Tuesday, October 11, 2011

So many things...


The little baby had her first birthday yesterday!  My son will be home on leave later this week (yes, while I am 2,268 miles away!) so the birthday party will be later in the month - when we are all here.  But we had a little cake for her yesterday because we couldn't just ignore her birthday!  I swore I would never post a picture of her here, but today's an exception, ok?

My friend who turned off my sprinkler yesterday wouldn't take any money, but he did agree that a pecan pie for Thanksgiving would be nice.  What a labor of love that shall be!

The alcoholic daughter - who is not going on the trip with me - insisted that we get together yesterday.  I was getting a bit frantic and wondered how I could squeeze one more thing in, but I am glad I did.  We met at Dairy Queen and ate about 4,000 calories of junk and had a great time.  Who knew a Peanut Buster Bar had 460 calories in it?????  I am so blessed to have a daughter who doesn't want her mother to go out of town for a week without first having a little face to face time.

I need to repack my suitcase this morning and get the heck out of here.  I am SO not good at this.  I have gone on weekend trips with a huge suitcase that I couldn't even lift (Daave might remember this), and then I have gone on long trips with no appropriate clothing.  Adding a race into the equation really adds a lot of stuff.  I was taking my little bag, but I think I am going to have to haul out the big honkin' suitcase and pack it up.  With running shoes and racing gear.  With rain gear.  With nice clothes for dinner in Boston.  With warm clothes for a whale cruise in Maine.  Holy Cow!

Will have lunch at the airport in Kansas City, Missouri.  How exciting.

By the grace of God and the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, we get to do the most amazing things.  All of the things written above, I have no doubt would not be occurring if I were not sober.  Well, the baby's birthday would happen, I just wouldn't be there.  And the rest would not be happening at all.

I'm grateful.

11 comments:

Mary LA said...

What beautiful eyes! Love that little girl.

Have a great rest and run and enjoy the whales. I'm glad you will be posting while you are away.

greenorange said...

Please don't judge Kansas City by the airport restaurants. It's really a pretty nice city.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Yay first bithdays!!!

What a full and beautiful life this post reflects!

Safe and fun travels!!!!

Syd said...

A whale cruise will be wonderful. A friend would tag those whales with a sonic tag to track their movements. He would get so close to them that he could smell their breath which was fishy. I do love the whales. And I do love Maine. If you can, get to Camden. It is gorgeous and you can run up Mount Battie for the most breathtaking view.

Patty said...

This post overflows with a love of a blessed life. Thank you for sharing it and sounds like you will have a great time!

Annette said...

Awww precious 1 year old. I agree....beautiful eyes. Have a wonderful trip MC.

Steve E said...

Nice things happen, and gratitude begets more nice happenings! I like sober!

Whaling in Maine! What next?

Lou said...

Only 8 more months and we have a one year old birthday at our house too..LOL

love, love the pic. Don't you just smooch all over her!

Villa Veritas said...

What a wonderful photo! Thank you so much for breaking your own rule! Also, thank you for being present for everyone in your life. We certainly understand how important your recovery is to not only yourself, but everyone around you.

dAAve said...

Travel safely, please.

Pammie said...

figuring out which suitcase to take is like algebra for me too girl.
she is precious.
have a wonderful time.