Saturday, October 24, 2009

Austin

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.

4 comments:

Sara 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.