Thanks to everyone who asked about how it went with ex-husband who was supposed to meet with me yesterday. He was a no-show (for me at least). He did show up at his parents house to spend some time with the girls and they returned with no tears, so at least in that we all fared well. I give up on the conversation bit, there are some battles you just have to accept you will never win. Myself, I had a nap (what’s that?) on the couch with a quilt and the QUIET. I cannot remember the last time the house was so quiet or when I took a rainy day nap for that matter.
Today the girls were home and the house was again full of noise, but good noise: laughter and shrieking and hushed conspiracies, giggles around the dinner table. Ems decided that it was her doll Julie’s birthday, so celebrations were had, cards were made, treats with dinner. Ems was never a baby doll kind of girl. Boo loves her babies, but Ems could never be bothered until she discovered American Girl. She got Julie for her birthday in April and needless to say, she has become a very dear friend indeed.
I got some play in today too. I took my camera for about an hour and wandered the homestead and got this little shot of Julie resting after her busy day of celebration. I found her on the couch on the very same quilt I wrapped myself into yesterday. It appears though that she was too tired to take off her party dress or her shoes. Today would have been my 12th wedding anniversary, but I would much rather remember it forever as Julie’s birthday.