Yes I am back from my break in Utah and it was so lovely. I had a wonderful time at my sister's wedding. She was a beautiful bride and I just loved stepping in as an escort for her and dressing her in the bride's room of the Mt Timanogos Temple, just the two of us, on a Tuesday when no other brides were there. It was supposed to rain but we got lucky with just a bit of wind instead. I know my mother in heaven was helping us out there. I felt her near at least once. It was so great to see my sister so happy. It was also great to see the fall colors and the mountains that I adore.
While in Utah for 5 days I noticed the following
1-Utah county drivers are totally aggressive and rude.
2-Pregnant women at every turn (not a surprise).
3-More people buying beer and smoking than there used to be (surprise!).
4-I missed being around people of color. Coming home to the Baltimore airport was like coming home to my peeps. I love extroverted black people.
The best ever was coming home to my sweet husband who took time off from work to stay at home with the 5 kids. His comments to me were like the best turn on ever. (too much?). He said this to me: "Wow the laundry stacks up like crazy around here doesn't it? Oh and we need more laundry detergent stat!" He also said that he would be making a much better effort to be home early enough to have dinner together. Since I have been gone he has a new appreciation for how crazy the dinner hour can be and also how nice it is to sit down for a meal together. The things I have been complaining to him about now have new meaning since our roles were reversed for a week. And to think that before this he was actually thinking that it would be nice to take a break from the stress of work to be at home relaxing. Ha! I just love it when a man realizes how right his wife is.
I wish the same good fortune for my sister the bride.