We’re going to Miami (Bienvenido a Miami)
by Ashley Weeks Cart
This morning, we fly south. So long, cold, grey days! See ya in a week! I’m looking forward to a much needed boost of Vitamin D.
We’ll be staying with James’ parents in the Keys for a few days, and then I’ll be headed to Miami for work meetings and events. I’m thrilled that we can turn my work travel into a family vacation, but don’t think for a second that I haven’t been panicking about the commercial flight, with both children. Namely a certain second born.
I may have stocked my carry on with Cheddar Bunnies, Pirate’s Booty, Apples… M&Ms, Fritos, Lollipops. HEY! I will stoop as low as I have to to keep that child’s screams to a minimal holler. I have no shame in stuffing her full of junk food to keep her content during the trip. Lollipops and apples were recommended because they take a considerable amount of time to eat, so hey, we’ve bought ourselves a whooping 15 minutes of silence.
In other news, our DNA test for Hanna came back and the results? She’s part Lab, part Greyhound.
HA! Ha ha ha ha. Have you seen Hanna?!
She is many things, but a Greyhound, she is not. My father suggested we pen a children’s book about “Hanna, The Greyhound” to address body image issues among the younger crowd. I like the sound of that.
Conclusion: Those tests are about as accurate as having Courtland identify her head from her butt. (Note: She’ll smack her forehead while slapping her bum, simultaneously).
Also, last night, while James was locking the hens in the coop for the night, he was greeted by a possum sneaking around the barn looking for a tasty egg or chicken thigh. Naturally, he killed said possum with a shotgun to prevent the demise of our flock.
Now if that ain’t the most country thang I’ve ever said, I don’t know what is. As Kaki’s FGM commented upon hearing the story, she won’t worry about us until James skins the possum and wears him around as a hat to work. We haven’t drunk the country Kool-Aid to that extreme… yet.
I’m glad to know that our feathered friends will be safe while we’re away. Posting will be light for the next week so I may fully enjoy the sun and the break from my desk with the family. Our new camera just arrived, so we’ll get to really break her in while away. Many photos and stories to share upon our return. xo Ash