Sometimes, God talks to you.
And he tells you to do something you don't want to do. Correction: He tells you to do something that is not easy, very inconvenient and just doesn't make human sense.
So I don't listen.
And he keeps waking me up...night after night.
But school is in.
So a break appears in the form of off days and half days that would minimize missed school days.
But we have a weekend out of town planned for my birthday.
So hubs gets TDY orders and we can't go.
But MM has been coughing for 4 weeks and does not need to travel.
So hubs offers to take leave to fill moms shoes.
But we don't have the money.
And unexpectedly we have the money.
But the car is getting old and its a 14 hour drive.
And a plane ticket is found for less than the gas money it would take to drive.
And it includes stopping in KC and being able to see my mom while she is staying with my niece (mom, dad and brother are on an extended German vacation to die for). And an available car so I don't have to rent one.
So yes, I made a rather last minute, unplanned trip to see three of my favorite people in the world.
To date, I'm still not clear on WHY I supposed to do this....but who cares???? There is nothing like time with a true friend to calm the soul and make the heart smile. Was the trip for her? Or was the trip for me? Maybe it was so I could see my Butterfly. Now I can listen with an understanding ear when I talk to my friend on the hard days...and the good days.
So I spent a weekend with Tricia and the girls, Butterfly and FigNewTon. We spent one day at the Omaha zoo. The weather was cold but not too cold and we had a great time. I'm pretty sure we wore Butterfly out...but in a good way.
Unfortunately I have used my camera so little since my dad died, that I did a really BAD job on the photos. Both digital and 35mm. Embarrassingly bad!!!! (Hanging head in shame.) But I did manage to take a couple of decent shots of my favorite girls!
To my friends -- thank you! I had the most wonderful time. Even if I did lose every game we played. Badly. You three are by far the best hostesses I have ever had the pleasure of staying with...right up there with my mom. Loved the games, the food, the comforts of your home and the love in your hearts.
Girls! You have become such beautiful little ladies! It saddens me to see the little girls I love grow up. On the other hand, I am excited for you. I can't wait to see what life has in store for you both.
And now I have returned home. I came down sick on the way and am still under the weather and not doing much. But I have my memories of such a perfect weekend! So I'm sick with a smile! LOL!
Miss you guys already!!