I spent the last two days in Tampa. As some of you know I work from home and one of the companies I work for is Valpak.
You know, the blue envelope people.
I spent the last two days not being cold as I shared my knowledge of the web and social media with their sales team.
Work trips are good and bad. If I’m on a work trip I work a lot. Usually 12-15 hour days because I wake up early to work on other projects and then work after I’m done working at the office. If I’m being honest it is also nice not have to get food for anybody else or even wash my own dishes.
It also stinks because I miss the kids and I’m always concerned something will happen when I’m gone. This time I was tossing and turning in bed and then checked my phone. I realized I had a missed call from my son at 12:17am. Even though my son is a night owl, a call at 12:17 is not normal.
I immediately called him back and I could tell by his voice something was wrong. He proceeded to tell me that he had popped a tire in one of our cars while driving home.
Popping a tire is probably the best news you can get from your kids at 12:17 in the morning when you are away. But my adrenaline was running after the call so I tossed and turned until 2am, which does not make for a good second day.
Thankfully I was presenting in front of the group so that kept me awake. 😉
I got home in time to see my boys before they went to bed and heard heard about their day.
Have I ever mentioned I hate ironing? My daughter (aka fashion consultant) helped me pick out my clothes for the trip and the pants I was going to wear had that crease in them from being on a hanger for six months.
I was tired and had to get up for an early flight, so instead of ironing them I tried this little trick.
It worked great! I highly recommend you try 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.