Well, I've found a hotspot here at Starbucks, and its time to get down ta biz! So far, we've had a great trip to AZ. We had Granny's 100th Birthday party Saturday, then a huge family get together on Sunday. Granny was so touched by everything and everyone. Her party was just awesome. I got kinda weepy when I first saw Granny because she was so alert and happy. I have such a difficult time getting the concept of having been alive for an entire century. Give that one some thought!
Yesterday we hit the Cheesecake Factory, took my boy to a huge golf range to hit balls, and walked around the Mill Ave. area of Tempe (basically, the kool part of town at Arizona State U.) Mama Bear is taking the boy over to see Granny today so I basically have some free time until mid afternoon. I had to get my fix so here I am! There's a great noon meeting right by my brother in-law's place (where were staying in Tempe) that I will catch today. Later on this afternoon, I will probably take my boy back out to hit some golf balls, he is addicted! I am guessing that tomorrow, we might hit Scottsdale for some shopping. There's some killer shops over there, and a huge Galleria style mall (for you Houstonians). Thursday, we head to Sedona (my fave part of the trip) to walk around in awe and wonder. I've never been to a more awe-inspiring, spiritual place in my life. We visited there each time we've come to Arizona. I'll have plenty 'o pics to post upon our return. from there we head to my brother in-law's cabin in the mountains south of Flagstaff for the weekend. Again, a beautiful place to hang out. Lots of good walking/hiking and 4-wheeler riding!
It's so kool to have family in fun places! I've been able to walk every day but Sunday. I have to or I will gain back the weight I have lost. After all, it's tough to eat right on vacation! I have been able to swim a fair amount also, her brother has a pool in the back yard. I will have to take some photos of his place. It's amazing, to say the least. All in all, it's been a peaceful, relaxing trip thus far. The time difference has been a bit of an adjustment this time around. Normally it doesn't bother me, but this time it has. I guess I am just getting old! Oh, and Daddy's getting tan!! I love that. All my peeps back home will still be all wintry white and pale!
my wife, son and doggie (we miss Cosmo sooo much)
the chance to travel to Arizona
that the major family stuff is behind us, not that I didnt' enjoy seeing everyone but youo know how it is!
that I took the time to fill out my application packet for that new branch opportunity, and faxed it in yesterday
that I did the legwork necessary to make an educated, informed decision about taking this new career opportunity
that I have God, AA and my family to help me through either the dissappointment if I am not accepted, or the joy if I am
bloggage, I miss y'all!
net hot spots at Starbucks!
a venti Caramel Machiatto and a Blueberry Oat Bar! (man, this place is screaming busy this morning!)
that I can hopefully find the time and another hotpsot during our trip so I can check back in with y'all if not, I'll "see" ya after we get home on 4/25.
that we still have a whole week on vacation