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It was frosty here this weekend, but it was also sunny, plus daughter1 was home so I won't complain. Well, I might mention my cold once or ten times before this post is finshed, but other than that I won't complain.
Daughter1 brought her boyfriend to The Garden State for the first time on Friday evening. I have to say when you step off the Amtrak near Newark, 'Garden State' is not the description that springs immediately to mind. ahem. As it happens though, we live a fair distance from Newark, more 'garden' less oil refinery, and I do think the boyfriend was a little surprised at all the farmland in our neck of the woods.
We actually had a very laid back weekend, what some people might call boring, but what we call relaxed. Daughter1 woke up with an earache on Saturday morning so she and I were quite the pair.
We did get out and about for a bit, showed the boyfriend around the local area, made a brief stop at Highpoint (can you say windy????) and then headed to our local village pub for lunch. Afterwards we came home and watched a lot of football. He's a huge football fan so he was completely on board with the plan. Some of us napped-
This picture makes me happy.
Hubs lit a fire in the outdoor firepit early evening, and after
many tries he also got our patio heaters working, so it was cozy. We grilled out, made smores, then watched just a little more football, and a little World Series. I don't know exactly how much because I went to bed at 10 PM.
I'm the hostess with the mostest.
The boyfriend has heard a lot of stories about Daughter1 and her sister, and said he'd like to see one of our videos from back in the day, so we obliged.
Oh my word, those little girls were so stinkin' cute. My heart can hardly take it, and hubs for sure can't.
And then, just like everysinglesolitarytimemygirlsarehome, the clock spun and we were headed back to the train station. Hubs and I were once again alone in the car, saying the same thing we say every time we deposit a daughter at the airport or train terminal...'I wish we didn't live so far apart'.
But we do.
And I don't see that changing anytime real soon, so I do what I do best which is compartmentalize. I mark the calendar and count off the days until the next visit. Until then, we'll text and talk on the phone, and we'll facetime if I can manage to answer without hanging up on the call. My girls are smiling I know. It's annoyingly funny, right girls?
Technology may get the better of me on a fairly regular basis, but you know what I have mastered?
Loving from miles away.
It's a superpower all mothers possess.