Sunday, August 17, 2008

Quiet

We got back at about 2:30am from taking the kids back home. When we got there, we ended up hanging out for several hours, playing with the other kids (they have five kids - makes me feel wimpy for only taking two) and eating cupcakes (my SIL has a cupcake business and was trying out recipes - oh dear god she is the best). We finally left with two dozen cupcakes, kisses and promises to the two year old, who was crying because he wanted to come with us, that he and the baby could have their week with us in three or four years.

We stopped by A's parents down the road and had Imo's, the yummy St. Louis pizza that I would eat too often if we had it here. Finally we got on the road, with Charlie happily passed out with the whole back seat to himself.

When we woke up this morning it was almost 10am. It was nice to wiggle a little further under the covers and not get up. The cats jumped up and kneaded our chests, asking to be fed. Charlie sighed and turned over. Cars outside rolled by, their radio bass thumping softly.
But there wasn't any Disney channel or giggling or little feet running.

Instead of our usual "bed day" where we loll about reading the paper and puttering in the yard, we're going to go to the movies. It's just too quiet around here.

22 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect end to a nice visit! mmmm... cupcakes sound good!

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  2. Funny - I'm enjoying a quiet dog-less weekend as Manny and Lucky headed out to the lake, and even though it's been nice, I'm feeling a hankering to go to a movie, too. I'm going to ask my Grandma to go to Mamma Mia.

    Enjoy the scrumptious cupcakes and each other!

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  3. The silence can be deafening. We are experiencing that as well.

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  4. I hope your enjoyed your Sunday, and I am so jealous of the cupcakes!!

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  5. That kind of quiet can be piercing. What movie did you see?

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  6. What an awesome time, great kids, great cupcakes, pizza, what could be better?

    I understand the silence, way too well...

    hope you had a good rest of your Sunday...xoxoxoxo

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  7. Wow. I didn't realize you had children at your house all week. What an awesome sister-in-law you are!

    I love the way you describe your late wake up. I had a very similiar one this morning!

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  8. Bed day? Sleeping until 10am? "it's too quiet"? Holy Shit.I haven't had that pleasure in, um, 4 1/2 years.

    Damn. Too jealous!!!

    Funny how we'll always covet the thing we don't have, even if it's something we pined for.

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  9. I hate that quiet. It makes me think of when we met the birth mother while we tried domestic adoption. She asked us why we wanted to adopt and we told her we wanted to hear the pitter patter of little feet running through our house. The quiet sucks.

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  10. Hope you enjoyed your day of peace and quiet after a fun week with the kids!

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  11. I hope the movies broke the silence and you still got a chance to have some bed-day-like relaxation.

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  12. I hope your Sunday was a lovely one that left you ready and refreshed for the week ahead!

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  13. I know that too quiet feeling. It always feels strange to come home to a dog-free house if the dogs are kenneled for some reason.

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  14. Ok...my mouth is watering, dreaming of cupcakes. WeightWatchers bullshit.

    I'm sorry the silence got to you this weekend. Sometimes it really is deafening. Hope you got to see a good movie!!

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  15. A cupcake sounds delightful right about now! Sounds like you had a great time!

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  16. So awesome that you have a writers' group. That sounds so good! Glad you made them jealous with our names - it's kind of funny cause those are the names of me and my middle sister, so they go together so well, and I just met two little girls last week who were named that, and there's a Canadian folk duo with those names. So clearly what I'm trying to get is that we are destined for greatness in your circle of friends.

    Sorry about your headache. Or, as you would say: "Poop!"

    Hope you feel better soon.

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  17. Sounds soooo relaxing. Mmmmm, cupcakes have to be my favorite food group! Lol

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  18. Can't stop thinking about cupcakes. Thanks a lot.

    Thanks for entering the M&Ms giveaway, Io.

    We'll announce the winners next week, so be sure to check back!

    Lori

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  19. Can you please relay to your SIL that I would be happy to taste test anything she ever needs tasting for (well, for cupcakes. But maybe not shit cupcakes, I have my limits.)

    I'll pay for easy overnight shipping with the minimum of a dozen cakes and I'll return the favor of giving an analyzed detailing of my tasting experience.

    Thank you.

    (~wink~)

    Hey - when does the big test results come back for your hubby? I see that no one took up my request of some hot pregnant sex. lame.)

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  20. we too just sent our niece back to her parents. as much as i loved to see her go, she was really starting to grate my nerves. i HATE the silence in the morning. there are days when it breaks my heart, and then there are the days when i feel guilty for enjoying.

    (ICLW)

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  21. Mmmmmmm...cupcakes...what flavor were they? It sounds like y'all had a great time with the kids.

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  22. Sometimes I think it's easier not having access to many kids in our lives. For us, there's just the one--our nephew, who's turning 6 this fall. We see him enough to remember what a delight it must be to raise a child. And sometimes on the way home it does leave an ache in my heart. I had hoped to have his cousin years ago. The older he gets, the more I feel like I'm falling behind.

    Your husband's family seems so wonderful. But it must ache to leave that chaos behind for the well-ordered life of an empty house.

    Thinking of you...

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