Today I am celebrating being alive for _9 years. The year ends in a 9 .. that's all we really need to know, right?
Ah shucks. I don't have to hide it. I'm 29. I'll own up to it.
So, anyway.... I got the surprise of my life two days ago. My daughter and my husband had conspired to give me a great, great gift. And my gift showed up on my doorstep (well, the doorstep of my school anyway) in the form of my dear, darling daughter. Yes, Elizabeth Courtney Kahle sent herself to me as a present. For two weeks, I have the pleasure of visiting with and dining with and being scolded by and being cooked for by and driving around my dear, darling daughter. Yes, there she was ... in Frisco, to help me celebrate my birthday.
I smiled. I smiled a lot.
Until I noticed that she hadn't flown in. She had driven. Okay, still okay. But then I noticed what was in that car of hers that she'd driven to Texas in.
In it was ... her cat.
And everything Elizabeth Courtney Kahle owned on this earth.
Elizabeth Courtney Kahle has moved back in.
Happy Birthday, Kris!