It's DAMN cold here. It is amazing how in being gone only 6 months from Illinois how I have forgotten just how cold it gets here in the winter. Our little 30 and 40 degree cold spells in NC are nothing like the 4 degree, -15 degree wind chill (yes, that was NEGATIVE!!) I came into yesterday.
But I made it here safe and sound. And I am loving it. I have really missed Jamie and Val and everyone else here, but I didn't realize just how much until I came back.
Yesterday we just had a total "girls day". We went to Barnes & Nobles (surprise surprise) where I only bought **gasp** ONE book. (I must have been jet lagged). Then we went and saw Catch and Release and it was really good. Another great chick flick. And for those who may wonder, Barry Watson is NOT in this movie. Then we went to dinner where it was so good to drink margaritas and just laugh. Afterwards we went shopping and just people watched. The we came back to Decatur, where not only did I get a joyous welcome back from Ashley and Hannah, but even a big hug from Mark. After leaving for the airport at 4:30 am and such a long, but wonderful day, I actually fell asleep at 11:30 with no trouble.
Val asked me yesterday how it felt to be back. And I said it was great, but weird. It is so strange being back here knowing that I can't goto my house. That I won't be jumping back into my daily life and routine that I had for 4 years. I am no longer a guest, but a visitor.
But I am back, and for the next 4 days, I am going to soak it for all it's worth.