cosmo and i took a short trip to texas last weekend, to visit family. i had my birthday there, and was pampered with 3 hours of spa treatments! thus, i got to skip the trip to chuck-e-cheese.
nani always throws a party when cosmo comes to town, and cosmo got to spend some quality time with family (including his newest cousin, davis) and help out with farm chores.
for the fourth, we headed out to shawna's place, on lake lemon for fireworks, which conveniently happened on the third (july 4th was rainy all day, and the city fireworks were canceled).
cosmo got to stay up late enough to see the whole show. he also saw a beaver in the water, a blue heron fly overhead, and some bats. we camped out in shawna's yard.
it wasn't too wet for the parade, but the down-pour began just after it ended. sylvan and cosmo made the best of it with their rain fort.
this morning, carl and cosmo left for kentucky, to visit uncle eric, and cousin clem. i'm home alone for almost THREE DAYS! this is a first for me, and i don't quite know what to do with myself. or, rather i do, but deciding amongst the 37 projects on my list is a bit of a challenge. lara said that when she's looking forward to time alone, it is like a birthday check: she spends it over and over in her mind, a million different ways. kinda feels like that. i actually did try not to make a list, to just relax, play it by ear, do WHAT i feel like, WHEN i feel like it, for as LONG as i like. that never happens.
ahhhhh...such a gift. (which is not to say that i won't miss the crap outta both of them, and be jonesin' for 'em by tomorrow morning!)