not as good……
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…….as the real thing but we love you Bibi & Babu!

Today it is rainy which has served to keep visitors to a minimum except for Hadija who came over at 7am and decided to watch me do Tae-Bo for a while since it was just too bizarre to miss.

It is pretty quiet here so far this morning and I can actually THINK, a rare moment. And I have decided today I miss my family. Like really miss them. Not in a sad weepy sorta way but just really wish we could be with them all even for a day; hear the familiar laughs, listen to the same old stories, eat comfort food, and share.

Happy 60th Birthday to my Dad! I called him and he actually picked up the phone yesterday!! I told him I missed him and loved him and that if he was here he would be like ancient šŸ™‚ I listened to his birthday dinner plans and his football hopes for the Illini and then we said goodbye. Hearing his voice made me remember there is this whole other reality that we are missing out on.
Yep, today I really miss our family.

  1. Anonymous says:

    We all miss you all so much too. Daddy loved getting his call from you. He had a great time at dinner after 4 glasses of wine. He even won a portable dvd player! Getting ready for another football weekend. It is fun seeing the students at the game dressed for Halloween. Not the same as seeing Anni tho. She'll miss that I'm sure.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It's good to know the “missing” is on both ends, cuz we miss you, too! We've started planning for Thanksgiving, and are remembering how great it was last year with ALL of us together! I love the picture of Evy waving to us – hope when we do get to see her that she warms up to us right away! Wish Anni could join the troupes on Sunday for trick or treat!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I know exactly what you mean. Lots of love to you Roxanne and hugs.