Most nights, I finish working and click over to this blog and try to think of something to say. Then I yawn and rub my eyes and stretch a little.
My days are not all that exciting and my brain is dull from the strain of thinking all day long about work-related issues.
But I am trying, really trying, to write in this blog regularly.
So here goes.
This morning I woke up (after a restless night) at 6:50 a.m. This was the day my boys flew across the country to visit their buddy. I was able to wake them fairly easily, proving that even a sluggish teenager can wake up early for something he really wants to do.
I didn’t take into account traffic–I’m not sure why–so I was a little concerned when we ran into some slow-downs while cruising down the freeway. But we arrived in good time. I parked the car in a lot and we rode a shuttle to the airport.
Then I did my very best to let them figure out how to check in their luggage without my help. I ended up directing them a little–old habits are hard to break–and once the bags were checked in, we walked inside the airport.
“Now where?” I said.
“Um, to the right,” he said.
“Okay, look at the sign. See how it says All Gates? Those are key words. So, go left.”
Once they were safely tucked into the security line, my 9-year old and I left them and headed back to the parking lot via shuttle bus.
I’m happy to report that they managed to board the plane, fly safely to Atlanta, find the gate for the connecting flight, board that plane, arrive in Chicago, find their friend and his grandfather and end up at their final destination in one piece.
I’m also happy to report that my kitchen is still clean and the sink is free of its normal 34 dirty glasses. Okay, that’s an exaggeration. Those two boys only actually produce an extra dozen dirty glasses or so a day, despite my many attempts to introduce to them the concept of using the same glass all day long.
I’m so happy to be going to sleep now and so happy that I don’t have to get up early to drive anyone to the airport.
And that concludes tonight’s episode of My Blog is Boring.
Thank you and sweet dreams!