July 17, 2007

Blogging Vacations

This vacation was a whirlwind. Bloggers really had a pretty big part, much larger than I ever anticipated. PT and his son went golfing with my husband and son. I met Mrs. Who and her husband Bitteroot.

And Sunday morning I went to breakfast with Denny, Zonker, Holder and Richard. I absolutely dropped the ball on breakfast. I knew Elisson was out of town and I wanted to see if his wife could join us. I think the world of her. But with the chaos in my head, I forgot to call her until Sunday morning and she couldn’t make it.

Zonker had gotten hold of Holder and Richard, however, the night before and they made the trek out to meet us with their daughters. I’d never met them before and it was a real pleasure. I’m glad that Zonker had the foresight. Richard comes across as cerebral and laid back. Holder is a SHARP woman and very funny. Nothing gets past her. And their daughters were so well behaved.

As we left, their eldest gave me a bit of a hug. It caught me a bit off guard. I have never ever wanted daughters. I have always been happy with my hand in life. More than happy, actually. When I was pregnant with my third, people used to ask me, “Trying for that girl?” It used to bug the crap out of me. I would always smile sweetly and say, ‘No, just healthy!’ But their daughter actually made me think, “Hmm. I wonder what it would be like to have had a daughter.” They were great kids.

The kids sat at one booth and we sat at a table. The restaurant was loud enough that we could talk and carry on so we bothered no one. The breakfast was very good and the conversation better than very good! As always, it was great to see Zonker and Denny. They always make me laugh and it’s an assured wonderful time.

Posted by Boudicca at July 17, 2007 09:51 PM | TrackBack

It was a privilege and an honor to have been able to meet with you...thank you for taking the time to step off of your whirlwind to meet us!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at July 18, 2007 01:28 PM

I am blessed with two of the best sons that anyone could ever want. Both have grown into first class men.

Ten years ago, we went to China to adopt our first daughter. Six years ago we went back and adopted another daughter. They are different. In most cases wonderfully so.

For instance, my sons were always happy to see me when I got home from work, and we'd often go outside and play, run, ride bikes and so forth. Great fun!

One remarkable difference is how a daughter expressed her affection for her Daddy. I will always remember the day that I drug up from an especially tough day at work. My older daughter, about seven at the time, climbed into my lap while I was recovering my bearings while seated at the kitchen table. She wrapped her arms around my neck and said, "Daddy, I just love you so much, I could just hold you forever."

At that point, you ask yourself "What kind of day did I have after all??"

One of the differences. :)

Posted by: Gabby at July 18, 2007 04:04 PM

Mrs. Who... truly the pleasure was all mine. I had so much fun. Thank God for the rain!

Gabby- Oh my husband would have loved that. I think he really wanted a little girl. Deep down. A Daddy's girl.

Posted by: Bou at July 18, 2007 09:32 PM

Aggghh! I was so frustrated to have missed this little get-together. Your boys are a pleasure - as are you, of course!

Posted by: Elisson at July 18, 2007 10:58 PM