Reunited and it feels so good…..

Raise your hand if you know who wrote the song in the post title.  If you guessed …..wait for it…..Peaches and Herb you are…..such a dork!  What a lame song, and I so totally LUVED it when I was , I don’t know- 13?  I bet you all have it stuck in your head now, don’t you?  Sing along with me now –“me minus you is such a lonely ride…..”  Oh yeah.

The big news in my life is that as of Friday, July 1, Mark and I will no longer be separated for long periods of time by  seven hours and a great big ocean. He plans to spend the whole month of July here in Houston with us, because really- who wouldn’t want to spend  July in Houston? He and I travel together for a week in early August, and then I use my one-way ticket to Paris less than a week after that!

We had to get used to living apart for 9 months, but we both survived it without too much trauma. As happy as I am to see the arrangement come to an end, I am realistic enough to know that there will be some necessary adjustments  for re-entry into a co-habitational marriage.

He's handy AND cute!


I can only speak for myself, but I  have gotten quite comfortable with the idea that most everything is pretty much about me. The kids are independent and frequently doing their own thing, so I have had the luxury of doing what I want when I want and how I want . I think I have gotten kind of used to it. Sometimes I find myself even liking it. It’s probably a good thing that a yang is rejoining my yin or I could become self-absorbed and self-centered and selfish and all those other ugly, negative words that revolve around self. So I will have to commit to a side of the bed and make a few more balanced meals, to name but a few required modifications to my lifestyle, but I can’t think of anyone I would rather sacrifice my total autonomy for than Mark, my “mari merveilleux”.
I’m so glad you will soon be here with us, and thrilled to be settling in Paris with you in August!

Too much solitude makes a woman weirder.

Happy Independence Day Weekend, my countryfolk!

All through the day, and all through the night
I’ll give you all the love I have with all my might, hey-hey

He even loves me when I look like this. Which has been a lot, lately......

Martha digs him.

Did I mention he has run TWO marathons? Living with me again will be a breeze.

Father and Son

Claire likes him, too.

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6 responses to “Reunited and it feels so good…..

  1. cesar

    Loved the post, and I do remember well who wrote the song (I guess that makes me a dork!). On my way to Venezuela to visit my folks. Will be back on July 5, and would love to see you and Mark.

    We move to London on August 15, so we all be on the other side of the pond around the same time. We must make plans for a get together either in London or Paris for a nice meal and celebrate the beginning of our new life adventure.

  2. Klaus

    Some great pics. Enjoyed! Luv.

  3. Kathy Powell

    So jealous of Paris! Saw your son today at his job. My friend wanted to know if he was available to date her daughter. He is such an awesome young man! She goes to Vanderbilt….it’s sorta close to his college.

    • Too funny- she is not the first customer mom who asked that! He has a girlfriend, so I don’t think Vanderbilt roadtrips are in the cards, at least for now! Thanks for the compliment, though, and I’ll be sure to pass it on.

  4. Cathy B.

    So glad Mark’s back in town and hope I get to see you again before you head to Paris…. : )

Hollah back y'all!

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