Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Reality Train

Although vacations are really great, the reality is that life still goes on...even when you aren't there.

I have never had to come back home from a trip where I have left my family and 1. Go back to a job outside of the home and 2. Have a huge amount of "small" things happen while I was away.

For instance, the night before I left we had a storm blow through our little town and it completely knocked out our hard drive. Luckily we have a friend who is computer savvy and had a new drive up and running before my airplane taxied out of Texas, but unfortunately there was a lot of things that had to be done on the computer to get it to function the way I used to have it (i.e., reloading software)...it is amazing how much of my life is wrapped up in this little piece of technology. It's kind of sad...what happened in this world before PC's?

Then there was the garden that needed some Miracle Grow....and my guys both needed haircuts. And The Girl had some sort of pretzel and water explosion in her back pack, and, oh ya, by the way we are out of milk, bread, cereal, cheese and apples.

I am grateful to have all these things to complain about...I remember the days when I used to visit AZ and come home to an empty apartment and cry for a couple weeks with homesickness, while my sweet husband did everything he could to make me feel better this side of just sending me back home to stay...shipment paid. Who has time for homesickness these days?

Back in the day I could leave for a few days and then take a whole week getting unpacked and "back on track". Today nothing stops this train. You run like the wind along side the track, take a deep breath, close your eyes and jump back on with both feet.

All Aboard!

So it's back to the sweet life.

La Vida Dulce

1 comments:

Kellie said...

Hey! Somehow in my getting everything back up and running I did something wierd to my comment section...I couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting comments but now it's fixed...the only drag is that some of you commented and it got erased in process of my figuring it out! I hate that so please comment away now...it should be fixed.

Also, if you are reading this and you know my e-mail send me quick e-mail so I can get your address back in the book!