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Posted: 04.16.2002
The day after the night before
I hate that "empty" feeling in the house after company is gone. Kathy's visit was much too short -- a true whirlwind four-day weekend. Todd even got so bored tonight that he cleaned the inside of the washing machine with a toothbrush -- the boy needs help! And poor Claire must have snuck into the guest room a good 25 times before buying that Kathy really was gone. I just snapped this pic of her in the computer room and the flash didn't even make her flinch.

Does anyone else get that way after company leaves? On one hand it's nice to have your house back and know a more normal "daily routine" is on the horizon. But on the other hand, it's so much more fun just to play. Kathy and I haven't had this much time together since late high school and early college. (She went to New Orleans for our wedding but I was in such a blissful daze that weekend I really don't remember much that wasn't photographed or on video.) I really hope we'll be able to do it again soon!

Our dance card won't be empty for long though... One of Todd's friends from high school gets in town later this week on the 18th. Then Joy and Ryan will be here in early May. And after that, Robbie has rescheduled his visit for mid-May. Good thing we've got a vacation coming up in August. I'm going to need a vacation from everyone else's vacations. That's one great thing about living in Florida though. Eventually everyone will come and see you!

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

I get that way too. It's nice to get back to routine but you still miss the people that came and saw ya :) Glad your back now though it was getting lonely with out ya :)

If Todd gets too bored he can always come here and scrub for me hee hee

¤ ¤ credit: Gnome-girl | 04.16.02 at 05:07 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

You're right about that, almost all of my vacations include Florida in some way or other... I have a brother and a sister, a brother-in-law and soon the mother-in-law and father-in-law there... Wow.

¤ ¤ credit: Mad Bull | 04.16.02 at 07:18 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

You know, I used to have a cocker spaniel too. Good conversation starter with the women, but all in all he was my least-favorite dog. They say that they bred them in a way that encouraged the narrow head, but methinks it squeezed the brain. :-) She is a cocker spaniel, right?

¤ ¤ credit: Mad Bull | 04.16.02 at 07:21 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

gosh, I'm sooo different. I need my personal time and space, and I get edgy if I have to entertain for more than a night!

sounds like you guys had a great time, though. yay for old college friends!

¤ ¤ credit: erika | 04.16.02 at 07:28 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

For me it really depends on who visits. Usually people don't stay at our house, and I don't know many people out of town, so I can't relate 100%.

¤ ¤ credit: jesse | 04.16.02 at 07:45 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I agree, it's a wierd feeling to have company for a few days and then *poof* back to the two of us...

My younger sister visited two weekends ago for 4 days and my husband had a childhood friend and her boyfriend over last weekend for 2 days. By the time we get back from New Orleans next week I will want to sleep for a few days straight! :)

¤ ¤ credit: leandra | 04.16.02 at 08:59 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I understand how you are feeling Robyn. I get the same way. While I love having our house to *us*, there is an excitment in the air when people come to visit. Then it is all to quickly over. Kind of like Christmas...Building and building all for one day, then *poof* all gone. I love that picture of Claire though. Boy is she a cutey! I remember the night you & Todd got her. You guys were so excited & she was so tiny. Wow that brings back a lot. =)

¤ ¤ credit: Lynn | 04.16.02 at 11:29 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Claire is an American Cocker Spaniel (she turns 6 this June) -- but she's also the only dog in both of our entire lives that has us completely, 100% wrapped around her little paws. She is "human" funny, and has so many human traits and quirks. We truly think of her as our "child" and I can't imagine life without her -- I honestly think sometimes that she's smarter than I am! :-)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 04.16.02 at 01:06 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I love company too, and then I love it when I have my "space" back also. Your uncle Brian used to have a sign on his bookshelf that said "fish and visitors stink after 3 days". I think he meant it. I can't wait to come out there and see you guys, just waiting on enough vacation days to stack up to drive out there--not flying these days.

¤ ¤ credit: Mama | 04.16.02 at 01:25 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

yup.. hate the sound of silence sometimes myself.. I guess that's why I don't kick my sister out more often..

¤ ¤ credit: lynn | 04.16.02 at 07:02 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Awww.... you have a tummy rub slut too. Isn't it weird how dogs love to sleep in that position. Jess does it all the time.

¤ ¤ credit: Joanne | 04.16.02 at 07:40 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Speaking of guests, my husband informed me last nite that his sister and the whole "famdamily" are coming up for his daughter's graduation next month and then staying the WHOLE Memorial Day weekend, and we are to take them ALL camping!! No one asked me if I wanted to spend my whole holiday entertaining, 9-11 people and cooking for them.....for about FOUR days. Sometimes I wish I could just say "it's YOUR family and I'm on holiday. sorry." :{

¤ ¤ credit: Mama | 04.17.02 at 01:05 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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