Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tick Tock

Do you guys see my countdown clock? In about a week, DR will be back in the land of earthquakes and love :)  I'm happy,  excited, and nervous. We are planning for him to move in, which I am also happy, excited, and nervous about.
One of the first pictures I ever got of DR, from about 7 or 8 years ago!
He is planning to make the trip back by car. He and his mom will head this direction, setting out either Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. It isn't quite clear how long the drive will take, but probably they will arrive Sunday or Monday (the 18th or 19th).  The plan is for them to come to my place for a couple of days and then go on to his sister's place and be based there during the holidays. I think that will give us a good little transition period. I admit, however, that when he brought up having his mom with us for the first couple days of our reunion, it certainly changed my mental image of that reunion! Still, it makes the most sense, and I am glad to get to meet his mom finally. After all, he has had the dubious pleasure of meeting my parents already.

Anyway, I expect to have these butterflies in my stomach for the next few days. I have some things to do to get ready for guests...and for a new roommate, so to speak. But honestly, when I try to think of what to do, my mind goes kind of blank. That's how I roll.

What are you looking forward to most this holiday season?


Travis Erwin said...

I'm looking forward to having nothing looming ahead that will cost me money or time.

secret agent woman said...

I'm really excited for you Laura - this has been a long time coming.

I'm hoping for a quiet Christmas with the kiddos. This is my busiest time of year at work, so I'm also looking forward to taking a few days off to just breathe!

silly rabbit said...

Yay! Yes, I have been watching his count down to arrival. I am so happy for you both!

Well, gee... mom too. I can see where that might alter arrival plans a little. But the stay with his family for the holidays does sound like a good transition to life together.

Its so exciting!

I'm not really looking forward to anything this holiday other than what I usually look forward to. As in there is nothing special that I want or where I will go. I have all I need and don't want for much.
Life is just plain good.

laura b. said...

Travis: So, the post-Christmas season. Me too!
Thanks for stopping in :)

Secret: It is wonderful to think of the holidays as a chance for some time to relax with family and get a reprieve from work. That seems very well worth looking forward to.

Silly: I am feeling very fortunate and happy that we've made it to this point.
And when I read your blog, I can see how happy you do have it all...and you deserve it all!!!

Pamela said...

I am so happy for you! REally it will be wonderful, and will be a little bit challenging too but well worth it (meaning, moving in together and working on a life together). Wow, that's so great!!! You've made my Christmas...

laura b. said...

NoRegrets: Thank you so much! I am ready for the challenge...and the rewards too :)