the trip out to PA was a resounding success, himself shot a deer and i visited friends and family.
the new car drove beautifully. for the record, she can go up to 85mph without a whimper. luckily, my normally critical passenger was fast asleep. his only comment, upon pulling into my parent’s driveway, was that we seemed to have made good time.
Monday was spent visiting with my mother during which our conversations included but were not limited to:
my new haircut – she liked it
my new car – she liked but refused to take a ride in it
my diet – she thinks I need to eat better and is concerned that I might have a “leaky gut”
my weight – she thinks I lost weight. I don’t look “as chubby” her exact words, I swear!
my MS prognosis – she thinks I should continue with the copaxone shots. I don’t. we (and by we, I mean me) decided not to discuss this particular topic any further.
the 17 year old next door neighbor- who I used to baby-sit when I was in high school- dropped out of school and had a baby.
Christmas – when will they be coming to see us? we have to wait for dad to decide on this major issue
so basically it was your average mother-daughter visit and although it may not sound like it, it truly was a visit that was satisfactory on both ends.
Tuesday was a day for visiting with family. Mum and I had lunch with the following:
Three aunts, two cousins, one uncle and a wee little 2nd cousin.
It was a time to catch up and for me to bask in the love and admiration of family. Sometimes a girl just needs her family.
In addition to these aunts, uncles and cousins, I also managed to speak via the telephone to: two aunts, one uncle and one cousin.
For anyone who is keeping count, that is 5 aunts, 2 uncles and 3 cousins and one 2nd cousin. All in 12 hours!
In case you are curious about how many cousins I have...at last count we are 23 strong. I don’t know the 2nd cousin count but I think it is in the neighborhood of 20.
I also managed to squeeze in an early morning visit to my friend Jess and her kids. We sat in front of her beautiful fireplace and sipped tea and ate doughnuts with peanut butter frosting and gossiped about our mutual friends.
All in all it was an excellent two-day visit with the only one sustaining any mortal wounds was the deer.