Just Shut Up And Count Backwards Already
Posted on August 4th, 2009 in Does All Her Own Stunts, Emotional Angst, Made In Alberta, Mating And Relating, Polyamory
Has it really been a week since my last post? I suppose it has. The time has flown by, as is to be expected during days away from home.
We reached Edmonton late last Wednesday evening. The kids and the dogs were troopers during our trek across America. We drove through three new states, which bring my “States Visited List” up to 12 (Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, New York, Nevada, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota). While visiting every state in the union isn’t currently on my list, I’m thinking at this rate I might as well add it. Unfortunately I did not have the foresight to collect so much as a postcard from many of those states, which I am now irritated about, so I suppose I’ll just have to visit them AGAIN to obtain proof that I’ve been there. Alright, I’m diverging too far off track here.
The funeral was early Thursday morning, and it went as well as can be expected. The days that followed have been both sad and happy. Jack and I were able to spend some time together, just the two of us, while his wonderful parents cared for the kids and the hounds. We did some shopping, and we went to our favorite Japanese restaurant, which only has locations in Edmonton. He took me for pancakes, which I had been craving for DAYS. Today he left for Ontario, because he has to work until his holidays actually start on the 14thof the month. I loathe being away from him. Those of you who were reading last year will remember the difficult time we had being separated for over two weeks. I’m not linking to those posts because I am embarrassed of how much I let my crazy show. Lets just say I didn’t deal with it particularly well and temporarily took leave of my senses, the end.
I’m hopeful that the next 11 or so days pass as quickly as the last week has.
I’ve been keeping in touch with Aiden and Kade during the trip. Despite the fact that the week has passed so quickly, in some respects, it feels as though I have already been away a long time. It’s going to be another four weeks before I get back to Ontario, and probably an additional few days beyond that before I see either one of them. Nothing to be done about it I suppose, except for chatting or e-mailing here and there, and since I love sending things in the mail, the occasional postcard or letter.
This Friday I’ll be leaving Edmonton to spend the next couple of weeks with my side of the family. Mainly out at the cottage with my mum, but Jack and I will also be spending a few child-free days in Calgary to visit with friends and attend a wedding. I’m looking forward to that part in particular.
We will be driving back to Ontario at the end of the month. It won’t be a mad rush this time so we intend to sight-see and enjoy ourselves along the way.
Due to the fact that I didn’t have time to prepare anything in advance and a lot of my time is being devoted to family and friends just now, blogging will be light. Or maybe it won’t be. It’s hard to say on vacation really.