Anyway, no, I didn't buy any of that but I did buy Lily a pair of maternity jeans and two shirts which I had promised her for her birthday and we just had a fine time, chatting with people and getting coffee and stuff. And Gibson got to ride a car that went up and down and back and forth AND play in the little playground where when he saw another little boy's mother give her son cheese, he made such soulful eyes that she sweetly offered to give him some too. One of those little red-wax wrapped cheeses that you can eat and then make red noses or lips out of the wax with.
He was so happy! So it was a good time and then on our way out, I ran into two people whom I haven't seen in forever and whom I adore and we got to chat for a few moments so, yeah. I really did enjoy the mall.
Then we went over to Jessie's. We had told Boppy that we were going and damn if he didn't beat us there and run in and grab August before we could get Gibson unbuckled from his seat.
He finally handed the little guy over though and Lily and I swooned and sniffed and kissed and patted and swooned and touched and sniffed and kissed and swooned....
He tried to eat my shoulder. I would gladly let him.
Lily and I gave Jessie some food we'd brought and by then we were all hungry too so we gave him back to his mother although we kept coming back for one more kiss and sniff and swoon.
He is one week old today and he is back up to his birth weight and he is a very, very calm and soulful little man. Here he is, hanging out with his daddy.
I can't believe he's a week old and I can't believe he hasn't always been here.
We finally pulled ourselves away and went to El Patron for lunch and for those of you who live in Tallahassee- are you aware of their $5.79 lunch specials? It is, without a doubt, the very best lunch for the money in town that I know of. We ate our fill and it was good and I have leftovers in the refrigerator.
It was a fiesta!
Then Lily and I picked up Owen at school and now I'm home and the sun has come out and it's been a good day. I was happy to go away and now I'm happy to be home and do your realize that Lily only has thirteen more weeks of pregnancy before her little girl is here? And then May is getting married? And then Mr. Moon and I are going to Mexico?
But for right now, I am going to make a little quiche and finish laundry and be-here-now and be glad and grateful for all of this.
(Amen, she said, silently and with great sincerity.