2008-03-10 - 11:54 a.m.
...parting is such sweet sorrow...or just sorrow...
boo. hoo. Blighty leaves today. K and I have roped her into cooking scrambled eggs for us one last time - she makes amazing scrambled eggs. We're in that she-leaves-today limbo, even though we have a full day of quality time ahead of us. I think that something happens to the ambience of a visit once the guest has packed and checked in online, even if she doesn't have to be at the airport for another six hours.
It's hard to believe how many things we've done since Blighty arrived. I went from very limited stretches with baby to taking full 4-5 hour journeys with her - walking through Stanley Park; visits to the totem poles and strolls through the Quay in North Van; walks along the drive; visits to the Aquarium; and trips up the mountain. Nice to get into the habit of thinking that babies are portable and easy to move out quickly - now it will be interesting to see how easy it is to be portable on my own.
We are SO going to miss having Blighty here. K keeps trying to hide her passport so that she can't leave.... But one cool thing that has come out of her trip is that she now has a webcam. We will be able to share video coverage: she of the life in Funcouver, and we of her three children dancing happily in front of the camera...(Nicole especially likes to see herself on the computer, when she's not trying to give her daddy a new hairdo..) Anyway, webcams are a poor substitute..but they are at least a substitute.
Tomorrow I will go back to life without Blighty the Wundernanny. And tomorrow I have a meeting up at Mountain U with a former department faculty member who is visiting. It will be my first go-it-alone-up-the-mountain-with-baby trip. I'm confident. I'm all over it.
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