Monday, February 05, 2007

It's not just cold

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.


Jamie said...

And I am so glad your back. I do wish it wasn't quite so cold so we could enjoy doing stuff but its just a fun staying in the house catching up where its warm

Jen said...

Glad you had a fun trip! Welcome home to the warmth!!! If I ever get back to Decatur I hope I go when it's warm. I haven't been away but for 6 months, too, and I'm really loving this southern Mississippi weather. It's suppose to be in the 60's this entire week. LOVE IT!!!

Leesha said...

Sounds like you are having fun. I'm glad your trip was good.

You just might get to see a snowfall before you leave. They are calling for 1-3 inches. Wahooo! NOT!

Jamie's Mommy said...

Alexis I am so glad that you girls are having fun. Jamie has been soooooooooooo excited about you coming back. I know how you feel about going to Decatur once you leave. I left in 91 and to be honest if it wasn't for Jamie and the kids I would never go back there. Marie would have to just get over it. If I lived in the perfect world I would have my babies here with me and away from Decatur

Val, that's me said...

So glad you have been back. Had such fun last night, too. Sorry for the crappy weather. I hate it, too, and would do anything to be in Miami right now . . . ok, maybe not ;)

SuperMom said...

Glad you're having fun!

Sorry about the cold snap we're havinig; it's awful! Stay inside and stay warm!