The house seems so empty. No cute smiles from little Audrey. No hugs and lap-sitting with Lolo. No more pictures drawn on computer paper by Lolo. No more bottles for and big eyes by Audrey. No baths, no giggles, no book reading, no story telling, etc. The bedroom doors are open, the family room is a mess. The girls have gone home. We are tired - exhilarausted again.
Audrey woke up at 5:30 a.m., went back to sleep until 8:30, and Lolo got up at 7:30 - Linda took the Audrey duty, I took the Lolo duty. We packed them up this morning and took off before 11 a.m. to drive to Temecula (about 70 miles north) to meet their mom at the Chick-Fil-A in Murrietta. Audrey slept the whole way, and Lolo talked and sang most of the way. We got there about 12:30 p.m. and Tami was there soon after. We had lunch, Lolo played on the play structure, Linda couldn't find her purse, and Tami was grateful that we shortened her day a bit by driving halfway. We were home by 3 p.m.
I checked my email in the morning, but didn't read blogs until I got home. I posted Who's the Genealogy Hottie? (inquiring minds need to know this), Help Me Out With Genealogy Words (for the CVGS game on Wednesday), and Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD (congrats to Jean for an earned doctorate in Folklore). I went in to watch the news, and have dinner (Linda got take-out from Lolita's) - I took a short nap too! At 6:30, I came in and checked Facebook, commented on some blog posts, and checked email again. The Padres game came on at 7:05, and I watched the game while reading the paper and then my Catherine Coulter novel. After the game, I checked everything one more time and wrote this post.
Genealogy today - 3.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, and 1.5 hours writing blog posts. Making family history - 7.0 hours!
Tomorrow should be a big genealogy day - we have the CVGS picnic at 11, and I need to work more on Project M and read the Litchman article for the TGSG chat on Thursday.