Ross has been lonely in his new place so he asked me to come stay with him.
And he asked that I bring Coley too so that when I left, Coley could stay with him for a few extra days.
So Wednesday, I picked Coley up early from the summer program he and the girls go to.
And we decided to stop to get a couple of drinks on our way out of town because it was so hot. (Passion tea with no sweetener for me and an orange smoothie with whip for him.)
And then we stopped by a kettle corn stand on the way out of town.
And then we made the 1 1/2 hour drive to Klamath Falls listening to some podcasts I had downloaded and having one of the most meaningful conversations we have probably ever had. (The podcasts are from a series called Character Under Construction by Andy Stanley and this particular series has been life changing for me and though they're not geared towards kids, Coley really seems to get the message too. I think it's a six part series but they've only released three so far.)
And then we got to Ross's place. (And no, those are not wine bottles in the background. They're sparkling cider bottles...I already checked.)
Yes, my toes are painted orange right now (only because my husband thinks I look hot in orange.)
The boys wanted to play video games for awhile
But I hate video games so I walked around taking pictures of Ross's new place instead.
And for the first time after I asked him to PLEASE TURN OFF THAT HORRIFIC, HEAD-BANGING MUSIC BEFORE I SCREAM, he got to say, "Mom, when you pay the rent for my apartment, you can decide what music I listen to."
I think he's been waiting years to say that to me (since I spent so many years saying it to him.)
And after that statement...he changed the song to something I liked instead.
A note from Cali.
His work schedule.
He's had these face pads forever and they make his eyebrows turn orange...so I have no idea why he still has them.
He painted that coffee table a year or two ago.
And then I took them out to dinner. (Mexican food.)
And then they talked me into taking them to go see Predators. (I seriously can't think of any movie that I'd like to see less than Predators - and it looks like a bird who flew over the sign thought as highly of the movie as I do.)
When we got up to the ticket counter, I realized it was rated R, but the girl at the counter said it was just due to blood and violence.
Oh....just blood & violence. Cool.
So against my judgment, I bought tickets anyhow.
And about five minutes into the movie, Ross could be heard saying, "Ok Mom, we'll leave, just don't make a scene" as I freaked out over the blood, the violence and the language I had just subjected my nine year old son to.
So we got a refund and went to Blockbuster to rent movies instead.
And then boys played guitar hero until almost midnight. (Thank goodness my camera has a really high maximum ISO.)
And then we went to bed and after a lousy nights sleep, I locked the door behind me at 5:45 am when I left to head home. (Ross is bringing Coley back with him on Saturday and we're all heading up to Salem to go to the Enchanted Forest.)