Monday, March 12, 2012
Aunt Benny's Visit
With the boys on spring break, we're having lots of fun outings and visits this week. Last night we went to Nanny's house to see the Lawrences and of course, Aunt Benny! She had just "jet setted" back from the Emmy's or Golden Globes, or one of those fancy things she does and brought a basket of nail polish, lip smacker, hair bands, and other fru-fru goodies for the girls. They loved it and all left for home later with sparkles on their fingernails. Somehow I only got demure pink - I must be getting old.
The boys love chatting with Benny since she's business savvy with her position at Audi and history in marketing. She warned them about long hours, strict deadlines, and lots of travel - but that sounded like fun to young men without families to worry about. She had plenty of sage advice, and they were happy to listen.
We got home late providing us with a painful wakeup call at 6am - really 5am. (I'll continue on with this illogical and pitiful lament all week - I have issues for about a week after daylight savings time) We love seeing old friends - and these are friends of 40 years time frame. Benny is one of the most thoughtful and creative women I know- even with her incredibly busy schedule - and I wish I had her talent of knowing "just the right gift" for anyone and any occasion. She is a keeper of childhood memories for me, and I love remembering and laughing with her over our youthful exploits. Thank you God, for the blessings of good friends.