Friday, July 21, 2006

Today's my last day in Ohio

I'm flying back home to Los Angeles tonight. I miss my family and I'm ready to go home. One week was a long time to be separated.

A nice hotel suite, dinners and gifts are no substitute for the hugs from my husband, and being able to talk at night about what's going on in our crazy world. I also miss my daughter's smile and laughter and chubby cheeks that I love to kiss.

I've learned a lot from the conference I attended, and I even got used to the 3 hour time difference (EST vs. PST). But every night I've been here, I've fallen asleep to CNN's news coverage of the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon. It's alarming and I'm surprised I didn't have nightmares. Instead I've been dreaming about my daughter, as she's always on my mind.

I wonder what the little one's reaction will be when I walk into her bedroom Saturday morning and say, "Good morning Astrid." Like I said, one week is too long to be away from home and my family.

4 comments:

Matthew said...

I will be going to a two-day conference in a couple of weeks and a week-long one in another month and I am so conflicted.

On one hand, I'm excited to be able to participate in these conferences but on the other, I will miss my twins terribly.

I'm glad you're headed home!

Mama said...

I don't know how you do it Rose except for the fact that you have such a great support system in your husband and from the sounds of it a loving and caring nanny for Astrid. All will be right in your world again once you are home with your sweet family.
{hugs}

Shane said...

Rose,
I like the new blog. I've bookmarked it as well. Can't wait to hear how excited Astrid was when she woke up to see her mama this morning! Welcome home.

Amy said...

Glad you're back home with your sweet Astrid now. The longest I've ever been gone from mine was 4 days when Chris and I went to Vegas. I was ready to go home after two.