Driving away …

Today we leave this town. Today we leave my son George at his college knowing that we won't see him again for two months. This is hard. This is going to be the most difficult day in this whole process so far. I've lived this once before with Sid. I didn't do it gracefully. I cried. Heck, I sobbed. I wasn't myself for a good week and even then I was pretty sketchy. I expect the same will happen again. And I make no excuses. It's not every day that you get in your car and leave your child knowing that you won't see them again for months. I joke and say that this whole thing would be easier if I hadn't been the one to teach my kids how to use a spoon! Seriously, they went from not being able to feed themselves to leaving for college in what seems to be a really short time. Logically I know that I had about 17 years from spoon usage learning to college classes but today that gap in time doesn't seem nearly long enough today. I selfishly want more time with George. But my love for him somehow allows me to also want this new life for him even more. And even though I don't think I'll ever feel ready for it, I know that he is.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you drive away!!!


MacGyver …

I don’t watch television. I know it’s shocking, but I really don’t and I haven’t in years. I can think of about 4,000 other things I need to, or want to do, other than watch television. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against television watching in general. But for me it’s just not part of my lifestyle. There are, however, a few shows, past and present, that I am vaguely familiar with … and today I am thankful for this fact.

Being on travel requires a lot of flexibility. You must roll with the punches and adapt to situations that are not familiar to you in anyway. You must learn to improvise … and sadly, sometimes you need to throw proper etiquette out the window … especially when you want to eat your favorite raspberry Greek yogurt and can’t find a spoon.

Well, I hope you all have a day where two mini coffee stirrers make you feel like MacGyver!!!