Back when telecom was good, really good, Adventure Guy travelled constantly–jetting off on seemingly glamorous trips that took him from one coast to the other on a weekly basis. And me? I had not quite so glamorous a gig–balancing work as a high school principal with caring for three young kids. Adventure Guy told me then that it wasn’t quite as fun or interesting as it looked. But I would have given anything then for a week in a hotel ALONE.
Fast forward five years, and now I travel more than he does for work. Granted, I don’t come close to his previous schedule (thankfully!), but I’ve been away for two weeks in the last four. In April, I presented at a conference, and this week I’m taking a training course. While I’ll admit to enjoying my nice comfy bed, made daily by someone else, I miss my family, and I am so happy I don’t have another trip scheduled until July!
While I’ve been gone, Dancer Girl got her braces off, Soccer Boy moved up a level in Boy Scouts, Gym Girl attended her last gymnastics team banquet, and even Ludwig had a big night when he got to go to church for the blessing of the animals this evening! And, this was supposed to be a low-key week. Fortunately, Adventure Guy has things well under control. I know the kids are in good hands. Right now I just wish those hands were mine.