Wednesday, November 25, 2015
T'was the Day Before Thanksgiving (Photostory)
It's the day before Thanksgiving. Melanie is excited about the long weekend. She's going to spend that time getting the new house in order. With Nicole going to her dad's house, she will have ample time to just work on the house.
"Nicole are you almost ready? (silence) Nicole?" (Melanie)
*I know that child hears me.* (Melanie thinking to herself)
Nicole is totally immersed in one of her books, and doesn't hear Melanie.
"Earth to Nicole." (Melanie)
"I see you are packed and ready to go." (Melanie)
"All set. What time is daddy getting here?" (Nicole)
"He's not coming here. We are meeting him in about a half an hour. I have some errands to run, and I didn't want to be waiting here for him to come." (Melanie)
Nicole sits up and starts putting her book in her backpack
"Did they assign homework over the break?" (Melanie)
"I just have to read and do one math sheet." (Nicole)
"Make sure you get it all done." (Melanie)
"Are we going to the new house or the old house?" (Nicole)
"New house? What new house?!" (Melanie)
"Daddy and Danielle are moving to a bigger house." (Nicole)
"That's interesting. Your father didn't mention anything to me about moving." (Melanie)
"Maybe he's going to tell you today." (Nicole)
"They need a bigger house because of the baby." (Nicole)
Melanie jumps to her feet.
"BABY!" What baby?" (Melanie)
"Danielle is having a baby. She told us at the picnic." (Nicole)
"Oh she did, did she?" (Melanie)
"We will be leaving in about 15 mins. Meet me downstairs." (Melanie)
Melanie is taken aback by the news and needs a minute to gather herself.
She takes a seat in the kitchen. This news has hit her pretty hard. She's not even sure why.
Over at the Taylor's...
Rod and Danielle are working on the living room. After Rod finished painting the walls, Danielle had him put up a couple new pieces she bought this week, and install the curtains.
"Let's leave it for now. I think it's a pretty piece. I'm not completely sure about putting it there." (Danielle)
"Maybe after I put a couple of sconces on this wall, it will all look better." (Danielle)
"Hon, I have to leave now to go get Nicole. The room looks great." (Rod)
"You're just saying that so you won't have to do any more work in here." (Danielle)
"That, too." (Rod)
He kisses her on the forehead and heads out.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE IT!