I went over the mountains for a long weekend the end of September. I stayed with my niece Dani and her family this trip, which was really fun (well - maybe except for the 6:30 am wake ups from her girls, but their cuteness made up for that!) I had a great lunch with some high school friends, and a really nice dinner with a high school friend. It's been fun reuniting with some of these people!
|Double the nieces!|
It was close to 80 every day when I was in California and I for sure took advantage of it! Jenae drives herself so "taking care of her" does not involve much "taking care of." It gives auntie time to sit on the patio and read in the sun.
|Since we never take a pic together.....my baby seester!|
|Our rainy afternoon walk!|
These longer evenings have been a little hard for me. I miss my Tuesday "training walks". I miss being able to be outside!! I have tons of things to do in the house; I need to adjust my attitude and just get some of this yucky house cleaning stuff done (cleaning out cupboards and closets....)! I've said this before, but when you lose your other half, it's a lonely journey. I am so grateful for friends who have me over for dinner, who take me out for dinner with them, who ask me to get out and about with them. I need that!!! I'm also thankful for my parents - they are great about having me for dinner. Mom and Dad are also very willing to take Dutch when I leave town - such a relief! AND I could not do this without my kids. They and their kiddos bring me great JOY.