Homeward bound
Saturday June 09th 2007, 12:23 pm
Filed under: Non-Knitting

(For those coming here from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s site, scroll down, the two posts before this one, they’re there, plenty to see, plenty to see, move along, move along.)

I got the surprise of my life last night. The son-at-home and hubby were set to go to a fathers’ and sons’ church campout last night. John said he had to do some shopping for it, threw the sleeping bags in the car, and took off. Meantime, the doorbell rings: the hubby’s 29-year-old cousin, showing up to help spruce up the place a bit. She vacuumed while telling me to sit, sit, go knit, go relax. Do NOT get up to help. Just sit.

I finally called the hubby, after she left, going, John said he was going to do some errands and go shopping but he just kind of disappeared on me and where IS he?! Oh, dunno, was the vague response, he had some shopping I told him to do.

So finally, much later, while I’m kind of stewing–they had to get a move on if they were going to get to this campout thing on time, this was not a day for the hubby to be working late, they close the gates at Foothill Park early–I hear a voice behind me as I sit at the computer, going, “Hi, Mom!” I turn around to say Hi John and where have you been?!–and it was my son Richard. Home from college, where he’s been doing spring term, to surprise me, with his dear friend Kim. John and my hubby waited a moment, and then came in the door behind them, laughing: they’d just picked them up at the airport.

I was not expecting to see the kid till August, much less two kids. (She has grandparents in this city she wanted to go visit and stay with, so they came in together.) He carefully waited till my trip to Petaluma would be over, because he knew how much I wanted to go see my friend Stephanie of yarnharlot.ca fame. And then he didn’t even brush my knitting needle sculpture bits out of the way, he was home and the piano was his! (Darn. I already had the tuner coming– *next* week.)

Richard home in June It’s so good to have him home!

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What a wonderful surprise!

Comment by Amanda 06.09.07 @ 12:59 pm

Oh, I tell you…

Comment by AlisonH 06.09.07 @ 1:00 pm

What a marvelous surprise for you! OT, I have been enjoying your blog, which I found about 10 days ago – thank you from Canada

Comment by Joan 06.09.07 @ 4:43 pm

Hi Mom! I’m glad you were suprised; heavens knows I was when Richard told me what he was planning! *HUG* I’ll see you in 12 days!

Comment by Shelle 06.09.07 @ 4:52 pm

What a nice surprise for you! Have fun together.

Comment by Lisa 06.09.07 @ 5:51 pm

I told Richard Lawrence that Kim was a keeper. Was I not right? Dad

Comment by Dad 06.11.07 @ 6:25 am

Absolutely, Dad!

Comment by AlisonH 06.11.07 @ 11:22 am

Hi Alison! What a nice surprise. Thanks for talking about the Harlot. That is so great that she could be supportive of your book and that it was such a positive time for you. I can’t wait till I get mine! Just a few more days I hope.

Comment by kellie 06.11.07 @ 12:20 pm

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