Monday, July 20, 2009

Sharebear Visit

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.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Wish I was there. Yall are certainly some of my favorite girls.