Thursday, April 9, 2015

When the Boys Are Gone



That's a poppy that I saw on a walk this morning. It looks as if there's an entire universe in there, doesn't it?



Sophie just got home from school. The boys are on the east coast. It's horribly quiet in the house and hardly peaceful. I'd call it desolate. I rarely complain about my boys for a reason, and that reason is because I adore having them around and they're amazing sons. I'm going to put Sophie in the car and drive west to the ocean. Maybe we'll walk a bit in the sand and watch the sun begin to go down. Maybe we'll eat some french fries at Perry's By the Sea before heading home.

What are ya'll up to?

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    1. I wish you were with ME at the beach!

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  2. Preparing my taxes for my financial guy really, really late after having had lunch in the marina. It's beautiful out.

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    1. It sure was beautiful out. We need to go out for lunch in the marina. When?

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  3. I had the day off. Reading, drinking, writing, massage, T'ai Chi Chih.
    That flower. Yep. A universe.

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  4. Family week here. Tired. Margaritas.

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    1. When are you coming back out to family week in southern California? I miss you!

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  5. We are keeping in touch with the tornadoes paths that are threatening our area.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  6. Paperwork and trying to appeal getting my son into some umbrella agency for intellectually disabled kids since the neurologist gave me a huge lecture on how I should give up all my dreams for him and "just make him happy and build his self esteem". And every program that leads to independent living is streamed through this agency and its parent agency.
    But what the hell, he wants to be an NHL player now. I figure he has as good a chance as any other kid in the world, right? Roughly about 1 in 37 000 000. Good odds. Awesome odds :) Enough to keep my dreams, no matter what they say.
    Don't let the neurologists get you down.
    Cass

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    1. Cass -- Thanks for your comment. Your neurologist sounds like a real -- well -- I won't say. Sigh.

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    2. The best part is that we got turned down for the agency. And the partner agency. The only agency that will take us is the mental health agency.
      Apparently epilepsy is a mental illness now? I think I'm developing one.

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  7. That poppy looks like the "Big Bang" --- swoosh.

    I've been hiding the cat from the landlord all day. They are here puttering around, gawd!, and it has taken them 5 hours to do so. When she came out, she ripped up a sheet of newspaper furiously. Think she's mad?

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  8. That's an amazing poppy! It DOES look like a galaxy or a universe! It certainly makes sense that you would miss your sons. There's comfort in routine.

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  9. I am feeling lucky that my girls have two different weeks of break so I get some time with each of them alone. This week, Eve and I have toured chocolate factories in the city, gone to a ceramic painting studio, and tonight we're going to babysit one of her former teachers' kids. I know that desolate feeling of not having your kids around and I don't know what I'm going to do when they go off to college. Stalk them, I suppose.

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  10. still smiling thinking of the dirty socks :)

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