- The Perspective I Had Last Night- So… the trip home was much longer than it was supposed to be. And Caroline travelled like a champ. She and we were EXHAUSTED when we waited for our bag and her car seat to come around the carousel. Her carseat appeared. HALLELUJAH! But then the bags started repeating… and we did not see our one checked suitcase. Eventually the carousel stopped and no bag. How on earth the car seat made it and the bag didn’t, when they both were checked at the same time, I have NO idea, but… I was chill enough, even in my exhaustion last night, to realize that the most important piece of baggage came through. Sure that suitcase had our only bottle of gripe water in it, but… we had a way to get our girl home safely. And we had the truly essentials in carry ons. And we were going home where lies most everything we need. And thus I remained calm. And I love that.
- The Smell of our House in Summer- It was late July when we came into possession of this home and moved in. The crepe myrtle in front of the house was in bloom and the house had a certain smell to it then. A smell that I had forgotten until it came back a few weeks ago. The crepe myrtle are in bloom again. I don’t think the smell comes from this plant I will just always associate July in this house with those fuschia/red blossoms and this smell, which I can’t quite describe. It smells to me like hope and possibility because of when I first smelled it… I loved smelling it last night when we returned.