Home is the word you sigh in your heart. Its the place where the people there know what comfort foods you like and the best hairbrushes for making the headaches go away. Home knows all your in-jokes and laughs at the stupid one-liners you pop off with. Sometimes, its a place of hurting and grief. But overall, Home is where your heart lives in contentment.
Home has the best coffee.
Talked to Mom on the phone for, oh good God…must’ve been an hour and a half. Not much, you know-hugely important, but good catch up. Bro and SIL are checking on their upcoming baby’s gender. I am not surprised. They’re both extremely organized people & would want to make appropriate plans. I think they’re going to be very good parents. I am also thrilled that the folks are getting a grandbaby closer to where they are. I feel the Girl is missing out on a lot, not getting to see her Nonni and Poppy. I know they miss her, too.
We are moving in just a few weeks. Our official move out date for the apartments is 2/26/2006 – but we are going to start taking over non-essential stuff in the next week or two. We just have waaaaaaay too much stuff. We are hoping to have movers for the large stuff like the OG chest, the entertainment center, the 90 metric tons of books and the other 90 metric tons of cooking gear. C and I are both cooks – good ones, too! – and between us we have enough gear to furnish a small restaurant. Twice.
The kitties, Macha and Grumpicus will become indoor/outdoor kitties. Grumps is already mostly an outdoor sort, anyhoo. Macha however…well, we’re going to have to get a dog door just so she can squeeze her fat butt outside.
All of us have been fighting a rather nasty cold. Allergies set it off but it developed into something with a bit more bite. I thought I had the sucker licked but then the Girl came down with it and in turn re-infected me. Blech….I must’ve taken over 2500 mgs of Vitamin C today. Hopefully, that will kill whatever evil germs that are causing me to be a mucous factory.