Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Back Again

Hello Friends.  Happy 2018.

We made it back.  We had a wonderful time overall.  4060 miles driven, 55 hours in the car coming and going.  Lots of time with family and friends.

Home was beautiful:

 And the Arizona Sunrises were amazing:

Perhaps the most exciting thing was a special surprise from Santa:

Yes, that is right friends:  We are going to Iceland in August (30 year bucket item:  Unlocked!).

Did I have any bright epiphanies?  Not necessarily, no.  Maybe clarity is the more correct word to use.  I have a little more clarity perhaps.  The Ravishing Mrs. TB and I talked - perhaps more forthrightly than we have in years - some of our more egregious failures and what maybe we would actually like to do when Na Clann have gone (not too many years in the future, really).

Overall, a grand trip.  Which brought up perhaps the last thing I realized I need to work on:  having more small real adventures.  As often as possible.  Because just trying to grit out the work environment is never going to be a good solution.


Rev. Paul said...

I've never known anyone on their deathbed who said, "I wish I would have worked more." It's always about family; always.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

I have not either, Reverend - yet strangely enough, companies always seem to encourage this kind of thinking.