27 August 2008

Still Waiting for my Apple Juice

Current mood: flirty

Well I woke up in a car
I traced away the fog
So I could see the Mississippi on her knees
I've never been so lost
I've never felt so much at home
Please write my folks and throw away my keys
~ "I Woke Up in a Car" by Something Corporate

I am in Texas – living a life of contradictions.

I am on vacation – yet working anyway!
It is hotter than Hades here – yet cooler than I remember!
I am rather tan – yet still paler than most people I see!

Here, I feel 'home'. A wise friend told me not too long ago that we are lucky as adults because we get to choose our family. It's true – for the most part. Here, in Fort Worth, I am the second mother to twins and a sister to their mom and step-dad. I am an aunt to Z-face and her baby brother. I think about the people I will see while on this vacation and I realize that while I have been pretty lucky with my blood family -- I have been ever-so-blessed with a family of my choosing.

Last night, my hosts made me a birthday dinner of roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob. They also brought me a birthday cake – vanilla, filled with chocolate mousse. The entire meal was delicioso. I love staying with families, especially those with small children. There is always something entertaining going on. Z-face was a little primadonna last night, wanting to eat in her daddy's place instead of at her own plate. She demanded (in her adorable little voice) cake in lieu of dinner – which did not fly with Mom. I enjoy watching SCG and her children. She is a phenomenal mother; and seeing her interact with both kids reminds me of all the reasons I love her so much. Her generosity, kindness, and (sometimes, even) frustrations are all part of her never-ending charm.

Tonight, I will be helping D/BFF pack for her big move this weekend. While I know she is a little stressed, I think the true issue is that she has a non-stop headache from the glare bouncing off that rock of hers. Damn the ring is nice! Soon, I'll have to change her name to 'the M/BFF formerly known as D/BFF'. That is a lot of extra typing. It's no wonder why Prince just went with an inpronouncable symbol.

This weekend, I will get to spend some time with Girl and Boy Twin. They are growing up so fast. Girl Twin's shoe size is already bigger than mine – which disappointed her greatly, as she is a notorious shoe thief. And Boy Twin has already claimed Marcus Aurelius as his own when he 'grows up' – though he still thinks I should have bought a sports car. Kids are funny humans.

Well, I already have postcards to mail and tons of work to do. I'll get back to you as soon as my apple juice arrives . . . really, I will!!!!

PERSONAL NOTE: Looking forward to spending time with you after dinner!

Eidetic Vision

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