I am really enjoying my job, and one of the best parts about it is what we call AWS. AWS stands for alternative work schedule. It allows you to work the equivalent of one full day's hours over 2 weeks. The result, is that every 2 weeks I have a day off! I've also been helping out with our coastal office some, so that is bringing me down to Charleston more often. My Mom (aka Zani) loves it, because when I can, I bring Eason down for her to babysit while I work in Chucktown. Well, I had a meeting scheduled for this past Thursday and Friday was my AWS. So, I planned to come down with Eason. The tough part about coming home, is that there is never enough time to see everyone. It's even more difficult now that I have to work around nap times and meals (Eason's of course). When I come down, I often have to chose to either see family or friends. And now it's more like 1 family member or 1 friend. This past Friday I was determined to see Nancy. I called almost a month in advance to get on her schedule. Of course, the week before I come my meeting gets canceled, but I was not to be swayed from my playdate with Nancy and her boys. Nancy is one of my dearest friends in Charleston and life keeps us from spending as much time together as I would like.
Anyway, Eason and I came down after work Thursday night and stayed with my sister Elizabeth, Jason and the ever-entertaining Libby. Friday morning we got up and Eason & I dropped by Elizabeth's classroom to watch her in action. Elizabeth is an amazing teacher, truly gifted in her abilities to work with kids. It was fun to watch her interact with the kids and to see how much they enjoy learning in her class. After a yummy cupcake from the Latin club bake sale, we were off to Nancy's.
It was a beautiful day, 80 degrees, sun shinny. I mean perfect. And, since it was Friday, Nancy had playgroup, and we got to go too! Many of my high school friends still live in Charleston. Over the years, I have gotten to know some of the other women that the Lord has brought into their circle. We all converged on this precious little park along the river. I cannot get over how everyone's children are growing up. So precious and so much fun.
Girls we had a wonderful time with all of you and will definitely come back on my off-Fridays, when possible.
After the park, Nancy and I returned to her house with our boys. Mills and Bose settled in for a nap and I fed Eason. That gave Nancy and me some much needed time to catch up. Then Bose came back down and played with us. He is such a precious child as is evidinced from Nancy's blog. He is so articulate and willingly shared his toys with Eason. Nance, thanks for lunch and a wonderful day!