The kids and I are in Missouri on vacation this week. I know, who goes on vacation in Missouri? That’d be me. It’s also where I’m from and where all my family is, so it’s a given. The husband had work stuff going on and couldn’t along. Considering how much he hated it when he was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, he wanted to come with us. It’s been nice switching to a slower pace though. There is no traffic here, at least not compared to Southern California. Even when we were in St. Louis over the weekend, the traffic wasn’t bad. The food has also been nice. Between mom cooking and eating at all my old favorites, I’ll be happy if I don’t gain anything this week.
It’s making me realize how much I miss the slower pace. How much I wish I didn’t have a super long commute every day. How I run into someone I know everywhere I go. How so much hasn’t changed in the decade plus since I’ve moved away. How much I can’t wait to get back to a slower pace. Small town life is truly for me.
I was hoping there would be a thunderstorm while we were here. Southern California weather is nice and sunny, but it’s the same thing everyday. It’s honestly kinda boring. I miss midwest storms. Thankfully, there’s been at least one storm the past few days. . It storms, but then clears up so we can still get outside and enjoy our time without being drenched. My 5 year old is a little wary of the thunder though. A year with no rain and she seems to have forgotten all about it.
I got to vote too! It just happened to fall while I was home and it’s been a few years since I’ve had the pleasure of voting in person. I wasn’t so much concerned about the individuals running for office, since I don’t live here and all, but there were some amendments that hit close to home.
I am not looking forward to going back to work next week. The thought of my email alone just makes me want to tuck tail and run. School starts next week too. The drama and confusion with that is worth it’s own post. I still don’t know if everything to do with scheduling and childcare will work out with our work schedules. The school doesn’t seem to understand that people work. I won’t find out until school starts how this is all going to work out, but I’m praying it does work out. The childcare situation is ridiculous, mostly because I can’t find any. I have never lived somewhere where I have had such a hard time finding childcare. Every time I think I’m good, something happens and they shut down.