Saturday, October 24, 2009


I'm in Texas.

Austin, the little blue oasis in a big red state. I saw that on a T-shirt yesterday.

It is, basically, awesome.

I just got done running, on a shaded trail that starts just down the block from where I'm staying with my friend, Katie, and her husband, Bryan. We've hiked. We went to a concert. We've eaten. We've seen a movie. Today, we're going to drink some more (wineries, out somewhere nearby in the Texas hills).

Tomorrow, already, I go home. Why do the good things in life go so fast? And the bad ones, well, sometimes, they seem to never end.

I am anxious to see my babies, though. Last night, I started thinking how I missed them. They are safe and fine and loved and being pampered by grandparents this weekend. But I still miss them, those little pieces of me.

I'm listening to this song now. "Sometime Around Midnight" by a group called The Airborne Toxic Event. I know nothing about them. But I'm in love with the song. It's about seeing a girl at a bar or a club, sort of. It's actually about so much more than that. But I can't, right now, really do its meaning much justice. So just listen to it.

I'm going back out to the Austin sunshine, to soak it up while it lasts.


Anonymous said...

Cool! Hope the rest of your trip is fun. Wish I was there with you!

Chris said...

Sounds like fun! Enjoy the last bit of your trip!

Melanie said...

I really dig that song too. Excellent to play loudly while driving. Feel free to sing along to the chorus. The idea behind the group is kind of cool; a happy accident, for sure.

Glad you had a reprieve from the daily stuff.

Jeannine said...

Hooray! I am so glad you got to go. I was wondering if it would workout! I am sure the kiddos were happy to see you when you got home.