I've been waiting for news. News that has yet to arrive. News of X's court date, possibly really good news for Sylvia, but there is no news yet to report. I'm not good at waiting, but I have no choice in the matter.
I had a really nice birthday weekend. Riley made my coffee, and I asked her who taught her that. She answered, "no one, I've seen you do it every DAY." Oh. Right. Sylvia made me breakfast, but what really really made my day was that Sylvia did the laundry! The chore that I hate most in the world!! She's done a load here and there, but this was her first time doing the weekly laundry. It was awesome!
On Sunday, my sister and her family came up to meet us at my favorite Mexican restaurant; the very same one we've been frequenting since we moved to L.A. when I was 12. I make us go every year :)
What was particularly heartwarming was watching our kids together. My nephews are 21 and 17, hard to call them kids anymore, but they are to us. And they suffer from that syndrome that one sees in a lot of young men; they don't talk much, they'd rather be listening to their music and/or playing with some device. But they sat with the girls, smiling and talking away, completely animated. It was clear that they all love spending time together. It was just beautiful.
We went back to my parents' house for cake and presents. My strong hint paid off: I got a GPS!! I'm so friggin' excited about this. Hey, what's not to love about a product that tells you where the nearest Starbucks is?
While I continue to wait, please come visit me at Parentella, where I am once again advocating for the arts.