Again. I watched it last night.
I miss my little boy. This cutie.
Sure, I would’ve liked to go as well. But it’s obscenely expensive to fly there. And six hours on the plane to Los Angeles and then 15 hours to Australia?
Plus Don wanted this to be their special time — they’ve never been away together while I have been to Germany with L many times.
After I dropped them off and drove back home, I put away Fred, our elf on the shelf, who had stayed around until L left…
…and some of the Christmas decorations, cleaned and organized the house a bit, and worked until late.
I still hadn’t heard from them when I went to bed — but I had noticed the #AirAsia hashtag on Twitter and learned about the plane missing. Those poor people and their families.
As if I wasn’t a nervous wreck already.
I made all kinds of deals — I haven’t prayed like that in a long time.
I finally heard from them the next day in the afternoon, thank goodness. They were fine and had been welcomed by our family members and showered with little gifts.
I was really counting on being able to see them via FaceTime, but it looks like it doesn’t work because my iPhone is so old that I can’t update it.
Don promised to call again a few hours later. But that was yesterday and I have a feeling this is how it’s going to be — they’ll have such fun, packed days with family, they won’t call me much.
Meanwhile, I am trying to stay busy. Not that I don’t have anything to do — I want to organize our bathroom closet, paint the powder room, I’m rearranging our shelves in the living room, I want to totally reorganize all my craft supplies, post more items on my Etsy shop, I need to call Feedblitz and Target…
I met a friend for lunch I haven’t seen in ages and treated myself to coffee at Starbuck and a ring I’ve had my eye on for a long time.
I’m planning on going to the gym more often, maybe get a pedicure. At the place I go to you get a 30-minute back massage that is heavenly.
I want to eat healthy and treat myself kindly and make the best out of these two weeks. Everyone else seems to think I should be so thrilled to have all this time to myself.
So I’ll treat myself to the thicker toilet paper and wait.
For their phone calls and for these two weeks to be over fast.
I’m missing my little boy and Don terribly already.
Maybe it’s time to update that 4-year-old iPhone. What do you think? :)
And yes, you can still pull off all of these New Year’s Eve ideas!