Since I have nothing writerly to talk about today, I'm posting here instead of at OTB.
About noon-thirty, I'll be heading up to the airport to get Kiley (the Kid). Hubs checked the car out, made sure all the fluid levels are good, checked the air in the tires (which are relatively new), etc. I gassed up yesterday, so no stops between here and there. Might run through a drive thru on the way back because I'm pretty sure she won't have time to eat lunch along the way. If all goes well, we should be home by 5.
I feel really bad for her. In the space of a week, her whole world has been turned upside down. And she was finally back on track. But she'll weather through. We'll help her weather through. Patience and kindness.
Hubs and I spent some time over the last couple days moving the spare room around so it's less 'guest room' than 'Kiley's room'. Then we cleaned the house. Not full-on 'we've got guests coming' clean, but tidy enough for us. She's not a guest. She's family. And it's not like she'll be going around with a white glove. Then we set up an extra chair in the living room because typically, we only have two chairs because there are only two people here. We're ready for the Kid to arrive.
The cat is adjusting already. She's a pretty chill, little fur person.
I expect this will take some adjustment for all of us. We haven't lived together for 7 years. She's a full-grown adult and junk now. We've become more set in our ways. She's used to bustle and city life. We're hermits. Patience and kindness.
And once she's here, we'll be hunkering down. Oh, there will still be outings - going to the lake, taking walks, etc. Banking still needs to be done (via drive-thru). Might need to get gas again, depending on the number of trips to the lake. Everywhere else is off limits for at least the next few weeks.
But we have cake. And the makings for pizza. We have plenty of food that will stretch to feed three instead of the planned-for two. We'll survive.
I joked with her yesterday that she gets to spend Spring Break with the old folks... err cool kids. ;o)
Patience and kindness. And a big dose of humor.
How are things in your world right now? Hanging in there? :HUGS: