So yes, last week was the first week of school, and on top of the wretched getting-used-to-the-early-schedule-hell that is inherent with Crack-of-Dawn Elementary School (thank goodness only TWO of my kids attend this year), a pressing work deadline, a snafu in my volunteer job– it was wonderful to have my house back to work in silence! (Do you hear the crickets chirping? I sure do.)
We ended the first week of school with a six-hour drive to the Gulf Shore for my niece’s wedding. Thankfully, she has such a radiant smile and luminous soul– it outshone the dreary weather and constant rain.
Who would have thought one could be cold in Florida in August?
It was a wonderful time with family we hadn’t seen in a long while.
And this trip officially closes out our year of traveling, folks. With the exception of a couple of 2-hour trips to see my parents, I think we’re done for the rest of the year. Punta Cana, London, Florida….it’s been real. Thanks for the memories.