We arrived about 6:00 last night. Traffic was pretty awful around Dallas but it was rush hour and Friday…what did we expect. We’re just keeping our fingers crossed that we don’t go back to Houston in an ice storm tomorrow. That wouldn’t be pretty.
Calli is celebrating all day. Brent and Jerry headed out after breakfast for Declan’s basketball practice and Lana’s game. Erin, Calli and I went out for Calli’s cake, balloons, etc. for her party this afternoon. Nana and Pop gave her roses (along with a few toys) and she loved cutting the stems and arranging them in the vase.
I think she liked being an only child for a couple hours…shopping, arranging flowers, filling goodie bags. Peaceful time before Cyclone Declan arrived home.
Calli’s party is at an art center. Kids are learning to paint Van Gogh’s Starry Night…can’t wait for the results. The girls went to a party last year and did one of Georgia O’Keefe’s flowers and we were stunned with how beautiful they were.
Lana has glasses now so we got a picture of the “Girls with Glasses”…Her’s are similar to mine..plain on the front with something interesting on the side. Lana , as you can see, is a bit of a ham. Seven really is the perfect age.
Erin and I were talking about my energy level earlier today and I was saying that I’ve been filling out forms every week saying my energy level has been pretty much what it always was. What I failed to recognize is that, at Anne’s, I’m not on the go constantly. I’m not running out to yoga, to meet with friends, to volunteer at the library, to run errands, etc. I’m not cleaning a closet or vacuuming the pool or washing a floor or cleaning bathrooms. No wonder I thought my energy was just fine. I get to Erin’s and it is very clear I don’t have the energy I used to have. Shopping in the morning and playing with Declan for an hour is about all I can manage today.
Took a nap and now we’re ready to go out to dinner. Calli’s choice…Macaroni Grill..Yum. Declan is packing a bag of toys (he’s afraid he’ll be bored). He makes me laugh.
Life is soooo good!