I hope you all have had a good weekend. I am sure it has been quite wintry everywhere.
Here in my neck of the woods, the weekend meant some separation anxiety for the three of us.
You all know what I am talking about, the days leading up to a loved ones journey are the worst. I hate those last days before someone has to leave.
All the thoughts, the feeling that something is about to end, the uncertainty regarding when we’ll see each other again, the suit cases, the packing …
I hate being the person leaving, I have been THAT person sooooo many times in my life. Leaving Peter behind when I travel to Scandinavia for my annual two months long visit during (a normal) summer.
The separation from my parents, siblings and friends when it is time to return here again. ALL that.
I know exactly how it is. And now, I have to go thru the same thing with Karolina. IT IS SAD!
I hate good-byes SO much. And, I dislike the days leading up to it. It is almost easier to bear as soon as the person has left. The real pain is almost always worse before the person has actually left.
Transitions, they are NOT fun.
We got another burst of winter on Sunday morning. Heavy, wet snow. It was kind of pretty, but also very slushy. Peter and I took a SLUSHY walk on the golf course after we had dropped off Karolina at Dulles Airport.
Anyway, we drove Karolina to the airport in the middle of a snow storm.
It was snowing so hard, it wasn’t really a big problem on the roads as they had been treated with all kinds of chemicals beforehand. And, it did not create a huge problem for the plane taking off either. EVEN though Karolina’s departure was delayed for an hour.
She sat on the runway, with 17 planes ahead of her, waiting for her flight to finally take off.
Lucky for Karolina though, there were very few passengers onboard her flight. She had a whole row to herself and nobody sat in front of her or behind her.
BUT yes, she had to wear her mask during the entire trip. She wore a face shield as well. I have to ask her if she removed said shield during the flight or if she kept it on for the duration?
Dulles Toll Road fairy empty this Sunday morning ...
Now she’s back in sunny California again.
She has to quarantine for a week before she can return to work at the restaurant. Mike is back as well, and the young couple is reunited.
May they stay healthy.
Karolina, and her old folks, are at opposite coasts yet again ...
OH yeah, Peter got a haircut Saturday morning. HIS first haircut in EXACTLY a year! NOW the COVID hair is GONE!! I miss it a bit. Peter does not miss it one bit :-)
Have a good February Tuesday!