Over in a blink
Saturday, 9:15 pm
My boy is sound asleep. We had a busy day just kind of poking along. First we sat down and talked a blue streak for about three hours. It was WONDERFUL! Then we did some shopping to stock him up on essentials to last him the remainder of the semester. He appeared to be out of just about everything. I was rather amazed at how much money I spent on a less than 24 hour visit. Good golly. He also spent a couple of hours on his laptop working on a paper that’s due on Tuesday. While he did that, I sat across the room with my laptop. That’s what you’d call companionable silence.
Later in the afternoon several of his friends came over and took over the living room. We ordered pizza and they talked and played Guitar Hero and talked and ate...and ate...and ate.
Finally, after they’d all left, we sat down to watch a DVD movie—The Station Agent. What a wonderful story. It’s definitely not a Hollywood type of production (an independent film). It’s way better. Two five star recommendations from this household.
So now my happy boy is catching up on some sleep. He was so happy to be home. He looked around and remarked how he’d missed it and how homey it is. It feels so warm and inviting, he said. Well, I did have a fire crackling for him when he came home this morning. And Abbie was right there to offer her purrs and leg rubs, too.
I’ll take him back to his Dad’s house early in the AM. He’s catching a ride back to school with one of his fraternity brothers who lives in the same town. That’s kind of a nice deal for both his Dad and me. And the fellow with whom the lad is riding welcomes the gas money and the company. They’ll have a good time riding back together.
It really went by much too quickly. But we had such a good time. I hadn’t quite realized just how much I missed him until he walked through the door this morning. It was soooo good to see him and hug him and spoil him and hug him and talk with him and hug him some more. He’s grown up even since August. Looks more mature and about 20 pounds thinner and...I have to admit...he’s really handsome. It appears that school is a terrific environment for him. He’s happy and it shows. That makes me happy, too.
The nicest part, though, was hearing him say “I love you, Mom. It is so good to be home with you.” Gosh, those are magical words.