Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Day After

Daughter called early this morning, chipper and apologetic right up until the moment I told her I'd pick her up at 7:30 tomorrow morning for church, but I wouldn't come get her today. She was disappointed.
I was at the church this morning to help put up the tree and get the decorations out for the hanging of the greens tomorrow. Sister Best Friend and her mom came for lunch to day. I tried a new dish on them. I'm doing Christmas, and since Sister and Short Niece are now gluten and dairy free, some of our traditional Christmas dishes aren't going to work.
Daughter called about noon, disappointed she'd miss seeing Sister Best Friend, but happy because she'd been to a movie this morning. I am so much more relaxed with Daughter out of the house. It's nice to cook with the pantries unlocked.
I'll take Daughter out to lunch tomorrow after church tomorrow, and then straight back. I won't have to lock things up again until she spends the night Thursday. I came home last night after dropping her off, and didn't miss her as I thought I would. It was just a huge relief to be alone again.


maeve said...

A part of me wishes that K was close enough to drive back and forth. Maybe. I love her, I miss her, but she's making me crazy with regard to christmas. won't be happening.

Reverend Mom said...

I think Daughter is the perfect distance-- it takes about 20 minutes to get there. Close enough I can without too much trouble, not so close it's easy to make multiple trips. I think it would be harder for you if K were that close, because then M would be, too.