There is something to having peace-n-quiet....but now that the girls are older and more independent, it isn't as easy to "let them go" for a couple of weeks while I'm doing classwork. In years past, I will openly admit that having a break from the constant "neediness" of them at their younger ages was nice.... but now, so much more can be done with them during the summer, and two (maybe even THREE) weeks is a long time to be apart. ...... DH and I headed out from my sister's around 12:30 this afternoon, waving goodbye to the girls as we left for the 5.5 hour drive back home across the state. They will stay with my sister for a week, and then be handed over to my parents for another week (or two).
We drove through two storms along the way; one of the eastern part of the state, and the other on the western part of the state.
OH!!! AND GOOD NEWS! My sewing machine techie worked out a "hand-off" with his neighboring business "Chicken Unlimited" for me to pick up the Bernina since the quilt shop isn't open on Sundays. I should have taken a pic of the chicken place, but simply wanted to get my machine, say SUPER DUPER THANKS to them for being willing to "babysit" my machine so that I could save a 3 hour round-trip some OTHER time in the week to pick up my machine, and be on our merry way again.
So....DH and I already took a walk through the garden, picked a container full of cucumbers, did some minor weeding, unpacked the car and bags (a little bit), and are sitting reading through the mail and just relaxing after the drive.
Thank you for all the CONGRATS comments for our 12th year; he IS a keeper for sure :0)