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Missing them like crazy…

I had a dream last night. It was one of those that I actually remembered when Rhys woke me up this morning. I didn’t want it to stop. But since it was Rhys that woke me up I had to conduct the morning ritual (bottle, playhouse Disney on tv and a diaper change) before I could get back into bed. As I lay there watching him I started to think back on this dream. The dream took me back to a time when  I wasn’t married (let along dating anyone), I didn’t have children and I wasn’t living in San Diego. I was back in Santa Cruz in my baggy overalls and with my two best friends, William and Paul. The strange thing is that we weren’t the age we were back then. We were our current ages just sitting arounda table like we used to at Denny’s with our usual bites just talking and enjoying each others company. GOD I miss that, I miss them. I miss all the times it was just the three of us. That was the first time in my life that I felt  like a complete person around a group of people. Like I was apart of something that was going to bring forth a slew of great memories.

William was the bad boy and Paul the good guy. When I met up with them for karoke night Paul was always thoughtful and got a pitcher of coke to share with me. William had to steal the crowd with his performances. I even liked how he stole the spot light from Paul whenever he sang “I will do anything for love” by Meatloaf. Whenever the female in that song came on with her part, out jumped William from behind a wall singing that part and Paul fell for it each time. It was moments like that that made me realize these guys are going to stay in that special place in my heart that all the other people I have met made an impact on me.

I also wonder if I’m feeling this way because the 2nd X-files movie is due out in…66 days. I remember William taking me when the first movie came out. I wore my baggy overalls. But this time we aren’t going to be together. I’ll go with Steve and eventually when Paul has seen it we will discuss.

I could really use a dose of them both. I can’t believe I miss them so much. But alas, life has us all moved in different directions. We are all married. Paul and I have families and William is still dealing with his past.  

I just hope one day my dream will come true to have all three of us in a room together, eating, dinking and being merry.




A few days later…

The Joneses have been home now for almost a week and it’s been nice getting home. It’s also hard to get back into the regular routine.

When we left Ohio to come home we were thinking that it was going to be as quick as it was when we flew over. One the way home we stopped in Denver, expecting a short lay over but boy were we wrong. We were surprised to see that we had a 4 hour lay over due to weather. Our plane was caught up in it in Newark and then again in Chicago. So imagine spending 4 hours in an airport with a 2 year old. Thank goodness it was the evening. We had dinner and walked around for a bit. I even found an upstairs shopping area at the airport. There I found three large vendor carts that you see at the mall with the largest selection of Croc shoes that I have ever seen. The only time I see Crocs are at Joann Fabric. I learned that Crocs originated out of Colorado so it made sense that they had such a huge selection. So, I tried on a few pairs and found a few that I might consider to buy. I’ll just go to the website and get them.

As the flights were starting to wind down for the day, we found an empty corner, pulled out the laptop computer and put on a movie for Rhys. We were hoping there would be some changes with our flight but we weren’t that lucky. Then when it was too late there was another flight to San Diego that filled up quickly with passengers from our flight and we missed out on that opportunity to get hom a few hours early. I had a feeling that the movie wouldn’t occupy Rhys the whole time and he found a new game with the people movers they have up and down the terminal we were waiting in. I think Steve and I both did about 10-15 laps back and forth with Rhys. By the end of that he had masted getting off and on the moving floors.

So instead of getting home around 9:30-10pm that night we got home at 2am. After getting settled with what we had the energy to do, get Rhys ready for bed and then ourselves for bed, we all finally fell asleep at 3am. Thank goodness for giving ourselves a few days to recuperate before going back to work.

My Mother’s Day was an unexpected surprise. Since we were on vacation I really wasn’t expecting anything. The day before Steve asked me if I wanted a computer of my own. That’s been something I have been wanting for a while. He handed me a flyer with a Mother’s Day special at Rent-a-Center where we got out washer and dryer. I noticed that they had laptops and they had one that I liked so I called the nearest location to us and they just happened to have one more in stock. At 5:45pm I ran out the door to get it and was home by 6:15pm with my new computer. So all day Sunday I spent cleaning out the laptop we both used and setup my new computer. I love it and it was a really nice surprise.

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Ohio so far….

I’m loving this vacation so far. When we first arrived and walked out to the car I just stood there. It was 30 degrees cooler and I was loving it. We left San Diego with highs in the 90’s. I was boiling when we left because of how warm it was at 4 in the morning.

So the weather here has been awesome. The cool breezes have been a refreshingly (is that a word?) welcome and the only bad day of weather was yesterday when it rained all day.  We (Steve’s mom, Rhys and I) even ventured out and went fabric shopping. There is a great little shop that I like to go to by my in-laws house.

Steve and the rest of the house have been in Virginia for a NASCAR race at Richmond. It was a night race and they had fun. They just got home as I write this. Rhys and I waited up for them. I figured it was ok since he took a late nap for 3 1/2 hours. 

This trip is all about family. We have just been enjoying the company of those we don’t see all that often and I love the relaxed pace we have been going. I’m going to feel refreshed and ready for that new job of mine when I get home.

more updates coming later…