Today I am packing and heading to the airport for a few days of meetings in Knoxville, Tennessee. Although I'll miss Robby, I have to admit that I'm looking forward to the evenings of solitude and quiet that this trip will afford me. Who would have thought I needed to travel on a business trip to rest?
been so busy during the past three weeks that I only know the day by the
projects that are looming. Between Robby's party and Scott's annual
Student Luncheon, I've cooked and played hostess for over 100 people
since Friday. I love my new ovens, but our time apart during the next
few days will be welcome respite!
Traveling is always
stressful. I know that Robby will cry and it will break my heart. It is
some solace to know that his tears immediately dry when he is treated to
ice cream after dropping me off at the airport. I know that he will be
okay and that the separation is good for both of us, but it is always
difficult saying goodbye.
since my TSA nightmare a few years ago, I have become a nervous
traveler. I'm not worried about turbulence or the plane crashing. I'm
fearful of the incompetent security agent!
I am hoping
that I am met with a professional TSA representative when I reach
security. I am simply too tired to deal with any conflict right now!
Although the official screening procedures for an amputee are straight
forward and clear, I never know what I will encounter. Every airport
and seemingly every agent has a different set of procedures and rule
book that they are following. Not knowing if my screening will be simple
or laboriously long is always a source of stress when I fly!
saying an emotional goodbye and dealing with security, I'm looking
forward to reaching my hotel. The thought of being alone, without
anybody needing me to fix something or find a missing toy, feels like
Utopia. I'm going to order room service (let somebody else handle the
cooking for a change), snuggle under the comforter and
assert dominion over the remote control. I am in desperate need of this
Mom-cation, even if I had to travel for work to get it!