I am heading to Atlanta today for two days of surprises! I don’t know what they have planned, but I am thankful to be given a chance to let my hair down, and be distracted for just a moment from the challenges here at home.
It’s been incredibly stressful at the house of vodka, but we all know that the journey through pain and fear give us a great appreciation for those moments of joy. (And even though I said I would never wish time away, I DO wish it was next year at this time. I do.)
As I board the plane I will count my blessings.
1. Bitchy and Sassy are incredible amazing. They are both working two jobs, and have finally come back to the place where they are fighting and laughing in equal measure. Oh how I missed those “that’s MY shirt” screaming matches.
2. Golden Boy has been great, and even though in public it’s the “Don’t look at me, speak to me, or let anyone know you’re my mom” stage, I am thankful.
3. The dog still barks and the cat still meows, and together they have become the best of friends. Oh sure, Munchie won’t stop torturing and hissing at Junior, but when the day is done they sleep together. (And they leave practically no room for me.)
4. Frank has provided me with enough material to finally finish that book. And while I earned every penny of my salary this year, I will miss the children. (I’m pretty sure.)
So, with boarding pass in hand, I am off Atlanta! Do you think the Coca Cola people have vodka stashed somewhere? I sure hope so.