Friday!...although I'm not feeling happy at all. I've been battling
this stubborn cold and been feeling really down.
Aric's flight leaves tomorrow (Saturday) at 1am....so he needs to be at the airport no later than 11pm tonight. *GROAN*
dinner at Fleming's in Newport Beach with a bunch of our close friends.
We celebrated Grace's birthday, Aric's farewell, and Ashlyn's early
2nd birthday. The restaurant was pretty fancy schmancy. They seated
us in a semi-private room downstairs. We all dined on salads, soups,
filet mignons, porter houses, or prime ribeye, and some delicious side
dishes. We even had three yummy cakes for dessert. Dinner was excellent,
and the service was amazing.
PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR
we finished dinner, it was about time for Aric to leave. Ed and Brian
took Aric to the airport. Aric and I thought that it would be easier
on the both of us. Yeah, who knew we were such a sappy couple, eh?
It was especially heartwrenching driving home with Ashlyn wailing,"Dadddddy....Daddddy... ..Daddddddy", as she wondered why he wasn't in the car with us. *clench chest* She cried all the way home. It took me an hour to finally put her to bed.
With Aric gone, I secretly harbored a fear and anxiety of being a "single parent" for the next month or so. I know that sounds extremely ridiculous, but I don't know how I'm going to get by...just me and her...for the next 30+days. Ashlyn's such a handful already, and the mere thought of Aric coming home after work is very comforting. But that's not going to happen now. My only salvation is looking forward to the week that Ivy will be in town to keep me company. *whew* I know that this is a challenging time for all three of us, and if I can get through this...I can pretty much handle anything. hehehe
After Ashlyn fell into a peaceful slumber, I came downstairs to pick up around the living room. I ended up sitting in the dark and talked to Aric on the cell (as he waited to board). =/
I think I'll go to bed early tonight....curl up in a ball and cry. Nah, just kidding. *COUGHING* I'm sick and need as much rest as possible. Have a good weekend!
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