I am loving a very rare moment of quiet. I have been going full speed these last few weeks. My husband is at work. He goes to the office two days a week and is home for 5. That is the reverse of what most of you experience. I love him, but it is really nice when he is busy. My youngest started school on Monday. The bus comes at 6:10 AM. yes, you heard that correctly, so I have been up for hours. After I dropped him off, I popped back home and heard, nothing, quiet. I loved the sound of silence.
Max is exhausted. He has been feeling the strain of the last few weeks too. Then the overnight stay by Wrigley was almost to much for him to take. On Sunday my niece and her family arrived to visit for a few days. Their main plan was too see my parents, but they added in a trip to Orlando to see the sights, too.
Max has been very busy protecting them as they swim in the pool. Being a lifeguard is hard work.
They left yesterday afternoon, so I have been washing sheets, cleaning bathrooms and floors, you know how that goes. Today is a rare day off for me. I am taking my son to an appointment this afternoon so I had to reschedule my patients for Friday. This is a blessing as I have the morning to myself. Quiet, I love it so much.
My niece left me these, aren't they beautiful. Her kids are adorable, two knitted monsters and a felted bag were delivered to them. I hope they like their treats.
I finally talked to Mr. 18 year old last night. He has text me a total of 13 words since Saturday. A good sign I think. But boy was it lovely to hear his voice. He is happy, making a lot of new friends, riding around campus on his bike trying to find his classes, and I am sure experiencing a bit of college life. His classes start today. He has had lots of athlete meetings, swim meetings and practice. He is feeling all big and mannish. It makes it easier when they are happy, and it makes it easier when I have cleaned his room and there are no wet towels on the floor.
Sending my sister Claudia a big hug. She and her husband Don lost their beloved dog Riley on Monday. He is a beautiful, spirited, wonderful boy and he will be missed. Love you Claudia.