Friday, August 27, 2010
I am home from the big city. Deer Slayer came and picked me up just like we planned. We got up and went on a quest for the city's best donuts, had lunch in Central Park, did a very small amount of shopping, went to my last few hours of work at the Connelly and ended the day celebrating with new friends. My reunion with the kids was wonderful, many happy tears all around. The gallivanting around the country will subside now, life will get back to normal, or as normal as it ever is around here. My brain is going a million miles an hour, but my body is laughing because it simply doesn't want to follow suit. Today I sat in the middle of my living room, surrounded with school supplies DS so graciously gathered in the last few weeks. I poured through lists, teacher's names, times and schedules. I unpacked, cleaned, and started going through mail. I gotta say it was a little like hitting a brick wall....stuuuuupid. I think I'll avoid that wall tomorrow, maybe go to the Farmer's Market, visit with Grandma while she's still in town, cook a nice dinner, ease back into it a bit and convince my brain to wait for my poor aching body to catch up. It's been a whirlwind summer, a summer of firsts and a summer of beginnings, friendships found and re-found. It was about being pushed to the very limit, then gently sliding happily and victoriously over the top liked you planned it that way all along. There were moments of complete insanity and moments of pure joy. Let's not forget about all the custard consumed, the truck that was slept in, the little clear glass room at the top of the Sears Tower that my children were perched on, unbeknownst to mommy, because mommy would have had a panic attack if she was there. We cannot forget the seafood in Charleston, the Hominy Grill or the Banana Fosters French toast. We can on the other hand forget about the outhouse in Cooks Forest, and the rats in the subway. I can truthfully say that I have no idea what is next, but I'm sure something is.... and I truly can't wait to see.... and I will wear my new Doughnut Plant souvenir T-shirt while I wait.