Monday, July 21, 2008


We took a flying trip home this weekend - left after work on Friday and drove the 400 miles home across the flat state of Nebraska and got back Sunday night. For 325 of those miles, you don't make a single turn! Just a straight line. Gets to be boring. I tried to write on my AlphaSmart, thinking I would give it one more chance, but nope, the relationship between it and I is broken. I can't write on that thing. Weird.

We had to split up to see both of our families, so my husband and my stepsons went to his mom's house and my daughter and I went to my mom's and grandma's and dad's. I tried to cram in as much time as possible with everyone, but it's always so hard when you have a limited amount of time like that. And let's not even go into how much we spent on gas. GAH. My checking account is weeping!

But it was worth it to see everyone. I always feel more grounded when I return from a trip home - more positive about life and eager to get some stuff accomplished.

So other than the botched writing attempt on the drive there, I didn't even attempt to write, and I think that's a good thing. I feel eager to dive back into the manuscript now.

If you're bored, you can check out the mini makeover I gave my World War II blog - very easy to do, and I like how it turned out.

Pictures to come later this week of our trip...


  1. Glad you had a good trip home :)

    As for the AlphaSmart, I find it all depends on my mood. Sometimes I can write on it, sometimes I can't. Very weird. But no way I can get rid of good ol' Alphie - I've had him seven years now!!

  2. Glad you had a good time at home. Nothing like it to feed the soul.

    Gas prices are terrible, but being from the UK it is still pretty cheap over here in comparison. Here's hoping they engineer cheap, environmentally alternatives to petrol soon.

  3. Boy, that is a marathon drive. I think getting out of town really helps. Hope they fed you well.

  4. Glad you enjoyed your trip back home but boy, what a long drive! And in a straight line? I think I'd be asleep at the wheel...

  5. I'm driving up to New York this weekend to see friends and my folks also. It's a great thing to do. Glad you had a good trip and don't worry about the checkbook. The memories are so much more precious!


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