Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Couple of Updates

We got our tax return from the state of Oregon this past week.  There was no creative note to accompany it; no invitation for our children to come visit their office; just a quiet automatic deposit to our account.  But, we're happy to have the money where it belongs and promise to take good care of it.  We're all geared up for next year, when, there is little doubt in my mind, they will ask for proof again.

T's neck is getting better.  It is very clear what happened when you see him.  There is little else that could leave a mark like that.  I honestly can't think of what would.  He hates it when I touch it to medicate it, but I'm fearful that he will have some kind of mark there for the rest of his life.

Z and I got away last night.  It was pretty danged heavenly.  He didn't have a clue what was going on.  I got up packed and the bag in the car before he got home. 

I guess I'm a better liar than I thought.  That's not good.  I told him a friend from out of town was in town and staying at that hotel and wanted to see us.  He went along to make me happy.  I went into the lobby first to "see if she will come down to meet us," and started the check-in process.  They wanted a credit card.  I never carry one, but I was pretty sure Z did, so darn it, I had to tell him what was up. 

He was still surprised, and we had a great time.  I'm surprised at how apparent it was that we needed the time away together.  We were just so happy to be there.

This get-away was very last minute.  I actually went on and bid on a hotel room only a couple nights ago.  It was only because they accepted my dirt cheap offer that we ended up going at all.  Well, that and the fact that our kids were willing to take care of each other.


vaxhacker said...

So glad you had a wonderful time. You need to get away together once in a while!

Alyson said...

Yay for surprise getaways!

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