Denise and I went out for lunch before I head out on my trip to NEW YORK CITY!!! We had a good visit, catching up on her long weekend at Yellowstone and talking about my plans for NY. We ate at Center Street Grill, which happens to have the best burgers in the valley, in our opinion. Denise and I met at the north end of the valley and drove downtown in her truck, since her grandson was in his carseat in the back seat of her truck.
After lunch and a long gab, we walked back outside to the truck. Doug called as we were walking outside. She put Tatum into his carseat and I started to climb in, but noticed a cup in the passenger cupholder. Being helpful, I said, "I'll toss this drink for you." I grabbed it, walked back inside to a trash and dropped it in. As I was dropping it, I felt that the bottom of it was still cold! I hadn't realized that she'd brought her drink with her and set it down while she helped Tatum buckle up! I had brought mine and was going to put it into the cup holder, where this one was. Assuming because it was on the passenger side, that it was an old cup (which surprised me because Denise's husband keeps their vehicles detailed meticulously clean like a brand new dealership demo car).
I walked back to the truck and asked, "Did I just throw your drink away?" She said, "Um, YES!!! Why did you do that?!" I said, "I didn't realize it was your fresh drink. I was trying to be helpful!" She mocked and teased me the rest of our time together. "I'm parched, but you threw away my drink!" I teased back, "Oooooh, big word - parched! I'm impressed." We tease each other relentlessly. It was most humorous. Doug, still on the phone, for the first few minutes of it, laughed as we were both cackling and teasing and snorting over it. "You two have too much fun." Yes, we do. I love my friends... especially when they are so forgiving of my lame-o behavior!
We are flying on the red-eye, so last night, Katie and I decided to get ourselves some comfy yoga pants to fly in...something neither of us would ever consider going out in public in. BUT. Midnight. Dark plane. Why not be comfy!? I hit Kohls and found a few other fun things to wear on the trip, as well. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!
The kids came in from school and ZJ seems to be most excited. Grace never wants me to leave. Quayd leans more Grace's direction. ZJ... She's counting the hours the way I do! "Mom! It's today!!!! You can't count today and you can't count tomorrow, it's today!" I love this child! She also informed me that "if anything happens, she's making some serious changes in this house immediately, starting with getting rid of that rug!" She hates the rug in the kitchen and asks me frequently to get rid of it. I fully expect it to be gone when I return. This girl. She didn't fall far from this tree, did she?
I'm packed and ready to go! A dream come true! Katie and I are still planning what we will do. We know two things for certain. We'll be in the audience of The Chew on Thursday morning and we are going to rent a car and go to Palmyra, NY for a little history from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that night and Friday. SO looking forward to that! We're planning on Ground Zero and some NYC historical sites. Times Square. Central Park. A Broadway show or two. Who knows where we will end up? VERY excited! The list is long and I'm sure we won't be able to do half what we would like to, but like Doug said, "There'll be another NY trip in the future!" I love that man!
I am so blessed! LIVE JOYFULLY!