there was "sleepless in seattle", so why not "sleepless in keller"?
it's just after 5AM and i've been awake since 3:30 when the thunder rolled on in. it was so loud it pulled me out of the dream i was in. i laid in bed for over 30 minutes listening to the rain fall, watching the lightning fill up the sky and counting the seconds until the thunder hit. that was all good fun [because i love thunder storms] until an hour later when i still found myself awake; and realizing that my body was once again doing it's weird sleep thang.
so, here i sit at my kitchen table. all the lights are off in the house. it's just me, the laptop and the sound of rain continuing to fall. everyone else is sleeping peacefully. exactly where i'd like to be, but...
by this time tomorrow i'll be on the road to arizona with you and the kids. [i can say you because you are the only one with permission to read my blog right now]. we'll have been in the car for just over two hours. i'm sure the kids will be asleep and we'll be watching the cities of texas pass us by.
i'm excited to finally see my parents' home and enjoy the free time: play some pool, take a walk to their local park, partner up for some pinochle and canasta games, or just sit and read a book. yes, alec will be bringing two school subjects with him because we totally flaked on school work this week while the girls were here. but the work won't take much time, so it won't really feel like work.
i'm hoping that this distance and time will bring two hearts some new perspective. i'm definitely not focusing on that while i'm gone, but it would be nice to come home in a different "place".
today i'll be spending the day finishing laundry and packing. i'm ready for whatever the week holds and i'm excited to get to see family again that i've missed.