Friday, March 17, 2006

Girl's Lunch

I had lunch with OC today. We went to Good Dog Bad Dog for hot dogs, then to City Hall to apply for her passport.

On the walk over, we tried to see how soon we could spot Portlandia, but she's pretty well hidden behind the Multnomah County Courthouse so you have to wait until you're only a block away before you can really see her. When we first walked into City Hall, OC said, "Wow, this is really cool!" at all the ornate railings, tile, and the glass elevator. I'm not sure which captured her attention. Maybe all of it combined.

On our way out of the office, we spotted the giant red pillow in the atrium. It's a huge circle, probably almost six feet across. We went down and sat on it, and then laid on it and looked up at the art installation above. It was a mixture of white, maroon, gold and silver in colored beads, shell circles, and resin circles; all of this hanging from the atrium ceiling which is four stories tall inside the building, topped with a skylight. It was fun to lie there and watch the clouds pass overhead. The pillow was very comfortable. I wanted to take a nap.

OC cried when I took her back to school. I guess I rate above the Yeti, after all.

She's going to her dad's for a week. Oh, how I will miss that girl! I will be crying tonight. (This parenting thing is not for the faint of heart.)

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Hey there. I can totally relate to not only the crying bcause your daughter is going to her dad's but also to your melt-down from the previous post. I cry every time my kids go to their dads, and he just lives 2 hours away. I am a single mom of three, so my melt-downs are probaly more frequent than I am in the middle of one right now, so if there are any typos, it's because it's hard to see what you're typing when you're crying your eyes out. Hang in there, and I will do the same. If you ever want to swap mom stories, drop me a line,