Friday, January 6, 2012
Meg can come and go as she pleases. She also can come in and out of the "big house" whenever she wants. She is wonderfully cognizant, however, that her dad and I have grown accustomed to living sans kids and she is respectful of our privacy and our space. Her once upon a time bedroom in the house has been converted to a guest room (primarily used by her brother)/office space for me/gallery space (again, for me).
I am happy to report that this has proven to be a win/win situation. Meg has had a safe, comfortable, and cheap place to live while she finished up her BA and got started in the work world. We have had our moments (generally where someone had unspoken expectations) but, overall, she has been fun to have around. We check in often (minimally several times a day, via text, phone, or in person) and she frequently has dinner with us. She is smart and stylin' and does me the biggest favor by laying out my work outfits - a week at a time. She takes me shopping (okay, so I carry most of the money) and has encouraged me to stay culturally current. She and her brother are my biggest painting fans and she always has opinions on how I should do things. She is often right! She has a terrific sense of humor and is very open and fun about her dating adventures. She chooses friends well and I am constantly being amazed at how much knowledge she has of EVERYTHING.
Meg, shall we make CCC's? (aka chocolate chip cookies for the uninitiated).