DailyAfirmation (dailyafirmation) wrote,

Not a busty blonde, a 50% more haircut, never sausage a thing, and quality time with my cousins...

~Friday~  I dragged my butt out of bed at 6:00AM, stumbled to the kitchen, poured myself a cup of ambition, and only then realized that I was not Dolly Parton.

By 9:00, I had several of my work tasks done, as well as a load of laundry. The joys of working at home.

I met Anna, Sarah, Kim, and Brad for klatsch at Mission Joe's for lunch, and on the way to Mission Valley, a guy was riding his bike on the sidewalk pulling a little covered wagon behind him. I thought, "Awww. A stay-at-home dad taking his kid for a ride." But then, the cutest little white, furry dog poked its head up and looked all around. Adorable.

I went back and forth about getting a haircut, since my Great Clips is right up the stairs from Mission Joe's, but in the end I did not have my $7.99 coupon with me, so I decided not to. Girl didn't need a haircut bad enough to pay 50% more for one.

My goal was to leave Raleigh for Myrtle Beach by 3:00, and I was successful. The traffic getting on I-40 East out of Raleigh was bad, but fortunately it cleared out in just a few miles.

After being on I-95 South for a while, I stopped for a late, but light, lunch at Taco Bell, where I posted this Facebook status, which engaged a couple of folks as you can see:

I'm on I-95S; you know what that means: A South of the Border sign every freaking mile. #YouNeverSausageAThing #ReallyWishIDidntHaveTo

As I neared Myrtle Beach, I somehow got on 701N instead of 701S. I stopped at a gas station and asked a couple—standing outside their car while the man filled it up—if they were from around there, and I was pleased that they were and that the man let the lady give me directions without interrupting her with "better" ones, even though she paused to think, and corrected herself, a couple of times.

I got the warmest reception from my cousins—my cousin's wife, Pam, and their daughter, Tara, to be more specific—and we spent a wonderful evening around the table enjoying a spectacular spread that Pam just "threw together" for us: veggies and dip, two different kinds of stuffed mushrooms, chips, crackers, cheese, and chicken! Oh yeah, and cheesecake!

Fine food, choice bourbon, and exceptional company. We talked until 1:30 in the morning. I love my cousins. It was the kind of time spent that makes you wish that so many years hadn't passed of not being in each other's lives.
Tags: affirmations (implicit), facebook, family, kaffee klatch, travel, work from home

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