Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ready for the next round

What a refreshing bit of travel. With BR safely in the care of Jordan, I was able to focus on work in California for a week and family in Illinois for a weekend. However, as the time grew closer to head back to Austin, the call from New Orleans grew stronger and stronger. "Carnival." "Carnival."
Ring. Ring.

BR: Hello?

Steve: Hi Bobrobert! Everything going OK?

BR: Fine. How's the family?

Steve: Great! Mom's doing so well, She spent the night here last night, and thinks she'll be out by next week.

BR: And Hope? How cute is she?

Steve: Adorable. A little fussy today, but that's probably just because she's not used to having so much commotion around her. Hey, I've got a question.

BR: The answer is yes.

Steve: Yes? You don't even know the question.

BR: Yes, you can go to New Orleans. But for every dollar you spend on this side trip, I get to spend one on myself.

Steve: Deal!

BR: And be sure to text me lots of pictures.
[Note to T-Mobile: Add extra 3G capacity to the French Quarter during Mardi Gras. It's frustrating to get an unusable 3G signal.]

Adding those extra two days to the trip was the best idea. Two days for myself without worrying about BR or family. I came home happy and ready to continue providing care and comfort to BR, ready to tackle more of the overdue household tasks, and ready to face whatever MS decides to throw at us next.

3 comments:

Cranky said...

Steve - so happy that you got such a wonderful break! Sounds like you struck a great bargain.

Patrick@Caregivingly Yours said...

Thank you! I needed a moment of living vicariously. "We" had a great time, didn't we? :)

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

Cindy said...

OOhhhh, I made the blog - I feel so special!! It was great to see you!