Friday, December 07, 2007

Christmas Plans

Sigrid insists that I come back to San Francisco for Christmas. A chilly breeze is whistling through windows of office and see lonely flakes of snow flying around leaden skies, so readily agree. Call Dave to tell him of plan. He says that he's just gotten of the phone with his mother and that she is insisting that we come to her house and he would like to go see her. Am shocked and ask him Why? (Last trip included awkward dinner with Dave's mother and her new beau, Dave's 9th grade math teacher. Both Dave's mother and math teacher drinkers and dinner--at nice Little Rock restaurant--loud voiced, spilly, and argumentative--or rather, dinner not those things, but Dave's mom and beau. I sat silent throughout meal practicing Tibetan meditation technique of Being with the exhalation of the breath--not very successfully.) Try to gently remind Dave of this, but he says that he Loves his mother's cookies. Cookies are made not by mother but by housekeeper, but let this detail slide. Dave says stiffly that we will talk about this later. Agree. Spend rest of afternoon thinking about one's attachment to family. Sigrid certainly not easiest person to get along with, not to mention husband, but do desperately want to go see her and it isn't just because Elizabeth is growing up quickly. Ask Oliver if he is going home (to Oregon) to see his family and he says brightly O yes. He has 4 brothers and 3 sisters and their kids, and his parents, and they all meet at the family farm. Ask him if his girlfriend is going too. No, he says sadly, she doesn't like clog dancing. (!!)

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

come back to the blog and write. you are missed.

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, please come back.

9:39 PM  
Blogger G said...

Any plans for Easter perhaps?

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're adorable. I miss you, too.
-Ash

8:06 PM  
Blogger Whitney Smith said...

Knock knock! Hellooo! Is anyone there? KNOCK KNOCK! (Kicking door in) Oh my this blog is dusty! Who could leave a perfectly good blog like this unattended for so long? Anyone here? Hello?

1:14 AM  
Blogger Jessica Ladd Cook said...

Just finished reading your entire blog. Am very saddened by absence of new entries.

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So not right to have one addicted to your blog and then, cut off cold turkey. No warning. Are you okay?

2:05 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

So I guess you've given up. Good luck to whatever you're working on.

3:09 PM  

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