Today two songs are in my head……..Life is a Highway by Rascal Flats, and a tune by Kenny Chesney entitled, “Outta Here” the words are like this:
Lock up the house pack up the station wagon
Make paradise our final destination
As long as we’re outta here
There ain’t no time like the present they say
Lets cruise all the way down A1A
Put the top down and catch a few rays
Baby we’ll be outta here
Anywhere you want to go
As long as its sunny weather
Let the time fly by I don’t mind
As long as we’re together
I am too often wrapped up in my kids and family, I’ve made their ever whim, need, desire, mine, and honestly I forget how to be me. Even this morning I was wondering how this will work, kids will fuss, someone might be late to something, someone might not get the food I’d make for them and then I realize, hey I have a great husband who is very capable of taking care of these children we have for 30 hours. I’m only leaving for one night and will be home tomorrow night sometime.
My friends in Tampa are simply the best, Howard and Sherry are a few years older than me, with a grown daughter. They are wonderful people who saw me “grow up” in the 80’s. Howard and I were managers with JCPenney at one time and we had a blast working together. I moved to this coast in 1989 and we’ve remained good friends, but sadly friends who don’t’ get to see each other much.
So I’m going to finish packing, put some food in the crock pot(because I’m still a good mom as I’m running away) and then I’m hitting the road!
Have a wonderful weekend my friends.