This weekend, the Mr. and I were treated to a visit from our sweet Chicky.
When I found out that she had President’s Day off, I asked if she would consider coming home for the weekend. The Mr. has been very ill, so I thought he’d cheer up if he could spend time with her.
Now, let me tell you that I have amazing children. You’ve heard me wax poetic about them in the past.
Chicky has been especially attentive ever since I broke my ankle. She stayed with us for two weeks during Christmas vacation. We loved having her home.
She drove up on Saturday and completely surprised the Mr. when she walked in the door.
After she visited awhile, we decided to run some errands. She was considering upgrading her phone, so off we went to the Sprint store. She got her phone, and we drove out to the beach to do a bit of shopping. First, though, she wanted to go to the actual beach to take some pictures with her new phone. She wanted to try out the new camera on it.
I was a little nervous about walking on the sand but desperately needed to be in my happy place.
Y’all…the weather was perfect…the sand cool to the touch but not uncomfortably so…the water frigid.
Slipping my toes into the sand felt so very right. I carefully walked to the shore, avoiding as many holes as I could. My physical therapist told me it was good for me to walk on it (he said this after the fact, so at least I wasn’t in trouble!).
I snapped a few photos of her, and she even agreed to a selfie (forgive my face…I didn’t fix my hair or put on much makeup)…
Yes, I am posting her face for the FIRST TIME EVER! I asked, and she agreed.
Isn’t she just the cutest thing ever? ❤ ❤ ❤
Because traffic was a bear, it took us forever to do just a couple of things, so we headed home to cook a late dinner. The Mr. has been going to bed pretty early each night, so it was all he could do to hang on while we made up his fish and mashed potatoes.
She went to bed early because, heck, she’s a teacher and sleeps all the days when she’s not teaching.
We got up and went to church the next morning, and I got a good picture of her and the Mr. I won’t post that because the Mr. is blog-o-phobic. Ha!
Then, after lunch, Chicky and I headed out for an hour and a half drive. I was on the hunt for new sneakers (see yesterday’s post), and we needed to return something the Mr. had bought his mom for Christmas.
I sang and car danced on the way, much to her chagrin. It would seem that some things (or people) don’t change no matter how much time passes. 😀
Chicky couldn’t resist a little treat. She’s a healthy eater, so the splurge was a rare one.
Yes, she is adorable, is she not?
I heart her much.
I appreciated having her feedback on the shoes, although she made me chuckle when she told me not to limp while I was trying them on. I think she forgot that I’m recovering from a broken ankle. Actually, she hasn’t forgotten because it permeates all of my conversations.
We had a grand time shopping and found a couple of good deals. Overall, we didn’t spend much, though, despite the temptations we faced at World Market and Fresh Market.
Dinner was fish again for Chicky and the Mr. and a Tomato Basil Pasta recipe I’d made the day before (Oh She Glows has wonderful recipes) for me.
After dinner, she and I settled in for a movie…London Has Fallen…and then she headed to bed.
She and the Mr. left early yesterday morning. She needed to go back home, and she was dropping the Mr. off at his parents’ house. They are going to be taking him to his next doctor appointment so I can stay home and work.
Although I’m used to my life as an empty nester, it’s so easy to slip into the new-yet-familiar routine that having your children home brings. I sure do miss my kiddos when they aren’t here, which is why Chicky’s visit meant so much.
Don’t be a stranger, sweet girl. You are a blessing. ❤