First of all, I am so thankful for one of the other scouting families for pitching in for me when we've had days I couldn't be everywhere I needed to be. They have taken Samuel with them, dropped him off at home, kept me informed of everything he's doing/needs to do, etc. Last night was "Beast Feast" at one of the churches here, which was supposed to be for dads and sons. Of course, Buddy couldn't go and dad was working. This other dad volunteered to take Samuel with he and his son. Samuel had such a great time. Just what he needed after being with girls and a baby all week!
2 of my friends came over today for tea and some really good conversation. They each brought a child for mine to play with, so we were able to really share our hearts. These ladies are both just a few years older than me, been married longer than we have, and have such great wisdom. They both basically told me I had to get a babysitter to watch the kids and just go be by myself for a while before Buddy came home. I'm so thankful for their orders!
My babysitter was free and I got to spend 2.5 hours by myself, first roaming around looking for boots and gloves, which I really badly needed- both for this cold weather and for our trip to ROG. Then, I went to Panera and sat by the fire, knitting while drinking tea and eating a muffin. I felt so relaxed and refreshed, I felt both like I could just stay there for a long time and that I was ready to go home and face the waiting for Buddy.
He'll be home in less than 24 hours! I'm looking forward to hearing his stories and just being together.
Off for more knitting!
Oh, and I'm bespectacled now, so I could actually read everything on the menu and not guess! Still getting used to the "look" and to the seeing. Catherine so honestly tells me I don't look very pretty with them on. Oh well, at least I know she loves me enough to be honest with me!