Dan and I leave tomorrow. It’s weird how easy it is to pack for just two people. We have recreated his initial (with improvements – thanks, Joanne and Drew!!!) application in under a week. Dan has an interview in Jacksonville tomorrow at one. Good thoughts, nekkid moon dancing and prayers are welcome and appreciated. Dan actually got a HUGE haircut. I dunno, it might have been my “whose-damn-spoiled-child-is-this” rant (you know, the one where I shout while tottering on my step stool – the height helps – “Do you seriously think your stoopid hair is worth $100,000???? Really? Do you?) Ugh … low moments in parenting. There is a reason I’m not a yeller or a screamer – the above is why. Still . . . he got his haircut – it’s not Navy recruit short, but it’s respectable. Poor kid got my hair – short of shaving it, he’s always going to look like he just got out of bed.
After Jacksonville, we’re headed to Raleigh to spend a few days with my sister and her family and visit the NC State campus. I’m happy to have some time with just Dan – that rarely happens and it’s only going to happen even more rarely.
Andy, who I’ve been dragging around on my pre-trip errands, is a hoot. Last week, we borrowed my mom’s car (the cutest, cleanest Toyota Highlander) while she was visiting friends in AZ. For years, all I wanted was a second car. Now, I’m spoiled (and sharing my car with too many people) and a third car makes life amazingly easy!!!
As Andy and I parked the car and locked it, Andy patted the hood and sniffed “I remember when she was just a wee muffler . . . ” the story grew, I’ll spare you the full story as it was REALLY long but eventually he got to the part “Then, one night I put her to bed and when I got up in the morning :::sniff::: she’d grown her first tire!” I hate co-ops, but I might have to join one, I don’t think Andy’s getting out enough.
Everyone go hug your cars and your kids – they aren’t little for long. Wish us luck tomorrow. I”ll be back when I can!!!!!