Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Home, sweet home!

Old country house

Two kitties were mighty happy to see us last night.  They love their kitty sitter, but Mom and Dad are still best, just as it should be.  KC is asleep on my desk right now; Missy honored me with a brief lap sitting before going over to curl up here in her office bed.  MM checked email, and is off to town to have breakfast with the guys.

Gosh, we haven’t been apart for more than a few minutes in a month.  This feels strange, but I’ll get used to it.

Life is back to normal, meaning that the suitcases are open and ready for moi to empty and let the laundryfest begin!  No room steward popped out to assist me, but I do have a full pot of good coffee brewed to help get my motor running.

It was a long day yesterday with the flight from Lisbon to Amsterdam; change of planes, and then a very long flight to ATL; and a two-hour drive home.  Amy had a delish pot of soup waiting for us (she’s my favorite child!).  Despite being tired and sleepy, it was sooo good getting some home cooking and getting hugs from the wee ones.

By the time we hit our (great) bed, we had been up and awake for 24 hours.  We may be getting too old for that routine.  Naw.  We’ll forget and do it again when the next opportunity arises.

So today I need to also work on a grocery list.  Haley, my other favorite child, is hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year for the whole clan.  I am taking a couple of my traditional side dishes—glazed carrots and parsnips, and Marinated Roma tomatoes—so I only have light duty this year.  I’m good with that.

Cheers from cool Mayberry, y’all!  It’s time to get busy, and get suitcases put back on the shelf.  But for how long?


Sylvia said...

"There's no place like home".
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sandee said...

I'm so happy you're home and safe. It's good to go, but there isn't anything like ones own bed. Nothing. Especially when you've been gone for a month.

Have a fabulous day with that laundry honey. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to the babies. ♥♥♥

Barb G said...

I'm betting you'll stay put until just after Christmas, until you begin the annual pilgrimage to WPA.

I know HOME is so very fine! Enjoy! After the laundry lady has come and gone. ;)

big hugs xoxo

Barb G said...

ummm.. WPB... duhr.

Joy said...

Welcome home! I will get a hug in person today.