I haven’t disappeared or been hit by a bus or…
I’ve been offline for the last couple of days, as my boyfriend’s daughters are here visiting. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since I’ve never met them before… we’ve actually had a really fun time!
We picked the kids up Saturday afternoon, and took them shopping for some extra groceries and something to wear for swimming. These poor dears don’t get sugared cereals or junk food at their mom’s house, so we loaded them up with Cookie Crisp and Trix cereals, and little pizzas and other such shameless indulgences.
The evening started off with swimming and hanging out in the hot tub. Then we all piled in for dinner and cracked up for a few hours - one of them (I won’t name names) actually laughed till she sprayed milk out of her nose *gryn* That’s how you know you’re having a good time!
Yesterday was our big adventure day - we drove a few hours out and visited Mt Rainier. Mt Rainier is one of my favorite places on Earth, so it would have been a good time even if I hadn’t been hiking with a barrel of monkeys. We saw marmots and pikas and deer and gray jays and, oddly, a grouse. And snow! One of the great things about Mt Rainier is getting to play in snow in the middle of the summer.
Upon returning, of course, we had to soak all our tired muscles in the hot tub, and then the daughters managed to drag me into the [cold!] pool. I can only guess at how annoyed all my neighbors must have been by all the splashing and laughing that late at night!
Sarah’s been patient and very welcoming, thankfully. I can’t imagine how weird it must be for her to suddenly have pseudosiblings in the house out of nowhere. *hugz* to my sweet Sarah.
I’ll be on as I can this week, but it’ll be a bit less than usual until the weekend. My house is a zoo right now, and I’m going to enjoy every enjoyable minute of it! They’ll be leaving this weekend, so I’ll return to being constantly logged in then.
I hope you’re all having a great week!