Friday, April 08, 2016

Shadows together.

I am home.
Spring break is over.
I drove the lonely nine hour drive home with 
a sick Nicholas and a sick Charlotte,
 and a helpful Jane who took care of their needs since I couldn't.
Bless Jane Bronwyn!
Claire, Oliver and Mr. Nielson are back at the ranch finishing 
up last minute work and will be home Saturday night.
Minutes after pulling up to Fox Hill,
 I put Lottie in the tub, threw a load of dirty clothes in the wash, and
then I made a smoothie for dinner.  And now I am dreaming 
about how good my bed will feel.
This is the only photo I have of me and Amy at the ranch together.
I wish we would have taken a photo of just the two of us.
Sunday afternoon before dinner, we went on a walk across the
 prairie together.  We both commented on this cool looking old pinon tree,
and I took a picture of our shadows.
  We must have thousands of photos of our children, our ranch activities, 
the beautiful landscape, our husbands, but none of us together.
But I think the memories of the trip will be etched 
in our heads forever- with or without photos to prove it.

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