Tuesday, March 18, 2008

We made it to Louisiana on Sunday night. Justin is working to finish his mom's house, which for those who don't know, was badly damaged in Hurricane Rita. That was over two years ago; my m-i-l has been incredibly patient while waiting for her house to be finished. Justin is doing most of the work because she wanted to redo some things that weren't damaged, so she had to save money to do that. Now he's hurrying to finish so she can refinance the house. Unfortunately, there's always more work than it seems at first and it looks like he won't be done after this week either.

*sigh* Oh well, it can't be helped.

The kids are having fun, even though their cousins are in school during the day. Once her cousins arrived yesterday afternoon, I hardly saw Miss Pink the rest of the evening. It reminds me of how much fun I used to have at my grandparents' house, with or without my cousins around. It was always so much fun to explore a different house and yard. I could find things to do for hours. After five years of wanting my constant attention, Miss P is finally playing independently. And when her little brother is awake, she has a shadow who wants to do exactly what she's doing.

I just took a long nap and it was great. I hope I don't have trouble getting to sleep tonight, but for now I feel refreshed. I'm going to try to get some "actual" writing done during Mr. Blue's nap. Yet without my usual routine, I feel disconnected and unmotivated. I'll be back home soon enough, so I might as well enjoy the relative lack of responsibility while I can.


  1. Enjoy it while you can and it's wonderful you are able to help your MIL.

  2. Oh! Cousins! We had SO much fun with our huge crowd of cousins - and my poor kids have NONE! NOT ONE!
    Have a good visit. I hope lots of repairs get done to your mother-in-law's house.

  3. Yes, grandma's house was always so much more fun than my own house!