Back to the Grind

Sometimes it’s such a drag being a grown up. If only it was always the “weekend” and never the work week. We have been having so much fun with our family that no one wanted to leave. Hannah informed me that when we meet new cousins that we should get to be with them for at least a week. (Some unwritten rule I didn’t know about.) We all ate breakfast together and filled the entire dining room at the hotel with one person standing. The kids were chatty and lively and for the most part well behaved. Eve’s volume is rarely in check we are working on that one. She remembers faces, not names and knows no strangers. She informed the clerk at the front desk that she loved the pool in our room (the hot tub) as she was the same person who checked us in and gave us that room. We tried to take one last group shot but didn’t fit everyone into the frame. I should have thought about a panoramic photo but it didn’t cross my mind until later.

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GPS told us it was 7 1/2 hour drive back to Neenah and we were gaining an hour, so even though we didn’t get that early of a start we made good time. We stopped at a rest stop for lunch and as I walked Myra to give her a chance to use the bathroom I noticed some movement in the grass and was pleasantly surprised to see a garter snake slithering through the grass. I quickly grabbed it up with Myra’s poo bag and showed it to the kids. After a few minutes of captivity it took its opportunity for freedom giving us all a short lived fright.

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We didn’t run into bad traffic in Indianapolis, Chicago, or Milwaukee area and are pleased to be getting home well before dark. A friend texted and asked if I was ready to go back to work and my answer was no, absolutely not, I don’t plan on ever going back to work, but of course I will bright (dark actually) and early tomorrow morning. What really sounds good is a girls weekend to Seattle, hmmm yep that sounds good. Or, a full weekend of crocheting or knitting at the Best Western Suites in Lincoln City just watching the surf come in.
We miss you all and really truly are so thankful for this opportunity to travel and yes, this opportunity to work too.

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