We got some nice ones but I especially love this mid-laugh one.
On Saturday morning my mom and I left bright and early to go to my brother's house. He and my sister-in-law are expecting another baby in August, so we had lunch with them and did some nursery prep. Babies require a LOT of equipment for being so tiny.
When we got home, my mom and I went to Petsmart and Sam's Club (where I bought minced garlic and organic milk and oh my word this is boring). I'd taken a Bendryl at my brother's because of allergies and when I got home, I laid down on the couch and the next thing I knew I was waking up two hours later from an antihistamine fueled nap. I felt like Rip van Winkle. It was glorious.
On Sunday afternoon I got a bee in my bonnet and decided to clean the back patio. I even dragged the furniture into the yard and hosed off the quarter inch of pollen covering it.
I also spent the day keeping up with my sister's Snapchat. The reason we celebrated Mother's Day on Friday was because Emily left for a school trip on Sunday morning. She is taking a Native American studies class and is spending the next few weeks on a reservation in Minnesota. The drive from Pennsylvania to Minnesota is not a short one, but she Snapchatted along the way and cracked me up.
Emily promised my mom and me that she would keep us posted on her journey, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to get these types of updates.
She's so descriptive. I almost feel like I'm right there with her.
The weather here was gorgeous yesterday, so I decided to go for a walk after dinner. At one point, I was walking through a field and there was not another human as far as the eye could see.
I was listening to my favorite song and the sun was setting and there were deer everywhere and I might have even teared up a little bit because can life get any better than this?
And then I heard a strange noise, it wasn't going away, and within a few seconds I'd convinced myself it was a rattlesnake. The fact that I don't even know if rattlesnakes live in suburban Philadelphia didn't enter my mind at that moment. Instead, I broke into a flat out run, but the snake just followed me more aggressively.
After several awkward strides I realized it was my car keys jingling in my front pocket of my hoodie.
When I got home, I was sitting in the kitchen when I heard a TERRIBLE animal sound come from right outside our back door.
It went on for several seconds but by the time I got the outside light on, I couldn't see anything. My sister texted at just that moment to tell me she had arrived in Minnesota, so I let her know that I heard a wolf or fox outside.
And she said, "A wolf? Really, Laura?"
I could see her eyes rolling from 1400 miles away.
It's probably best that she's the one spending the next few weeks in the great outdoors. I'll be enjoying the outdoors too. Just in the form of drinking coffee on my clean patio.