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August 17, 2006

It's Toooooo Quiet

Hubby and the boys left this morning for a trip to South Carolina. C5 was born in Columbia, SC, so he's especially excited to visit his birth state.

(Each of the boys has especial affinity for the part of the country in which they were born. Trivia: Each of our children was born in a different state. None was born in the state in which he was conceived.)

Hubby's little brother has become one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. He's graduating from basic at Parris Island. Hubby and the boys have taken our first road trip since returning to the States to support his little brother. (They'll also be visiting the USS Yorktown and historical Charleston. The last time we were in Charleston was 1999, visiting some friends. . .)

And while I have a couple of Netflix movies that haven't made it to the top of the queue when the rest of the family is home, and while I plan on getting a long over-due haircut, and while I have some projects I'm looking forward to working on. . . it's hard to relax or concentrate with a house this quiet.

Update: Hubby called. He and the boys are safe and having a wonderful time. He says I make better barbeque than then legendary place at exit 14 when you cross over the Georgia line. And I'm off too watch "Raising Helen." Not because I've heard it is a great movie, but because we purchased pirated versions in Ukraine--multiple times--which promised to be in English but never were. Po-russki, it's called "Modnyia Mama." It's like completing a mission to finally watch it. . . And I'm drinking white zin, a vino Hubby finds less than appealing.


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:o) hope the haircut is a blast..
ikwym about the weird feeling being HOME ALONE. it really is too quiet.
don't get a rush of blood to the head and start a *spring clean* or anything silly :o)
relax, drink that bisbee coffee, and enjoy the sunshine: the weekend will be over and you'll be back in the ring all too soon !!!

Posted by: kate5kiwis at August 18, 2006 02:34 AM

Oh, enjoy yourself!!!! Do those girly things that can only be done when there is not quite so much testosterone in the house!! As another mom of four boys, I understand. :-)

Posted by: chewymom at August 18, 2006 07:14 AM

Enjoy your alone time the best you can. And know the homecoming will be all the sweeter because you miss them so much now!

Posted by: FLGrandma at August 18, 2006 08:49 AM

Yes, definitely indulge yourself in those things you couldn't/wouldn't do when the boys are in the house. I used to crank up the Linda Ronstadt while preparing a meal, just because hubby wasn't too crazy about her.

Posted by: Lee Anne Millinger at August 18, 2006 09:57 AM

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