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Monday, May 14, 2012

Thank God for phones


I sat down with all intentions of writing some witty post, that generated a lot of "this was a great blog" comments, but let's face it... I just don't have the writing bug lately.  I want to write, but about what?  Training?  That's not happening much.  The house?  Yeah, we're settled and you've all heard about that enough.  Racing?  Haven't done that yet this year.

Honestly, if you want to know what I'm passionate about these days, what really gets me ticking, it's things like macaroni and cheese, baked Cheetos, flip-flops. 

What, did you think that I'd have something really significant that gets me out of bed these days?? :)

Actually, I did have a fabulous last 4 days.  My mom and dad were here this past weekend and it was awesome.  I'm totally the girl that talks to her mom 29 times a day.  You think I'm kidding?  And it's not like a simple "hi, just checking in. Things good?  Okay bye" kind of conversation.  They go on and on and on.  It's kind of funny.  I mean, really, what could we possibly have that much to talk about?  Ha... my love of reality tv and celebrity gossip had to come from somewhere my friends.

I digress...

So the 'rents arrived on Thursday and I was bubbling with excitement.  This was the first time that they had seen the house.  Or Atlanta.  And I'll be kind of cocky and say that I was excited to show off all of the hard work that we put into the house.  (Who am I kidding... I've just shopped for things we needed I wanted for the house while Tom did all of the work). Thursday was a beautiful day - we walked the dogs, we walked the neighborhood, walked Town Center.  I wanted them to really get a feel for the hills city of Suwanee. I think at one point my dad told me that he wouldn't be able to walk the next day because he had to cut my dogs toenails. :)

Friday we did a bit more of the same, until that night when we had tickets to see the Gwinnett Braves play the Toledo Mudhens.  This is some good baseball people.  We introduced mom and dad to Mellow Mushroom (they of course can't wait to go to the one in PCB).  Saturday we shopped (in case there was anything that I needed for the house that I hadn't already found... there wasn't.).  Yesterday we had a great time celebrating Mother's Day and we went to Coca Cola World.

Now, let me explain something. 

Hi, my name is Colleen and I'm addicted to diet coke.

Going to the Coca Cola world was like bringing a crack addict to the Andes mountains in south America.  I couldn't get enough of the history of my drug of choice.

But again... I digress...


This morning came too fast as my mom and dad were back at the airport by 8am. :(  Although I'm adjusting to being a Southern, and loving just about everything in Altanta (I could do away with the spiders and the red clay), I miss my family.  I miss seeing my mom and dad, sister and brother-in-law on a Saturday at Costco.  I miss Sunday dinners or Saturday night poker nights.  I miss the ability to just pick up the phone and say "you want to meet in 25 minutes?"

But I cherished the time that we had together the last few days.  I loved that my dogs adored my parents (they are kind of finicky around guest... always have been).  Buddy even cried this morning when I came home without the treat lady. I look forward to the next visit... this time back in Ohio.

And thankfully, I know that my mom is always just a phone call away.  She might have spent the last 4 days with me, but since dropping her off this morning at 8am, I've talked to her three times.  And I have to call her now to remind her that the Bachelorette starts tonight. :)

What's new in your world?

18 comments:

Steve said...

awwwwww. yay for people like you. :)

Kim said...

Aw i love this post friend! Sounds like you have such a wonderful family!

New in my world...2nd in age group in duathlon yesterday. I was struggling! And slow! But alas. And i spent time with mike and his family, and it was really great.

Love ya xoxo

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

3 cheers for Mellow Mushroom! I will meet up w/you there in November! So sweet that you got to have you parent's over and show them all around. Did you ever get my email about the double century in Hartwell, Ga? We'll be there Memorial Day w/e to ride our butts off!
I never pegged you as a coke addict ; )

Karen said...

I feel you on the Diet Coke although I have gone to the other side... Diet Dr. Pepper. Glad you had a great visit with your parents. How awesome that you are so close to your Mom, love it :)

Caroline said...

Oh dear...I know how it is to miss the family...I wish I could say it gets easier but the truth is it does not...I have been here 12 yrs and I am still homesick. I love the person who invented SKYPE!

what is new...school is ending in 10 days...that will send me in panic mode...would you live 2 boys to come visit for a week? !!!

Caroline said...

like not live....:)

Kristin Deaton said...

Super sweet Colleen. The thought of the treat lady being gone I am sure upset Buddy. No more finger noshing! Coca Cola World is pretty awesome. Glad you had a great weekend. Miss you too. Now get your skype up and running missy

Alili said...

So sweet! And I can relate - still a little homesick now and then 3 years later.

Charity said...

I can totally relate, Colleen. Lived in my hometown my entire life until moving here, but it does get easier, just a little, with time. It's wonderful that your parents were able to visit and get a perspective on your new life...that was super important for my parents, I know. As they feel more comfortable, so will you. Keep your chin up! :)

Carolina John said...

so cool that they got to visit and see Atlanta. My mom is coming up here next weekend for a couple of days, but dad won't make the trip. he's getting too old to travel that far. I know what you mean, my parents lived 6 miles away and my brother 2 miles away for about 10 years. Then I moved 4 hours north? and took their grandkids away? That was really tough on everyone. I had a hard time with it. But you get used to it, and they get used to you being away, and eventually everything settles down.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

This is how I feel about living in Ohio when my family doesnt

Christi said...

And this is why we want to move to Texas so we can be nearer to family!

I am so glad you had a great time with your family!

ratherbeswimming said...

I can totally relate! To the constant communication with my parents, and the addiction to Diet Coke :)

Tricia said...

I talk to my mother (and grandmother) every single day :)

Matty O said...

Great post :)

If I ever go to Coca Cola World... I will be bringing my dad's dump truck... and filling it up w/ all sorts of goodies and treats for ME. Not sure if Heather planned on getting anything ;)

Matthew Smith said...

There is nothing wrong with talking to your mom a million times a day! I love my mom too. I'm glad y'all had so much fun and got to see a bunch of stuff. The Coke museum...well, I thought it was a little boring, but that's just me. I hope you enjoyed it! Maybe we'll have to go to one of those Gwinnett Braves games with you soon!!! Can't wait to meet you, buddy! It'll happen really soon. :)

RockStarTri said...

Sure hope you have unlimited minutes. I love minor league baseball too!

Molly said...

I know exactly how you feel. I've lived away from my family for the past 7 years, and I still miss them all the time. I talk to my one sister every day, and my mom as often as I can. Sounds like you had a wonderful visit!

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