A form of escapism

So I’ve been feeling down in the dumps lately. While talking to my mom on the phone, she suggested that we (me and the girls) come down to her house for a visit. As an added bonus, they were planning on seeing my grandma and my aunt Barb (who hasn’t met Brielle yet) so I decided to take her up on it. Then Kevin could work as late as he needed to without feeling guilty and I would have some company during the day, and someone else could do some of the child care and be thrilled to do it.

I drove down last night after my chiro appointment. We ate chicken strips and treat of all treats, French fries with a milkshake on the way. We stopped just once for a nurse break, 15 minutes from Gigi & Opa’s house. Aviana was only a wee bear to get to sleep. Today was a good day.

We dropped off Gigi at a job interview, went to Wal-mart and bought the essentials in life–Huggies and Diet Mountain Dew. I even had a coupon for the diapers. After we picked up Gigi, we washed and vacuumed out the car (a big thrill if you’re two!), ate lunch and left for Grandma Leonard’s house. It’s about an hour and a half in the car, so I thought for sure Aviana would fall asleep and nap, epecially in light of the previous late night. She did fall asleep, but that was only after an hour and fifteen minutes and the seventh repeat of the Big Band version of Down by the Station. We had a wonderful visit and it was fun to surprise everyone as Grandma and Aunt Barb didn’t know we were coming. We went for an enjoyable walk, had enjoyable chats, ate a truly enjoyable meal with doubly enjoyable Brown Betty apple pie for dessert. Plus, Grandma’s rocker/recliners are way more comfortable for nursing than any seating in my house.

2 thoughts on “A form of escapism

  1. Monte says:

    Soooo good to be able to read your writing again! It has always been helpful to me. Your genius sparkles all over it. I’ll be back!

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