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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

North for the Winter

I'm apologising now for the fact that will soon be made known to you:

This is going to be a short post.

It is so draining to say goodbye to people I love. In the words of my mom...I can't hardly stand it.

I never knew I could love a human child like I love that boy. Truth be told, his was the hardest goodbye. My parents' was sad, too, as was my sister and brother-in-law and grandma.

After that, I gave up. We just skipped town without saying goodbye to anyone else. So if you are in Mesa and saw me there just a few days ago, now you know: I'm gone.

We've just spent 15 hours on the road and have stopped over in a quaint new hotel that has eight fluffy pillows on its king sized bed. In other words, I've died. And gone to Heaven (despite what my heckler might have wished upon me).

And to anyone who lives, has lived, or ever will live in Utah: I just want you to know that I am impressed at how well you all are keeping the billboard business alive and thriving--this stretch of I-15 has been fascinating. I put away my Real Simple magazine and read the side of the road. Truly.

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Blogger Mikelle said...

Oh, shoot! I was hoping I would get to see you down there (I'll be there Friday, with my kids in tow). It's always hard to say good-bye, especially to little ones who change so much before you can see them again!

Why don't we all live in Mesa? It would be so much easier.

January 30, 2008 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Loralee Choate said...

I loathe being in a car that long. It's no wonder that you are in heaven in that bed.

January 30, 2008 at 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Preston misses you too. (As we all do!) It's only for a month, though, and then you'll be back.

January 30, 2008 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Lindsey Burnham said...

'Tis true, we do all miss you!

January 31, 2008 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger lindser-lou said...

i think it is a mark of true accomplishment if you have a heckler.

i didnt get to see you this trip, but if i did, i would have said "toodles" to you...but i will save that goodbye for march, after i see you on your next visit!

February 5, 2008 at 11:39 AM  

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