This is How Life Works...
From what I've been able to glean from experience, this is how life works...you do the things that you want to do, and you don't get around to doing the things that you care a little less about doing. It really is that simple. So whenever Ian and Meredith stop by for a visit we appreciate the choice. They could be doing a lot of other things. They've got busy lives and they're spread between all manner of patterns across half of the Great Lakes basin, and still, they find their way here and make Zoey's week. If Maggie knew what a week was then they would very likely make her week too, but of course, she hasn't got the slightest idea.
When Ian is here, I feel excited, and occupied, and engaged, and when he is not, I am bored. He's the easiest man on the planet earth to get along with, and always eager to get busy with something...anything. He's fun. Ask Zoey.
Ian and and Meredith dropped by before heading North to work for the season, and it'll be much too long before we see them again. Boo to life and how it spreads us all too thin. My most favorite people flung in all parts of the world, and sometimes even just an hour away...but an hour isn't just next door, as I wish it were. If you haven't figured it out yet, it's relationships that make it all so awesome, and the things that we do, and the places that we live mean much less than the people that we do those things with, and the places that we find ourselves in with them. Without them...meh...boring.