Not true on the forever bit. Just about 2 weeks. Joe that is. He is headed to Ohio to see MY grandbabies. Dadgum him. I want to go. I want all of the hugs, kisses, smiles and giggles. But I will get my fair share when we go as a family the first week of April. Meanwhile HE get to have all of the fun. Dang it.
I'm just kidding of course. Well, he did leave but I am glad he is able to see everyone there. The kids are moving and he is going to help them move. He was in the moving business for 27+ years so he knows what he's doing.
Meanwhile Steph and I will eat all of the things that Joe doesn't like while he is gone. Chinese, shrimp and fettuccine and others that I can't think of right now. But his chair will be empty at the dinner table. We almost always eat at the table for dinner. I happen to think it is a good thing for families. Maybe I'll let Sophie sit there. Yes, that is a good idea.
Patty will have to get used to being crated for 10 hrs a day....poor baby. But don't worry, we have Kongs. Stuffed with cheese, treats and dog biscuits. Sometimes peanut butter (like this morning when I forgot to get a new can of cheese). We did that w/Annie and she loved it. Not to mention Patty sleeps on a huge comforter from Linens & Things. Not that she is spoiled at all. Hee hee. The crate is in the living room so she can see outside and her sister can be with her too. Dogs mostly sleep all day anyway so it will be fine.
Right before Joe got on the bus I teared up big time. I was on the phone w/him cause Beth and Abby took him to the bus station. He solved that right away though....he put my precious on the phone and I just lit up. Abby can make the worst day in the world go away instantly when I hear her precious voice. She told me she was playing a game at the bus station and she was playing really hard. I smiled for an hour after we hung up. In fact, I am smiling just typing this.
Thank goodness for cellphones. Also, thank you Stephanie for teaching your dad how to text. He loves it now. So, even though he will be many miles away he really won't be. After all, he is always in my heart. Always will be.