Thursday, August 17, 2006

If You're Going To San Francisco, Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair

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I am going home. I am taking my little family and going to spend a week with my parents in Northern California. I am so joyful to spend time with my parents. They are amazing people. I am looking forward to being fed and nurtured and loved in the way that I was as a child. I think I need that right this very moment. You know how sometimes no one can love you just the right way except your parents? My mom always used to rub my back—it went like this: rub-rub-pat, pat, pat…rub-rub-pat, pat, pat. She just called me to see if I want to get a facial while I’m there. What a gal. My dad is taking care of all the needs: “what do the kids like to eat; I’ll pick it up at the store.” “Why don’t you rent a car and I’ll pay for it.” He just emailed me directions home from the airport in case I forgot how to get home.

We get to spend time in Carmel and amongst my mother’s gardens. (I’ll take pictures—it’s literally breathtaking.) We get to use the season pass to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. (You should see the jelly fish exhibit!!) We get to visit San Francisco and Berkeley. (I once saw a streaker there in nothing but sneakers and a baseball hat! An image I would gladly erase, but alas, will be there ‘til the day I expire.) We can eat at my favorite sandwich place. (Those crusty rolls are to die for!)

11 comments:

Lucky Candice said...

Have fun!!!

LC

b/sistersshoes said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE the Jelly Fish Exhibit in Monterey!!! I am less than 2 hours from Carmel and go there all the time. My hubby leaves me with the jelly fish because I become mezmorised by their beauty and serenity.

Your parents sound wonderful, loving and kind hearted...just what the tender little girl inside of you needs. We never really grow up, do we?

We're just babies raising babies :)

Have a great time and do share all when you get back...I can't wait!

xxx d

Krista said...

Isn't it so true? Mom and Dad really are quite lovely like that aren't they? Sometimes there is nothing like being taken care of the way they can do it.

Kara said...

Jealousy. How fun that mom and dad are getting visited by many of thier kids in the next few months. I hope they aren't sick of it by the time I come around...that would be typical though! ha ha, just kidding, I'm trying to get pity using the middle kid syndrome...

MiandMiksmom said...

That is so awesome. I am soooooo jealous. I miss my family so much. I need to just forget about money and the hassle of traveling with young ones and book tickets and go home.

travelin jamie said...

So excited for you to go home. I know Josh is feeling the same way to come back East in two weeks to visit the family. Can't wait to see you!

emma jo said...

I love it! Have fun! I've discovered over the years that home is wherever my family is and I love going home!

Abby said...

I want to come to San Fran and get a facial--her treat?

Susannah said...

hey sweetie, have a lovely time - and thank you for all the lovely comments you leave me... bless your heart :-) x

Bohemian Girl said...

Ohhh...I miss my northern cali! Hug it for me.

glad you'll be surrounded by family love and rub, rub, pat pats.

looking forward to the pics!!

love to you,
boho

emma jo said...

Wait a second! No one said that you could take a vacation from your blog...what are we all supposed to do while you are away enjoying yourself? Hello? anyone?