If you are wondering what happened to last week’s blog, I have much to tell you. The last two weeks have been busy and contained a mixture of emotions. I just got back from some training in Oklahoma. I was sent there by my other job to learn about new equipment that we will be getting. The drive is long, but it is an opportunity to get deep in thought and reflect. I always look forward to learning new things, and a break from working outside in 100 degree heat at home was very much welcomed. You might have guessed that I worked very hard trying to finish projects before I left; I talked about some of the projects in my blog for 22 August.
This trip was also going to give me an opportunity to meet with a friend and former coworker. I really hadn’t seen her for about a year. We had a lot to catch up on, and she was going to help me with some website stuff. (I decided a few months ago to change my website. I want a whole new look and feel for it.)
Our time together was great. I always enjoy talking and spending time with her. Our collaboration on my website was very helpful. She is a really good friend, and I truly appreciate the person that she is. We have seen each other through some things in life; both good and hard times.
The hard part of being away from home is that I miss my husband. We are very close. And we are very much a team. We knew we couldn’t spend two weeks away from each other, so I drove home for the weekend. I did no work except for laundry. My time was spent with my husband and my mother. The weekend flew by, and before I was ready, it was time to drive back to Oklahoma. I can honestly tell you that writing my blog was the furthest thing from my mind.
I stopped in to visit my daughter since she was on the way, and since I don’t always get to see her when I want to. We never seem to have enough time together. She has grown up before my eyes and is now an adult with an adult life. I am very proud of the person she has become; I tell her all the time that she is amazing.
Another week in Oklahoma! Although I didn’t build any strong friendships with any of my classmates, I can very definitely say that I appreciate who each one is. We were from many different parts of the country, and some of my instructors were from different parts of the world. Everyone had value and brought something interesting to class every day.
Finally, the week was over. I couldn’t seem to get home fast enough. Two weeks of sleeping in a hotel bed without my husband had left me exhausted. I just don’t sleep well away from home. Again, the long drive allowed for deep thought and reflection. A break from the routine is nice, but getting back home is a lot nicer.
We will have the long weekend to spend together before my husband and I go to visit my son and daughter-in-law next week. Talk about being proud of your kids; my son is past the halfway mark of becoming a chiropractor, and his wife is in school to become a radiology technician. I can’t wait to see where they end up working and living.
I am trying to hurry summer out the door, and it would be a fitting end of summer to be fishing on the beach. We will spend a couple of days fishing with my son and daughter-in-law in Galveston. It is such a pleasure to watch these two build their life together. I am glad that we get to be a part of it.
I will endeavor to post to my blog next week, although it may be brief. May you have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend, and may it be full of family and good friends.
1 Corinthians 16:18 They have been a wonderful encouragement to me, as they have been to you. You must show your appreciation to all who serve so well.