Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Home, Here I Come

After last night's lawn mowing debacle (suffice to say that I got grass EVERYWHERE - in my hair, my legs, my shoes, my ears, my face...and all over the sidewalk), I decided that I needed a break.

My grandfather isn't doing well, and now is the time to go see him. I know it's going to be hard, but I would never forgive myself if I didn't go visit before something happens.

Off I go, back to the plains, back to the old farmhouse where I grew up, back to a Friday night high school football game. Er, don't know if I want to go to the high school football game. It's been, um, well over ten years since I graduated. And I, erm, look different, y'know?

But still. There's nothing quite like a Friday night football game. My brother, sister-in-law and niece and nephew will be going, so I think I'll go and check it out - see if I see any familiar faces.

I'm so fortunate that I'm able to take a few days paid vacation to go home. And it will be a vacation from other things, as well. The kids are staying home with their dad, I won't have to worry about laundry or dishes or picking up the house or...well, any of that stuff.

I'll be checking in as my dad has internet access, so no worries there. And after the six hour drive, I'll be ready to see what you're all up to! Too bad I didn't own a pair of ruby slippers...I could click my heels and say, "There's no place like home" three times and bam! I'd be home.

Ah well. Six hours of nothing but the radio, the road, and your own thoughts isn't so bad. It's the perfect time to think about those darn plot problems. :-)


  1. The trip home sounds nice, albeit I wish the circumstances were different. But you're right, you probably would regret not going. Hope all goes well and you have fun at the football game.

  2. Hugs, Melissa. Like Kelly I wish the reason for going home was a happier one.

  3. Did the lawn mower explode????

    Trip homes are good - the drive alone sounds better. Hope your grandpa is feeling good enough to enjoy you!

    Football. :(

  4. Have a good trip--hope your grandpa is fit and well!!! Hope DH doesn't leave all the stuff for you to do when you get home LOL!!!

  5. Have a safe trip and enjoy the football game. Try to enjoy the time with your grandpa.

  6. Hope you have a wonderful time! I love going back home and yes, even the Friday Night Football Games. I didn't miss one in the 4 years I was in H.S. It was mandatory for us girls, but it was good. And you ALWAYS run into someone no matter what. The only bad thing about going back home is when I need to run to Wal-Mart for something and I look like crap cause I just woke up or something. It never fails, I run into someone I haven't seen in years.

    Hope your grandfather is ok. I'll add him to our prayers.

  7. Thanks, gals, for all the good thoughts!
    My grandfather had a pretty good day today, which means he was coherent and could talk reasonably well. He had surger for his broken leg and they put pins in it, so he doesn't have to wear a cast. But he's still pretty much bed-ridden. I don't think he's going to be coming home from the resthome. Just one of those facts of life that you have to come to accept sooner or later.

    Tomorrow I'm off to have coffee with my grandma and maybe check out some of the new stores in town.

  8. Hope your grandpa recovers from the surgery okay. Give him hugs!


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