I was gone for so long. A whole week without my friend. I missed him a lot… but it I had an amazing time.
Off to DC for a whirlwind couple of days. AmeriCorps National AIDS Fund End-of-Service. Good time. Good people. Exhausting. I gave a speech and was able to effectively pare down my year to 5 minutes. We had a graduation of sorts and then took to the streets of DC.
Next, off to Baltimore for a few days. Stayed in a very familiar place. I love that city. No phone, no plans. I saw some old friends, investigated some new places, and had a blast. Went down the Potomac in a leaking tube. True story.
Then back to Tulsa for 24 hours. Down to my hometown with no air conditioning and a smelly dog. Dropped him off to be neutered, hung out with my sister, went to a concert. I understand now why it was so important for me to get out of that town.
And finally home last night. Had a great dinner and then to bed by 8pm. I couldn’t even lie about it.
You know, I had some reservations regarding my dog. I mean… who am I to abandon him for a week, whisk him off to a foreign place to remove body parts, and then make him ride in an AC-free car on the hottest day of the summer? I’m a terrible dog momma. I could understand if he hated me for a little while. Give me the silent treatment or something…
But this is how we slept through the morning. Good, happy, puppy sleep.