My mom is here! My sister is here! I'm at work!
Which one of those (!) don't belong? My mom and sister drove down yesterday, arriving at about 6 pm last night. Mom was very excited to meet her grand-doggy and has already decided that she gets to spoil him and give him us much affection as she wants, Cesar's exercise-discipline-affection structure be damned! (She's now going to be in charge of cleaning out the pee in the crate then.)
Once I got home from work yesterday (yes, Sad Story but I'm taking Friday off in exchange), I whipped up a delicious, healthy dinner for the road weary travelers who apparently had subsisted their 600 mile journey on Tootsie Rolls and caramels. I made roasted zucchini, a delicious salad with blueberries, apples and almonds, cold rice salad with cilantro and feta and grilled chicken with a marinade of white wine and soy sauce. (Hope my poor husband isn't reading this who has had a lovely diet of Lean Cuisine, packed lunch or hospital cafeteria meal for nearly 4 weeks!) Promise, honey, it wasn't that good.
After dinner, we took Budster for a long walk and then we polished off a few glasses of wine just sitting around chatting. I love how easy it is to just curl up in a comfy place and talk to both my mom and my sister, and how the hours disappear as the sunsets with a wine glass in our hand or rises with a coffee mug in our hands, a la 5:30 am this morning. Mom was kind enough to accompany me on Buddy walk #1 of the day.
I am sure this week will fly by, so I'm trying to soak up every minute with my two favorite girls.
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