Meghan lives in La Grande now. She is the keeper and inspiration for many of our family traditions. A long time ago, Meghan started our tradition of sharing Shabbat together every week. And when Toby came into Meghan's life, Toby joined us for our family Shabbat dinners. And then, when we lived in the Pearl, we always had Shabbat dinner at our apartment and then walked two blocks to Cool Moon Ice Cream.
I am many things, but I don't start traditions, (do I, Meg, and I just don't know I do?). So, because I miss Meghan every single day, I started a new tradition - Cool Moon Fridays. Usually we go after school on Fridays, we are done early on Fridays because it is Shabbat. Today, we didn't have school, so we made the journey. Meghan has taught me that it is important to have traditions. And to keep the traditions once you start them. Keeping the tradition keeps the specialness alive. It is important to have an ice cream tradition, not because of the ice cream, but because of the togetherness that happens when we go for ice cream and share the experience.
Today was a very full day, it went by in a blur. I got my eyebrows done by the best eyebrow artist in this town, we went to couples counseling, came home, worked, went to the dog park (it was too chilly for the kids and I, we stayed in the car and watched funny animal videos), drove downtown for ice cream, walked to REI and came home. The boys are now watching a Ken Burns video about the National Parks. At 10:00, Aaron and I are going to watch Jenny on Fox news!