We made it home from our lost weekend around 6pm. When I say lost weekend, all I mean is it’s Monday again and it doesn’t feel like we had any rest. If I gave the idea that the misses didn’t have fun, that’s not right. All I said was that sometimes reunions are not what you expect, however she did have a good time. It was good for her to reconnect with several of her close girlfriends.
As a side benefit, we did see Grandma Dix, Pa Don, Grandpa Bob and Grandma Eleanor. We made it back to the airport in time for our 1:30 flight which was delayed due to a busted overhead compartment. Thankfully we had first class so it wasn’t too bad.
We had one comment from Annette yesterday and her it is,
You are right Doug, reunions are never what you expect. I have my 50th(OMG) in Sept. and don’t know if I will go. I’m still close with my best friend Kathy and have reconnected with a few people on facebook. I found people at reunions are still playing the same games as high school and who needs that. A best friend of my brother passed away last week and I called a few people I hadn’t talked to since Mom’s memorial and Jean and I are having lunch with 2 of them. Thats a hard way to reconnect with people but maybe we will keep up with their lives a little better now. I’m sure Lori was the most beautiful girl at the reunion and you were the most handsome man.
Today the oldest goes to day 1 of his 5 day summer camp. He goes each morning at 7:30 and gets home at 4pm each day. There are 12 fires burning in the state so we’re a little hesitant about him going but the park he goes to today looks pretty good. The air quality though is not very good. On top of that today will be the 4th day in a row with temps over 100 degrees. This is really bad for June as it’s never this hot. The youngest is lobbying to skip swim team this morning as his brother will miss it all week.
We have a lot going on these days and especially this week. I need to pick up a load of wine today and then have about 200 cases being flown in from Italy on Friday. It won’t be long until we have boxes strewn all over the house again.
In closing here’s something to think about as you go through another day in your life,
We have bigger houses, but smaller families;
More conveniences, but less time;
We have more degrees, but less sense;
More knowledge, but less judgement;
More experts, but more problems;
More medicines, but less healthiness;
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.
We built more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication.
We have become long on quantity, but short on quality.
These are times of fast food, but slow digestion;
Tall man, but short character;
Steep profits, but shallow relationships.
It is a time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room.
~ Dalai Lama