I live with one very fun guy. Now that the kids have left it’s just us and even though we’re always dealing with the crisis of the week with one of the kids which we now need to worry about…long distance, we still have quite a great conglomeration of fun! He is as idiosyncratic as they come with more quirks than you want to know! He loves funky reading glasses and paper-clips them back together when they break (note the paper clip on the left lens). He only brushes his hair when it’s absolutely crucial or if he can’t find a hat. When we go to movies (which is quite often) it’s really important for him to sit exactly in the center of the movie theatre.
He also is infatuated with beauty in all it’s forms. We went to St. George this week and he was the first one out of the car to take pictures of the gorgeous red rock of the Five Fingers of the Kolob!
He always feels bad for at least 10 minutes after he loses a tennis match, even when he loses in a third set tie-breaker to a 29 year old in the final match of a tournament, which occurred last weekend while we were there.
We went out for lunch at the Painted Pony after that hard loss and as soon as he saw the food, he was okay again! (Pretty cool tuna tartar salad huh?)
It was cold and rainy but he is addicted to optimism. All he could see was beauty, and you can see why:
The next morning we headed out for a speech in Saskatoon, Canada. Because it’s so hard and expensive to get there and because I was going my separate way after the speech, he cleverly found us separate itineraries (one was a free ticket). After flying back to Salt Lake together, I went to Denver, then Saskatoon and he went to Minneapolis and then Saskatoon. We arrived at the Saskatoon Airport at about the same time with lots of adventures to tell. I met two really interesting people, which I’ll save for another post.
Last night we met with a delightful group and did our best to teach them how important it is to have some ideas to fight entitlement issues with their kids. Even though he has been known to talk too much, what he says is always so interesting! It was a fun night and he kept us all hopping since he doesn’t like to do the same thing twice. That’s hard when we do this at least a couple of times a month, but he’s really good at it!
Saskatoon has a lot of beautiful buildings and people to match!
Some of them even brought their cute teenagers along:
We had a nice warm, sleek new hotel, which was lovely because it snowed one day and was freezing cold outside!
Then we got up this morning and took off for the airport where we, once again, went our separate ways. He’s headed back to St. George via Minneapolis and Salt Lake and I headed for Phoenix via Calgary where Josh picked me up. In the morning Shawni and I are off to the BBS (Lucy’s syndrome) conference in London. I’ll have lots to tell in the next post! We’re meeting Saydi on Friday in London before we head for the conference. So fun (although it will be sort of sad to be there without my fun husband).
“Poor Richard” is headed back on his own. He was pretty sad to see me leave and visited me twice in my boarding area (the second time with lunch) from his boarding area before we both left. He likes having me around….which is another reason that he’s so fun! He gets me involved in more adventures than I could have dreamed up in a million year! Crazy!