Well, it’s just another manic Monday…except I’m in Houston.
MLH helped me pack last night, and finished up this morning. I probably overpacked, but it’s going to be a wild week and it’s hard to know what to wear. Guys have it SOOOOO easy.
(Did I tell you I hate to travel without MLH? Well, I meant to say that. )
Itinerary is Monday through Thursday, Houston. Friday through Sunday, Dallas. Sunday evening through Tuesday morning, OKC. At least MLH will get to join me for the weekend, if all goes well.
Hertz agent: “Yes, ma’am, are you ready for your confirmation number, and thanks for booking with Hertz!?”
Me: “Don’t get too excited there honey, I’ve got two more reservations to go, I’m trying to go for the record racking up those Gold points.”
The Hertz agent got so tickled we had a hard time resuming our conversation. She must be easily amused.
Yesterday, probably due to the holiday, I missed my Mom and big brother. Sometimes missing them just washes over me like a wave. And I can be doing the weirdest things – nothing that would remind me of them. I miss them. Sometimes it’s no big deal, and sometimes I wouldn’t be surprised if either of them walked through the door, their presence is that tangible.
Have a dinner date tonight with some of my AADE peers from New Orleans – I know I can count on them to hustle us up some good grub. Tomorrow morning, we start the conference registration at 6am. The college students’ breakfast social is at 7a.m., then the conference kick-off, then we’re off to a bit plant tour at 11:30 or so.
Have a blessed night!