|Ben, birthday girl, and Joe|
But I gathered some thoughts and here I am now on a -11 degree morning happy to have Joe home for the weekend even though I didn't see him that much, liking the sight of his car in the driveway, and enjoying having had Chinese food with him last night while we sat in the den in our usual places
with Maddie's head on my lap, and then even braving the 1-degree night to drive down the road to the Dockside to hear the band Midlife Crisis.
I forgot to write about how sweet it is that my children get me an age-appropriate birthday candle, and how we had a nice festive party in Fairfield and how I loved holding Nell, who was wearing the cute Hannah Anderson dress that I got her for Hanukkah. And how my donor, Denise, sent me an email with seven exclamation points in the subject line.
Too bad I wasn't wearing them on my way home on Tuesday when my flight from Pittsburgh to Dulles left late, leaving me about 15 minutes to run through the airport from C terminal to the very end of the D terminal in my boots.
In other news, my trip to Boston the next day for ECP was pleasantly smooth. I finally got another company – Prevalent – and the polite driver arrived in my driveway ahead of time. I got a trial of Amazon Prime so I could watch Mozart in the Jungle, and the three hours with the needle in my arm passed quickly as I watched this beautiful series. The nurses seemed to enjoy the music too. When I got home that night I stayed up until 11:30 watching more episodes and went to bed with classical music in my head.