Travel Tuesday

After getting up early and staying up late, I opted to sleep in this morning.  I actually woke up before the alarm.  I packed up most everything last night so all I had to do was throw in the rest and get ready.  Once I was ready I hit the road.  I knew I may not have time to eat later so I grabbed a McGriddle from McDonald’s which has become a breakfast favorite.  My son introduced them to me and I’m kind of in love with them!  Not as much mess with crumbs as a biscuit.

And an hour and a half later I arrived at the airport.  I was pushing it since this time I had to check a bag, which I normally do NOT do!  Since I went shopping I had too many things to ship back because I would have to put them in more than one box so I figured it would be cheaper to buy a bag.  Besides, that way I kept the bag, just had to check it.  She told me at the check-in counter that I was less than 45 minutes prior to the departure time so she could not guaranty it would make it.  Eek, that made me nervous so I only checked the “shopping” bag.  I rushed through security (pre-check for sure) and then made it to the gate with 4 minutes to spare.  Not my ideal time.  I don’t like to push it that close, but I made it.  Boarding with A4 was great because it allows me to pick my seat with more choices.  I like to sit toward the front so it is easier to get out and make connections.

Typically I will sit and watch a movie on the plane, but this time I went to plug in my head phones and they would not go all the way in.  I looked in the whole and found a tiny plastic ball had gotten stuck inside.  Yuck!  Not movie.  I tried to get it out without success so plan B, iPhone music.  Landed and quickly made my way to the next gate.  Boarded that plan and it was fine until someone sprayed perfume on the plane!  REALLY?  Ok, I know I’m sensitive about smells, but there are a few things you just don’t do on a plane, spraying any kind of smelly anything is one of them!

Actually I have a list of 5 travel etiquette items and it goes like this:

  1. Take a shower before getting in a confined space of any kind with strangers and deodorant is preferred!
  2. Cover your mouth when coughing, sneezing or anytime germs may leave your body.
  3.  If you are sick, don’t travel, if you do, don’t help me with my bag!! Nice gesture, but a nicer one is not getting me sick!
  4. At no time is it ok to spray any kind of perfume, aerosol, or anything that “you think” smells “good” in a confined space. Some of us are allergic to your stuff and it makes the rest of us miserable! Do NOT spray it on a plane where we can’t excape!
  5. You do you, and I will do me. Politics and religion are not topics for public discussing between strangers.  I’m not meaning be rude, do be polite and help others but remember we are all getting there at the same time, just chill.

That’s just a few things that you would think would be pretty standard, but sometimes people forget

Once I landed I picked up the rental car which I was fully prepared to make sure I had a car after the last trip.  Then I was loaded up and off to the Airbnb.  Sent a few emails and decided to go the the mall which was about a mile away because they had an Apple Store!  I took my iPad in and asked them if they could help me and they did!  So happy they were able to fix it.  By this point I was getting “hangry” (so hungry you start getting angry) so I found a place called the Red Monkey Tavern.  Had some great pasta with shrimp and broccoli.  Back to the Airbnb I went to get ready for tomorrow’s training.

I have been focusing on calling Will more because sometimes I get so involved in working that I don’t call home, which I should.  After we talked for a little bit, he FaceTime called me so we could see each other which was nice!

Tomorrow is going to be crazy with teaching at two different offices in the same day.  Keller Williams Raleigh in the morning and Keller Williams Carry in the afternoon so I should probably get some sleep!

Birthday Girl

Well, I made it to Savannah to see her on her birthday!  I had to get up early and drive to the Keller Williams office in Savannah to teach two classes.  Both went well and then I packed up and headed out the door to see Caley.  She doesn’t get to each Chick-fil-A much so I offered to bring it to her for dinner.  Drive through went pretty fast while she was riding the bus to her dorm.  I arrived just in time to take Vanessa to work the Savannah Film Festival and then we drove around a bit to find a parking place.  The traffic has been really bad with all of the people coming to downtown for the film festival.  We walked to the theater after a quick stop at Blick, a very big art supply store down the street.  Caley needed to take notes during the movie we were headed to see!

The line was down the block and around the corner!  We were waiting to see Trolls, which comes out in a few weeks.  Caley bought me a ticket and because she had already planed to go see it herself before she knew I was coming.  As we stood in line we chatted and visited a bit.  It was pretty amazing to be there for her birthday!  Once we made it in the auditorium we looked for 2 seats and found some right in the middle and about perfect!  The movie Trolls was fabulous!!  It made me laugh a lot and even shed a tear or two.  Caley caught me, the family knows I can cry at commercials so when a movie is sad, they all look at me to see if it got me.  We will defiantly be buying this movie when it comes out!

After the movie we were so blessed to have the Director, Co-Director and Production Designer and the Animation Professor from SCAD doing a Q&A!  It was so cool to hear why things turned out the way the did or what the inspiration was for different things in the movie.  This school is so inspiring.  When I was a kid, I never imagined cool things like this and yet Caley is right in it and experiencing it every day, wow, just wow.  I know she is having a blast at school and enjoying every bit of what she is doing, but I’m so excited for her.  Dreams are coming true and life is unfolding right in front of her.

After the movie and Q&A we walked next door to Leopold’s Ice Cream fro a birthday treat.  Vanessa was done with her volunteer shift so she came with us and they even added a birthday candle on top so I could sing her happy birthday!  It’s hard to believe that 19 years ago today she came into this world and made me a MOM!  I just could not have her away from home for the first time on her birthday and not have some family!  The only thing that would have been better would have been to have Will and Nick there too.  The ice cream was wonderful!

Caley’s Birthday Ice Cream!

I took them back to the dorm and came in to visit for a bit.  She had a pair of pants that needed a button sewn on.  I told her I would fix it and could not leave without taking care of all the “little things” she needed.  I made some tea in her dorm and sat at watched a episode of Game of Thrones.  It was my last night to be there and I will be leaving in the morning so I wanted to soak up all the time I could.  I left about 10:30 because I had to drive an hour to get to where I was staying.  since it was closer to Jacksonville I would not be coming back in the morning.  Birthday Surprise successful!  I have known about this since I took her to college and didn’t post anything and it turned out great!!  Love and miss that girl.  Next time I see her will be for Thanksgiving!

Savannah Saturday

Caley’s alarm went off and neither of us wanted to get up so we laid in bed and cuddled.  I missed holding her and it was so sweet to have her sleep on my shoulder!  We eventually got up and went to have breakfast at a local breakfast place with Steven, who owns the place we are staying in.  He is a friend of mine and a fellow KW agent.  After our breakfast buffet we toured the area a little in the car as Steven told us all about the area and things in history.  This town was founded in 1736, wow!  Oklahoma did not even become a state until 1907!  

After our short tour, we went back to the cottage and then headed back to Savannah.  Caley needed some socks so we thought the Nike outlet mall would be aa good place to get some.  Sure enough, she found what she needed and I took her back to the dorm.  She had plans to go to the beach with her friends to celebrate her birthday.  I went back to the outlet mall to do a little shopping.  I found some great deals on some dress cloths.  Also went looking for some things for Caley’s costume.  She needed a few things from Walmart so I went there too.  Chick-fil-A for dinner and on the road back to the cottage.  Hung around in the cottage most of the evening and watched TV and tried to watch Jacob’s game.  It played for a little bit and then locked up again.  I was also getting updates from my app and Will on the OU game back at home.  They won which was great!

Quick selfie before dropping her off!

All in all, it was not a very exciting day, but I got to see my girl for a bit and that made it worth it!  Looking forward to shopping with Caley a little bit tomorrow.

Work and Play

Went to Waffle House for breakfast to start the day and then had to do a little work so I went by the Keller Williams Savannah office.  I visited with the leadership for a bit and then sat in a conference room to host a webinar for one of the offices in FL.  The training was supposed to be on Friday, but due to the hurricane and the a family issue, they had to reschedule it.  It went well and they asked for some more advanced things so showed them some cool things!  After the webinar I worked on a few more things and then headed off to pick up the girls.  

Caley and Vanessa were ready and we ran to Walmart for a little trip before Vanessa had to be at a meeting.  They were so funny in the video/toy area.  They had Pop’s and the girls picked out some they wanted.  They also needed paper to use their printer.  Quick ride back to downtown Savannah and Vanessa headed to her meeting.  Caley and I parked and walked around downtown.  I wanted to go to the Savannah Bee Co store, it’s like a tradition now.  You can certainly get your walking in around here.  After Vanessa’s meeting we headed back to the car and went to find food.  That didn’t go so well, but we had a few funny moments looking.

I use Waze to get directions when I travel and they had an add pop up that said I could use Madea’s voice to give directions. We switched it and it was hilarious the way she gave directions and told us when we were there!  Caley added it to her story and sent it to friends.  We ended up going back to the dorm and eating at the deli in their dorm.  Here comes the funny part.  I get up to the check-out and the lady asked me if I was going to use a “meal ticket”.   Um no, it was a complement to think I look like a student.  I’m certainly short enough.  We at in the dorm and then Caley agreed to go with me to stay at my friends cottage by the water.  

We drove about an hour to the cottage and were presently surprised at how nice it was.  Jacob was playing a soccer game for his regionals so we hooked up the laptop to my cell phone and found the video streaming live.  It worked good for one of them, but the second game, not so well.  They won both games and he did good.  We can tell which one is Jacob because of his long flowy hair.  Caley tells me that is nick name is “Locks”, but he has “locks” of hair.  So funny!  He has 1 game tomorrow and some more on Sunday.  After that we laid town for sleep.  Caley set her alarm so we would get up and have breakfast.

Savannah Film Featival Weekend!

Successful Surprise!

Slept in a little and went to a place featured on “Dinners, Drive-Ins and Dives” called the Metro Dinner.  I sat outside and enjoyed a fruit waffle and a few eggs.  While sitting there I was texting Caley about her Halloween costume and what she still needed.  What she didn’t know was I had plans to go to Michael’s and look for what she needed.  She was thinking I would ship it to her.  I was scheduled to teach in Savannah her birthday, which is Monday!  Of course I wanted to come early and spend some time with her.  Since Hurricane Mathew came through and caused some of my trainings to be postponed, I had a few extra days.

With a full tummy I was off to Savannah and 2 hours later I stopped at the Michael’s in Savannah.  I texted her roommate, Vanessa, who told me that she was in class for a few more hours.  Since I could not see her yet anyway, no problem, shopping.  She got out of class about the same time that Will got off work.  He called me and I was almost to her dorm.  He called her with me on the phone (muted so she didn’t know) and he found out that she stopped at a place to get a smoothie across from the main SCAD building.  I drove that direction and parked the car.  While he was still talking to her, I texted him that I made it to where she was and he proceeds to tell her: “I’m sorry that you are away for your birthday, but I got you something.  Look around”  About that time I walked in and she saw me!  It was awesome.  She dropped the phone to give me a hug and started to tear up.  That was it, the moment we had waited for.  Even though Will didn’t get to come with me this trip, he was part of the surprise!  They talked for a little bit longer and we visited.  Then Will got off the phone and we chatted and went back to her dorm.

Finding Caley with Will on the phone!

Caley was on her bike so she road back and I drove.  She actually got there faster than I did because of the traffic.  I parked and walked up the 4 flights of stairs to her room.  Caley has been having problems with her Apple TV and her new printer we just sent her.  Of course, mom was going to look at them for her.  Well, I’m proud to say I fixed both of them!!  The printer she left some of the packing inside and it would not run with that in there.  The Apple TV I just messed with some of the settings and it started working on the WiFi.  What can I say, technology likes me.  I was happy to get them working for her!  She took her shower and got ready while we waited on Vanessa to get back from class.

I took the girls to a late dinner.  They wanted Mexican and even though it is not my favorite food, it was what they wanted.  We found a restaurant near a mall that they had not been to.  It was good and the girls really liked it.  After we left we remembered they needed paper for the printer and a few other things so Caley found a Walmart and we ended up in the neighboring town and they have and OUTLET MALL!!  We didn’t know there was one close, but we do now!  I dropped them off at the dorm after our Walmart shopping and I headed off to my Airbnb.  They have something to go to in the morning and I have a webinar to do for an office so we will get together in the afternoon.

I’m so glad I was able to surprise her!!  Will, Nick, Jacob and both Vanessa’s knew I was going and she had no idea!!  I’m looking forward to whatever time I get to spend with her here in Savannah.

Preparation is the key

No matter what line of work or what area of life, preparation is the key to succeeding at a high level.  The morning started off pretty normal with a small exception that I was told that a “guest” from Dotloop was coming to watch part of my class.  She was not the first and won’t be the last because I have another person coming next week, which I’m excited about.  I was set up and ready to go with one little problem…the TV would not display my computer screen.  This was bad, normally I have a back-up plan of another type of connector, but this TV only had a HDMI input.  I tried trading out the cables and plugged my iPad into the TV and quickly noticed that it worked, but my computer would not.  Either my computer or the connector was not working.  Since I just used this connector the  day before I thought it was fine, but I soon figured out it was not.  I had no choice but to keep the class moving.  Luckily I only had 2 students and the guest.  I was so embarrassed that it would not work.  We huddled around my laptop and I made it work.  The students learned to use the system and it went OK, but I had 34 registered for the day so I had to make a change if more people showed up for the afternoon.

I finished up that class, looked up the closest Best Buy and was very thankful it was close.  Skipped eating and managed to get 2 options just in case.  I bought another HDMI adapter and a HDMI to VGA in case that didn’t work.  Made it back in time to get set up with the new cable and sure enough the new adapter worked.  Glad it was not my computer, but what I time for the connector to go out.  The afternoon class had lots more people which was good, and could have been a disaster of the adapter did not work.  All went good and the class went well.  I had a broker ask me about training their office and we weren’t about to work it out for this trip, but it built a relationship for the next time I come this way.

Since I didn’t eat lunch, I had to go through a drive through for a quick bite and then I was off to my Airbnb.  The couple I stayed with was very nice and their place was great!  It had a pool and hot tub which felt fabulous to take a swim.  After a relaxing night and then picking up some dinner I stayed up way to late and slept in a little since I didn’t have to be anywhere early.  I chatted with Caley a few times through the day and asked her about her day and what she had going on for the weekend.

I have a surprise for her tomorrow and I can’t wait, but I have been holding this one for over a month!!  I’m prepared to surprised her and it took some work to make this happen.

Cable Preparation

Twisted Tuesday

Some days are just not that fun to travel and last night and today tested my patience.  Late last night I landed at the Jacksonville airport where I went to the Dollar Rental car counter to pick up my PRE-PAID car.  I was told along with another person in line “We don’t have any cars and it does not matter if you have a reservation or not, we don’t have any”. So here I was at 11pm and still 1 1/2 hours from where I was staying that night with no car.  I called customer service, they could not help me and gave me another number to “refund” my money, really?  I rented from their website!  I ended up getting a car for $89 for a single night through Avis.  That is more than half of the entire week’s rental price I already paid!  When I asked about a week, the cost was between $400 and $500, wow!!  I had not choice, I had to have a car and they were quickly running out of them.  

Made it to my Airbnb about 1:15am, yuck!  Got ready and went to bed for a little sleep.  Made it to the training the next morning which was only 6 minutes from where I was staying, now that is close!  Taught some agents and had a less than captive audience.  They all had a meeting right after my class to be at for their new MLS system they were getting and they wanted to be out of there, so that made for and interesting session.  

After class I was in no rush to get back to the airport to return the car and fight the other company, so I went to eat at a nice little sushi place in Gainesville.  While sitting there I tried to call the Dollar customer service again and all I was told to “go talk to the manager”, so I resigned myself to walking into talk to them and was ready for a fight.  Maybe fight is a little strong.  I was assertive and yet firm but not mean.  I will explain how I’m sure of this later.  I guess it was just one of those days because after eating my food I go to open my fortune cookie and get no fortune. 😔

Wonderful lunch, but missing fortune!

After a 1 1/2 hour drive, parking in short term parking and walking in, I proceeded to talk to the guy at the counter and was not very happy about it.  I explained my situation and we went round and round a few times and it went something like this.  “So what you are telling me is that you can put me on a ‘waiting list’ and you don’t know when a car will be available, you can’t even say I will get one and you can’t refund my money because then you can’t put me on the waiting list?”  His answer was “yes”, really??!!  Oh and he couldn’t refund my money anyway because I had to call someone else.  I kept my cool and basically was not leaving until they fixed it or did something for me.  He suggested that I take the car I have with Avis to another city and return it and get a Dollar car in that same city at the reserved price of my pre-paid booking.  Then I could bring the car back to the airport when I leave.  That sounds great in theory, but when you return a car to another location they charge you a “fee”.  So I would get charged an additional fee from Avis and another one from Dollar!  I also added that technically I would be doing them a favor by bringing them a car from another location and helping them out.  I figured out we weren’t going to get anywhere without some assistance so he called his manager and spoke with him in a low voice so I could not hear everything they were saying.  He got off the phone and said “how about I just give you a car for the rental agreement you booked?”  REALLY!!!  Now why couldn’t they have done that in the first place?  I said yes and took the reservation but had to ask.  

Ok, so how does a car just magically appear when you call your manager to ask about waving a fee?  After he tells me that this was the most pleasant experience he has had in dealing with this situation, he proceeded to tell me “you didn’t here this from me, but….”  Hurtz owns Thrifty and Dollar rental car companies.  When the cars are brought back from a rental they go to Hurtz car lot.  Hurtz decides of Thrifty or Dollar get any cars and if they don’t want to give them any, then they don’t.  Wow, so this company that owns 2 other companies controls the system.  You see Hurtz charges more money for the same cars, so if you rent from Thrifty or Dollar you get the same cars at a smaller price, but even if you pre-pay for your car rental, you are not guaranteed a car!  I’m sorry, but this system is broken and someone needs to fix it!  It’s pretty bad when the Avis attendant tells me that when you travel you should make a reservation for a car on the same nights with 2 companies so that you are sure you will have a rental because one may not work out, wow just wow!

After that fiasco I headed to my next Airbnb, which is fabulous.  So much so that I am staying a second night!  The people are nice, the place is spotless and the amenities are wonderful!  Went for a walk down a shopping are that is close by and then sat in the hot tub for a little bit!  I so want to bring Caley down here to shop.  It’s not that far from Savannah and they have an Apple Store, and pretty much ever stor in our mall at home plus they even have a Tesla dealership.  She has had some issues with her phone lately so it might be an option.  I’ve been chatting and texting with Caley and Jacob lately.  I know I just saw her a few days ago, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to see her again soon!  Tomorrow is going to come early and 2 sessions will be fun.  I’m only 7 minutes away, I’m getting pretty good at close bookings!  I like being on a roll.  It will all be better tomorrow!

Monday Mania

Ever have one of those days where you would like to sleep in, but can’t because you mind is racing about all the things you need to get done? That was this morning. I knew I had to get my day started, after all I had a 3:55pm flight and had not even packed yet. Started with my list of things I needed to do that I made the night before. Packed the suit case, laundry and house chores and of course, right about the time I need to leave Caley calls. She was working on getting the Apple TV set up, which I was glad she finally got. There was a network issue and I tried helping as much as I could while getting my things done. I finally told her to call Apple support to see if they could help her. She later texted me and said that she got if figured out and it had something to do with her college network.  

Ok, list of things to get done: stop by my office, post office, bank, shopping, cox and somewhere get food! I worked through breakfast, which is not normal for me! Love my breakfast and it just helps get me going for the day. Office took a few minutes because when I stop in and they have not seen me in a while, they want to visit. Post office was a breeze! I have a good thing going with the lady that works the front so I have the packages ready! Picked up a few more boxes and was off to the bank. Made the deposit for Caley. Oh, yesterday, Grandma Betty gave Caley the sweetest card. She didn’t get her a birthday card so she wrote on a blank card for her. Caley asked me to open it and send her a picture of it. I teared up ad what she had to say, it was so sweet. Again, my favorite Grandma!

Special Birthday Card

I have someone coming from CA to see me train in New Bern, NC which I’m excited about because I know this person. She works for the development team at Dotloop and we have webinars on a regular basis so I “see” her on the webinar, but I have never met her in person. She wants to see how I train and some of the questions and comments that happen in a real live Dotloop class. The last time someone came to one of my trainings it was her boss in CA. Not sure what it is, but when someone makes an extra effort to do something for me I feel like I need to give them something or do something for them, so I wanted to bring her something. I went to the Rustic Cuff store and they were having a sale on gift cards 1/2 price, oh yes! I bought the gift card and then turned right around and bought the gift for her so that made it less, win for sure! I also made her some earrings late last night or early this morning, whichever you want to call it. When I got home they didn’t quite match, so I fixed up some more. I hope she likes them. I don’t think is she is much of a “bling” person, so I got a more conservative bracelet for her.

Food, needed food at this point because it was now lunchtime! Chick-fil-A drive through is always busy, but they do get you through it pretty fast, must faster than Arby’s next door! Dropped off the Cox cable box I didn’t need anymore and my driving errands were done! Next I had to get my nails done and I would be ready to go. That took about 30 minutes or so. I have the stuff to do it at home and I’ve done it so much, it went by fast. I was cleaning up when my dad made it to the house to pick me up and take me to the airport. Since Nick was still at school and Will was at work, I asked David to take me. He was happy to because we had not gotten to spend any time together in a while.  

Made it to the airport early and picked up a Starbucks sweet tea and I was ready. So love flying Southwest! I had A2 on both flights today, which means I was the second person to board after the “pre-board” passengers. Didn’t realized I was going to 2 cities before my next flight. We went from Tulsa to Dallas, then to Houston where I change plans to Jacksonville. Once in Jacksonville I have to drive another hour and a half to Gainesville, FL. I expect to make it about 12:30am or 1am then up the next morning for training! I’m making good use of my fight time!

Another Goodbye

Love her kisses!

The morning came early and way to fast!  I had to have her at the airport around 5:30am and she wanted to take a shower, so I was on mom alarm clock duty!  Some how I didn’t mind it too much this time.  Of course Dinozo, the cat, has slept with her every night she has been home.  She is defiantly her “person”.  I think he likes girls more than boys because when she is not there, he sleeps at my feet.  After I dropped her off at the airport I really wanted sleep, so I crawled back in bed and slept for a few more hours.

Woke up to Will’s texts about leaving his work badge, ring and glasses at home.  After a bowl of cereal in the gazebo I headed to his work with his stuff.  Once I got there, I visited for just a bit and then I played a few games.  I should have gone with my first instinct to leave when I was up, but I let Will suggest another machine which didn’t like me as much and took my money.  Oh well, I don’t play with much and only go in with what I’m willing to loose, no more!

I went by to visit mom and see how she was doing.  Her leg is looking much better and she is walking around pretty good, no help and starting to get back to normal.  She still can’t drive, but won’t be long.  The picture Caley painted yesterday she wanted to give to Grandma Betty, so I stopped by and took it to her.  She absolutely loved it and we visited for a while.  I don’t want to miss any time with her.  I have 2 grandma’s left and she is definitely the “nicer” one and happens to be my favorite too.  Another stop at Will’s parents house to drop off a suite case for my niece to borrow for a trip she has coming up and then Sonic and home.  

Sonic turned into a bit of a pain because when I got the food I was putting one of the drinks in the back and the styrofoam cut broke and went all in the back floor board.  Let me tell you, Cherry Limeade is not what you want on your car!  I quickly tried to clean it up and get the “red” spots off the lighter part of the carpet.  I think I got most of it, but still need to clean it good later.  They wer nice to bring me more napkins and another drink.

Relaxing night with Will just watching a bit of TV ar home.  It almost felt like 2 days since I went back to bed in the morning.  I went to bed a lot later than I should have and made my list of things I needed to get done tomorrow before I leave.  It’s crazy how when you are gone, things pile up that you need to get done during the work day in town.  At least making the list made it easier to sleep and not feel like I would forget something.

Day with Mom

So I didn’t mean to exclude the rest of the family, but the boys had her most of the week and we made some “girl plans”.  First on the agenda was sleeping in for a bit.  Then we watched most of the OU game with Will.  Caley had not gotten to see an OU game all season, so that was fun.  We sported our OU shirts to show our team spirit!  They won, which we were happy about.  Before it was over, we had to go to our Pinot’s Palette appointment.  We painted a harvest pumpkin with a few birds on a stem and leaves.  We had fun and were the last ones working on their paintings because we wanted it to be just so.  I mean come on, Caley is an artist so she wants it to look a certain way and I’m a bit of a perfectionist on some things.  It’s interesting how we painted the same thing, but they both look different.  

Painting Fun!

After our artistic adventure we were off to the mall.  We had on done much shopping in a while and we had a mission to return a few things, have a store take off a security tag they missed and find some things for Caley’s costume.  At SCAD Halloween is a BIG deal.  They all make their own costumes and dress up and even have a masquerade ball.  Sounds so cool, she is so excited about it.  We found a few pieces, but she still needs a few others.  She will be dressing up as Cruella DeVille.  I’m going to have to pull out the picture of her when she was little and dressed up as Cruella then.  Not sure how she will feel about that, but hey, that’s what mom’s do….embarrass their kids!
We picked up Chinese take-out at a place in Tulsa we go to.  It’s nice when they know you when you come in!  After that it was dinner and a movie at home! Just relaxing at home laying on the couch was pretty nice!  I missed that, so I sat with her because after all, I have to take her to the airport tomorrow morning EARLY!!