My day started with Michael helping me move the things from E’s room to the smaller room and then move MY junk to the front… so I could ‘build’ my junk/craft/writing room. I’m so looking forward to having this. Pictures to follow afterwards.
We then did a quick ‘drive-by’ to Ikea. Now if you’ve gone to Ikea, you know that is an oxymoron (aka, you really don’t go in and get right back out), unless you FORCE yourself to do so. My force; he dropped me off while he parked the car, I quickly ran in the EXIT (which is the warehouse section) straight over to the Billy Bookcases (aka “F- those are really long & heavy” lol). So I had M get two for me, and I struggled with remaining focused (no other purchases) – okay, except for another step stool (when you’re shrinking with age, these darn things are your savior)… hee hee. Can you believe it, we literally bought only those items and immediately left.
Well, I had an appointment at the hair salon (luckily where my beautiful daughter works) in Seattle, so we had only 1 hour (driving time included) to get the bookcases & get into Seattle. Literally 8 minutes to spare to park and get in.
Following my appointment, we waited around to pick Anais up (from work) and to bring her ONCE AGAIN to our house. I’ve missed our time together. Now that she’s renting Little House from me, she doesn’t NEED me/my washer & dryer now. LOL But we do miss each other.
I loved taking her to get dinner (no steak this time) but she did want her usual grilled shrimp and M was happy to make her frozen margaritas. I was happy just to see her sitting across the counter and see her smiling face.
We chatted while M grilled and she shared some stories with me as well as asking another favor of me. I will ALWAYS be here for my kids.
As we watched a movie, she started to get tired (from the drinks too) but leaned over on my shoulder and gave my hand a squeeze and told me she was happy to be here, since she missed me too! All I could think about is how happy I am, but also really wish that my son was here with us too.
It’s hard when your kids grow up, but even harder when they aren’t in your life as much as you would like. I’m just truly grateful that they still need me once-in-awhile and want to be with me.