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Wouldn't it be lovely if, with just a twitch of the nose, life, or any aspect of it could be changed. Instead, positive changes always seem to involve tremendously hard work, determination, and endless setbacks. How lovely it would be to have the powers of Samantha Stephens.

Friday, April 21, 2006

The Arrival


I woke up around 4:00, and lay in bed for an hour, wishing I could sleep. I got up at 5:00, got e-mail, and surfed a bit (no porn!! good for me!!), and added to my blog. Darrin arose at 5:30, so I did my usual morning routine at that time, and we discussed my "responsibility" to go pick up his mother today. I've decided to take Adam with me. He needs shoes, and we can stop at a Reebok outlet that's kind of in between our town and the airport. Darrin told me he's decided to see if he can arrange to take a half day and come with us. I'm just hoping that my lack of sleep doesn't hinder my ability to drive safely, so it would be good if he can do that.

The kids had to be at school early today for a choir practice, so I skipped my run in order to make it in time--and I was feeling a little tired, as well.

My first student arrived at 8:30, and I taught till noon. My phone didn't stop ringing all morning long. I don't answer when I teach, but the interruptions are annoying, to say the least. Darrin, Jr. came home for lunch around 11:30, and we sat and chatted for a moment. Darrin arrived at noon and we picked up Adam from school, and left for the airport. I drove as Darrin and Adam ate lunch and took naps. After about 2 hours, Darrin and I switched and I napped for the final half hour--I was TIRED.

We waited for about an hour at the airport--couldn't find my mother-in-law. It turns out that the printout Darrin had made of her flight schedule, didn't include the name of the airline she was flying in on. This is NOT a good start to her visit. Finally, Darrin's cell phone rang. It was his stepfather (Darrin's mom, for some reason, doesn't have Darrin's number, but his stepfather does--weird), and we were able to find my MIL, Mary.

We got back on the road, drove to the outlet store and bought six pairs of shoes--one each for Mary, Adam, Tabitha, and me (I've run off the tread of my current running shoes), and two for Darrin. I was surprised when Mary insisted on purchasing her pair, and also Adam's and mine. Interesting, and a little unusual for her. We thanked her, got back in the car, and drove home. Darrin was trying to convince us to stop for dinner, but I just want to go home. I had made some soup this morning, and Tabitha and Darrin, Jr. were heating it up for us and setting the table.

We arrived home at 7:00, and ate a late supper. It was nice. Darrin dashed off to ANOTHER meeting at 7:30. We cleaned up, and Mary chatted with the kids while I changed the sheet on Adam's bed (which doubles as our guest bed--poor Adam) and put our air mattress in Darrin, Jr's room for Adam. Then I cleaned Adam's floor and vacuumed it, just to make sure the room would be perfect for my MIL. Which is kind of funny, because she's an absolute slob, and probably wouldn't have minded if I hadn't even changed the sheets. Oh well, maybe I did it for me.

We put the kids to bed at 9:00, then Mary and I chatted till Darrin got home around 10:00. I had forgotten to type a paper for Tabitha, so I did that quickly, and we went to bed. I was asleep immediately.


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