This past weekend was Parents' Weekend at Northern Arizona University, so Mr. Fix-it and I made the easy 7-hour drive up on Friday and back on Sunday (or maybe it's just seems easy 'cause he does all the driving).
We had a very fun dinner out Friday night with her roommates Erin and Tara and Tara's mom, grandma and long-suffering, but game little brother. We wrapped dinner up around 9:30 and took the girls back to the dorm so they could hit a party. I swear to you the thought of starting my night at 10 p.m. exhausts me too much to even contemplate.
(I have this really funny story to tell that happened at dinner, but it requires you to have seen this Jimmy Kimmel/Justin Timberlake skit, to understand that when I showed that bit to Mr. Fix-it I had to explain Twitter and hasthags (more than once) and then I would need to use hand motions to do the part where I saw a kid in a t-shirt that said #TrueBlueNAU and I said, "Hey! (insert hand motion) Hashtag TrueBlueNAU and Mr. Fix-it responded "(insert hand motion) Hashtag funny!" and the whole table cracked up.)
I should have taken a picture Friday night because the rest of the weekend the girls were not in a picture mood. Not even when I made my lower lip quiver. Sigh.
Saturday Erin joined us for breakfast at a place so amazing that I can unequivocally say that it was worth the 1 +1/2 wait for a table and the additional hour for the food. OMG! Best breakfast of my life. And I am not young, so that's a lot of breakfasts.
Saturday afternoon the girls napped and Mr. Fix-it and I saw Don Jon (incredible social commentary on misogyny, porn, and "The Rules"). Saturday evening we ended up rocking it low-key with just the three of us, a movie, and pizza and beer in the hotel room. I may have had to prove that I can still chug an entire beer.
Sunday we had breakfast with the girls at Biff's Bagels--it is 100% granola Flagstaff at its best, and then we lit out for home. But not without me unwittingly leaving my jewelry behind.
It was a quick but really fun trip and Social Butterfly is doing phenomenally well. I read an essay she wrote that knocked my socks off. She's changing her minor from Psychology to Forensic Psychology and she and Erin are looking at doing a study abroad in Australia or Fiji--and I am optimistic this will happen. Very optimistic.
A lot of things are coming together re: eating disorder activism and they are very exciting. I'm going to wait until things are further along to share.
I am really missing all your blogs! Work has been like running full-tilt on a hamster wheel, but I think next week will be better and I will be visiting all of you.