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.
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
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?