I’m leaving on a jet plane.

It was three weeks ago today that Flyboy underwent back surgery.  He is doing well enough that I feel comfortable leaving him for a visit with the grandkids up north.  We’ve both been recovering following surgery, but for different reasons.  Mercifully, Flyboy doesn’t remember falling behind the pain curve.  He doesn’t remember me calling the doctor to be told by the medical assistant that “the best thing I can tell you is that Dr. doesn’t prescribe pain medication.”  While normally not a violent person, I wanted to put my fist through the phone and punch her in the nose. (The dr. did return my call and prescribed a wee bit stronger drug. Dumb opioid crisis.) I absolutely hate watching Flyboy suffer, and those first two weeks were a lulu.  

But he’s doing better, and I’m so thankful.  Week three has been a dramatic improvement over week two.  I’ve spent week three catching up and resting up for an action-packed 9 days with our son and his family followed by another 9 days with our daughter and hers.  

When we moved to Tennessee three years ago, it was not easy to say goodbye to our kiddos and their kiddos (see this post), so when the airline is virtually giving away tickets, who can stay home? I have a wee bit of trepidation, hoping that my mask does its job and the promised flooding of the cabin with fresh air every five minutes goes off without a hitch.  The last thing I want to do is expose anyone else. I’m hoping, however, that this sale is a regular thing and I can go solo a couple of times a year.  I think I can make it here if I can see my tribe more often.

So.  No promises regarding posts over the next few weeks.  I don’t know until I get there if I’ll have the wherewithal at the end of the day to think, much less write.  Normally, I’d have tried to write ahead, but…well, you know.

I’ll be thinking of you.  Be blessed!


I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  
– Philippians 1:3-6

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