So many exciting things have happened in the past few weeks! Our oldest son, Patrick, and his fiancee, Samantha, bought a cute little house just 1.5 miles from our home. A small crew of us spent a weekend painting over the hideous colors on the walls which required a base of primer and two top coats of “Linwood Sands” by Lowes, a very calming beige color. I painted from 10:30 til 8:30 with only bathroom breaks and a small lunch break for pizza, and when I woke up on Sunday morning, I said, “OOOWWWW!!!” Everything hurt. My arms had rollered all day, I’d squatted to paint at the baseboards, and I’d gone up and down a ladder 100 times to do the areas at the top. I hope they will enjoy being homeowners, and since both sets of parents are can-do people, their house will look “House Beautiful” in no time. Seriously, I could not be more proud of our kids.
This week Hubby got a new iPhone 6S plus– which is a Very Big Phone. The first day he had it, he complained that his thumb did not reach the huge screen, and I suggested he create a “thumb extender” out of clay. Hubby looked it up, and apparently someone else already invented this apparatus. DRAT. You may recall I invented the Concert Diaper which I thought of during a Dave Matthews Band show when beer vs. body collided, and I missed my favorite song while waiting in line for the loo at Desert Sky Pavillion back in 2009. I had another “inventive” idea this week after a friend told me she’d been offered a shawl at a fancy restaurant. I thought that was hilarious, but . . . wouldn’t it be fun to have a “costume” restaurant? Guests would change into formal wear when they arrived. You’d be offered sparkly sequined or poofy ball gowns, tuxedos in many sizes, and bow ties and top hats, and tiaras, and faux-diamond necklaces. We’d serve old-fashioned elegant dishes like Beef Bourguignon, Oysters Rockeller, Vichyssoise, and Chateubriand. We’d have chandeliers and lots of mirrors on the walls so guests could admire themselves, with low lights and candles on the tables . . . and people could feel like they were someone else for a few hours. What to name it. Hmmmmm. The Cultured Cafe. Chic Bistro. Cafe Chandelier? I’ll ruminate on it some more.
William was home for a whole week for Spring Break, which was so wonderful. But then the week was over too quickly and as he drove away on Sunday afternoon to return to NAU for seven more weeks, I allowed a few tears to fall. I felt sad all afternoon, but I know he’s where he is supposed to be and is working hard. I must say, all this coming and going is really hard on a mom (and a dad–Hubby was sad, too).
I have so much to look forward to! It’s been a slow few months, but April 1st will find us at our favorite beach in Rocky Point for a long weekend. April 11 we are seeing Bastille (my favorite band) who are playing in town at the Comerica Theater, and we are driving to seem them AGAIN at the Cosmopolitan Resort in Las Vegas on April 14 and staying for the weekend. Hubby is going to Berkeley, CA later in April on business, and I’m trying to talk him into letting me come along. I’ve never been to that area of California and think it would be fun. William is coming home to take his best girl to Prom in early May, then just a few weeks later, we’ll be driving up to pack up his dorm and move him back home for the summer.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in awhile, you could miss it. I hope you all are taking time to enjoy life in this beautiful first week of Spring.