Day before yesterday, kinda of spur of the moment I made plans to pick up Lulu from school. See Super Duper post for details on why. Which really doesn’t matter since I changed my tune about the whole coming home thing. Fu*k it! Life is too short. Stop and smell the roses. Carpe diem and all that jazz.
I decided to go early even though it meant a night in a hotel room. Or maybe because it meant a night in a hotel room?!?!? Glorious time, all to my lonesome to help me appreciate my family even more when we do spend time together. I used to travel twice a year for business and have my alone time fix then. Business travel ended about a year 1/2 ago. Picking up LuLu gave me the excuse to travel again. Plus I had a few call in meetings to attend on Friday. Going the night before meant I would not be looking for a roadside park to stop at in route to make my calls. Instead I could call in from the comfort of my own KING size bed. Today’s technology, got to love it. Or do I? Yeah, I do. I really do … (couldn’t resist a nod to my blog post from this morning)
No air mattress on a dorm floor for me!
Yesterday, we had such a NICE dinner at PF Chang’s. I had her all to myself. During the conversation I thought holy sH*t, my kid’s an adult and this is an adult conversation and this just happened in a matter of weeks and I knew she was growing up but wowzer, when the hell did all this happen. Good things come to those who wait and things are good, really good. Glimmer of hope that she will not settle. Rough seas are coming no doubt but I can see that she will be okay. More than okay, maybe. I saw some moxy in her that was previously missing and I liked it!!!!!!!
Today … LuLu conducted her interview so that we can have tomorrow open to go where the wind blows us. The interview turned out quite good if I do say so myself (and NO, I did help or do any part of the assignment for her). I have never been and will never BE one of those parents. Of course, it was quite good because PoPo aka Jimmy is such an awesome dude! If anyone is interested in the history of Western Electric (and you should be) then ask him. He’s quite the storyteller. And his sense of humor … Question: Why did to you apply for the installer job at Western Electric? Answer: Because I needed a job. As if there is any other reason-doh!
Afterwards, Billy Bob, LuLu and I had an early bird supper at La Perla – our Cheers – where everybody knows our name. Originally we had hoped to put the gang back together again but Pony & Wise are in Austin at a concert. Earlier they stopped by to borrow our sleeping bags. They’re going to Uber it to the concert and afterwards crash at a friend’s house. I’m like “uh, you really should get a hotel room, I hear that they are divine ;)”. Sleeping bags – ugh! that’s worse than an air mattress on a dorm room floor. But I guess it’s all relative and plus they are still young. We did the same thing. Back in the olden days. They’re making memories for sure. Second time today I uttered those words. Making memories.
Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, all is right with the world. In my head, I hear Jesus Christ Superstar’s Everything’s Alright.
Try not to get worried Try not to turn on to Problems that upset you (oh) Don’t you know
Everything’s alright Yes everything’s fine And we want you to sleep well tonight Let the world turn without you tonight