Nothing warms my heart more than Meg’s presence in my town, my house, and my car. Hanging out, talking about life, work, and the challenges of both, are the basis of solid bonds. Despite the sudden cooling of the weather around me, my heart overflows with the warmth of Meg’s presence.
Meg and Jake were in town for a brief visit in the midst of their frantic lives. Visiting Kansas City for a wedding they made full use of the weekend with visits with family, friends and elderly relatives (no, I don’t mean Terry and me). They kept a schedule almost as busy as if they were working back in California. Much of the weekend was fun, but it was fun with a purpose. Because of that, the luxury of lunch on the Country Club Plaza was our special time, just the two of us enjoying a gorgeous afternoon. We shopped for clothing to spiff up her wardrobe, focused on outfits that she can transition from office to work related social events to casual weekend outings. Our friend, Martha Jane, now works at this great little shop we learned might have clothes for Meg’s needs. Her expertise made this a fun and successful adventure. But no, the glittery gold dress was not among our purchases. Friday we attended a wedding of Meg’s friend from UMKC Law School. While scheduled for the Rose Garden at Loose Park, the weather, particularly the remnants of Hurricane Issac, had other plans. It rained all day, forcing the wedding inside. Californo’s, in Westport, efficiently transitioned the reception area to a wedding venue and back to a reception hall in record time. The bride looked great, we had a fun evening and our parks and gardens got much needed moisture. Friday was a record day for “views” on our blog. We didn’t understand it until Jake explained that he used our blog as the equivalent of an old-fashioned scrapbook, showing his family photographs from their travels and California adventures.
Ultimately it was time for their return to Petaluma. I will miss them, but it is a happy sadness, knowing that their lives, and ours, are rich and full of adventure.