Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March 16: Homeward bound

Leslie, Karen, and Billie in Santa Monica

All good things must come to an end:  it was time to return home.  I felt so good about the time we spent together, and the fact that we were able to see both our daughters while we were in Los Angeles.
I occasionally worry that I will lose my deep connection to Billie and Karen because I live so far away.  Spending this amount of time together is so important to me, and it was great that we were in a place that was "separate" from our day-to-day lives.  It gave us a better opportunity to "just be".  
I began the trip suffering from a respiratory virus that was complicated by my allergies, and it all faded away as the week progressed.  
This morning I dropped Billie and Karen at LAX first, as their flight was several hours earlier than mine.  I refueled the rental car, sent a box to myself from the UPS store to minimize the hassle at the airport (no checked bags for me!), and had time to go to a tiny nail salon and get my polish changed!
The plane was about half-full, so I had my side of the emergency row all to myself!  
It was great to see Tim again!  I missed him so much.  We drove over to Chuck and Ellie's house and picked up Bizzi, who was very happy to see us, and went home.
I had a great time on our trip, but it was lovely to be home.  Ahh!  My own bed!  What a pleasure.


  1. What a great picture of the three of you. Excited about your journey, happy and fulfilled. Women friends...there is nothing like it.

  2. Welcome to the blog world, I am so glad i will have this extra way of keeping connected with you. xoxo

  3. Thanks, Judy! Why did I wait so long?! Jamie F gets all the credit: nothing like a little peer pressure to get things moving!


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