Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wonderful Week & Weekend

Hello, Bloggerland!  Oh, how I have missed thee!  I promise to pay more attention to you from now on, because life without you is just…  I don’t know…  lacking.  So, let me give you a brief update on life according to Mom to the Fey.


The past couple of months have been full of emotional turmoil, indecision, and confusion.  I’m still not ready to talk to the world about my struggle, but please know that I am feeling much better and seem to have gained footing finally.  Life is good.


Last Wednesday my parents came up for a visit – a long overdue visit.  After seeing each other every 2 months last year, 5 months was a really long time to wait, especially since Tree Faerie is growing so quickly!  The last time they saw Tree Faerie, she was barely walking and could only say “done.”  Now she is running in her cute little toddler way and says all sorts of things.  Before my parents went home on Friday, she was saying Papaw and Grams, or her interpretation thereof. 


I made what DTTF calls “Man Burritos” on Wednesday night for dinner, and after putting Tree Faerie to bed, I took my mom to The Flying Saucer so she could see where DTTF and I hang out when we are able.  A couple of friends met us there to hang out.  We each had a beer (okay, mine was a Woodchuck Amber), and then headed back to my house, which is only about a mile away.  Sleep soon followed.


Thursday morning, Mom was finally able to redeem the gift certificate for a free massage from my massage therapist, MB.  I bought it for her 50th birthday and am glad she was finally able to use it.  I left Tree Faerie with Pop (my step-dad) for the morning to give them a bit of bonding time and to give me a bit of a break.  This was a big step for me.  Even though I’m getting better about leaving Tree Faerie, the first time she stays with someone new is always a bit stressful.  Apparently she had no problems communicating her wants and needs to him, though. 


I took a book to read while Mom was getting a massage.  Because I was studying her expressions and tension before the massage started, I made her a little uncomfortable.  I finally explained after the massage was over that I had been memorizing how she looked beforehand to have a comparison for after the massage.  This was her very first professional massage, and I wanted to see the difference.  While she was in MB’s very capable hands, I sat on the porch reading and drinking my coffee.  MB lives in a beautiful house built into a hill, and the front porch is technically on the second floor.  The bamboo growing between her and her neighbor’s houses is tall enough that you can’t really see the neighbor’s house, especially since the trees have full foliage now.  It was beautiful and relaxing.


Mom came out looking just as I expected – relaxed, happy, and looking as if she might just melt.  She loved the massage, which was obvious by the look on her face.  She mentioned she might have to make this a regular stop when she comes to visit.  I concur.  I’m going to try to schedule one for myself within the next month.


After stopping at Walgreens on the way home for Bactine, potassium, my birth control pills, and splurging on new nail polish for summer toes and 4 tank tops (couldn’t pass up 4 for $10), we spent the rest of the afternoon and evening just hanging out.  My parents had awesome grandparent time with Tree Faerie.  They played with the new tea set Mom bought her and enjoyed sitting around the Tree Faerie size table and chairs Pop made for her.  Tree Faerie also tested out her new rocking chair my parents made.  (I will post pictures as soon as I remember to actually take some.)  DTTF and I were invited out to the Saucer that night, and originally I declined and was just going to send DTTF.  After deliberating for a bit about it, I decided to go ahead and join them until about midnight.  DTTF and I took different vehicles in case he wasn’t ready to come home when I was and in case I had to come home earlier than planned because of Tree Faerie.  We had a great time, and I’m really grateful that my parents let us go out and enjoy our friends together.


Friday morning, my parents decided they would head back that afternoon instead of waiting until Saturday morning.  Pop works on Saturday and Sunday nights, and he wanted to be well-rested for work.  While I was a bit saddened by their decision, I completely understand the need to be in one’s own bed.


More to come…



Patti said...

the massage, oh the massage....how i could use thee!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Oh, honey! So glad you're back! Missed you terribly! Massages are the best and that's great your mom finally had one!

Tree Faerie sounds like the cutest little handful (a lot like my J-man). I wish we could get the two of them together!

Love ya, hon, and glad you had a great time with the 'rents. :-)

carrie & troy keiser said...

SO glad that your parents came for a visit and that you got to go out! We miss you out here too... But it easy to keep up on my reading if you only post one or two a month! :)
Yes please remember to take pictures, I'm dying to see how TF has changed!

Anonymous said...

It seems you are under the impression that your Saturn return is only for a year? Uh...not so....longer...depending on your birth data, it could be MUCH longer. However, that is not necessarily a bad thing. You appear to be using the impetus constructively.