27 May 2012
Sunday Skyping with Rosie
I made a very rare spur-of-the-moment decision this past week. And as Gus pointed out, not only is this rare but rarer still because it involves flying - not something I do without lots of preparation. But on Wednesday I had a thought that I would like to spend Rosie's 1st birthday with her. I woke up Thursday and checked for flights to Portland. I made sure that Dan will be here to watch the dogs, and I sent a quick email to Gus to make sure that they had no other plans for that week. By 10 o'clock that morning I had received confirmation for my flights there and back. I am still amazed that I did this in a monumentally short time frame. But now I am so excited that I will soon get to see Rosie in person. Last time I was there she was only 3 weeks old, and now she's almost walking. Skype is a wonderful thing, perhaps one of my very favorite technology-type things. But there are no virtual hugs, and I can't wait to see that beautiful smile for real.