It's Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Pixxa and her husband, Michael, are sitting in the livingroom, checking emails, and waiting for their guest to arrive.
M: What time is Trichelle supposed to arrive? Dinner is ready and I'm getting hungry.
P: Oh, she should be here anytime.
P: There she is now
P: Trichelle...WELCOME! I am so glad that you made it!
T: (hugging Pixxa), Thanks for having me! I am looking forward to seeing Chicago!
P: Trichelle, meet Michael.
M: Pleased to meet you! Sit down, sit down and get comfortable.
M: How was your drive up from Springfield?
T: My cousin got me here pretty fast. I decided to ride up with her instead of taking the train because she has a meeting here. Illinois certainly is a boring state to drive thru.
P: Yes, all flat land and corn stalks. ha ha ha!
M: I hope you're hungry...dinner is ready.
P: Geez Michael, you could give her a chance to catch her breath.
T: Actually, I am kind of hungry. I didn't eat lunch.
M: (jumping up) You ladies stay put and I will grab the food.
T: WOW! Everything looks so good!
P: Michael LOVES cooking so he's enjoyed making this for you.
M: Hope you enjoy...eat up!
T: Everything looks so good! Where do I start?
P: So that's quite a skimpy little outfit that you have on Trichelle. It must be way warmer in Springfield than in Chicago. Do you have any warmer clothes?
T: Ouch! But you're right. It is rather cold here. Coming from California, I didn't realize that I wasn't properly outfitted.
P: Well, we'll just have to do something about that. We can't have you freezing during your visit.
M: Uh oh! I feel a shopping trip coming on.
P: Good idea Michael! Maybe after dinner we'll go pick up a few things.
T: Mmmm Michael, everything was soooo good! You missed your calling as a dentist. You should have been a chef.
M: (blushes) Glad you enjoyed it.
P: Well, it's getting late. Trichelle, maybe we should get ready for the mall.
T: Okay...I'm always ready for shopping!!
P: Me too!
Pixxa and Trichelle laugh and Michael rolls his eyes.