I’m out of town for work. I like to travel but I don’t like to be away from my family.
If I’m being really honest with myself this time feels different. I miss the kids and have been texting them all day, but it is nice to not have to make anyone dinner, pick up toys, or remind people to do their chores.
Even though I worked almost twelve hours yesterday, it feels like a vacation. I’m trying not to think about the part when I get back and need to make sure everyone is caught up on homework and cleaning this weekend.
I went out to dinner with the folks I work with and they ordered this…
I’m NOT an adventurous eater. In fact give me a grilled cheese or a salad and I’m content. But I also want to be open to trying new things. Of course I didn’t think those new things would be staring at me from the dinner table.
Once you got over the fact that the fish was staring at you it was pretty tasty. I only had two bites- because the whole staring at me thing kind of creeped me out, but it was good.
I also tried duck’s neck. Thank you Duck Dynasty for the fact that I even considered eating that little appetizer.
I can’t wait to get back to see the kids, and I’m working like crazy to get caught up on tons of projects so next week I don’t have to work much at all. Being a working single parent is really hard. I’m not sure how folks do it.
My husband has been deployed to the Middle East for 274 days. These are my real thoughts expressing my heart during his absence. I appreciate your prayers and kind words as we cope, adapt, and carry on without him until August 2014. To read from the beginning, click here.