Saturday, June 14, 2008

I'm BBBBAAACCCKKKK!!!

I survived, barely, the flight back from St. Louis today. It was a rough one... LOTS of turbulance and pretty freaky if you ask me. Too bad i was flying solo or else I would have certainly paid the $6.00 for a glass of wine! LOL

So, to sum up my trip in as short of a post as I possibly can...

Anyways, so my trip was a good one. I eliminated two areas that I once thought we wanted to live in (Hazelwood and Florissant) and have learned more about others (Creve Creour?, Chesterfield, Maryland Heights, O'Fallon, St. Charles) where we do think we want to live. I had two job interviews both of which I felt went well.

On Thurs. I drove to my original hotel in Hazelwood and did NOT feel safe at all!!! I never got out of the car and instead called to cancel my reservations and drove (did not know where to) but somewhere else! I remembered hearing about Creve Creour? and decided to go there and look for a hotel. yeah, um, it was REALLY nice! I landed one there and got a pretty darn good deal if I might say so myself (thanks to the skills I learned from Dave Ramsey... this simply was to SHUT UP! When you ask something, SHUT UP and don't say anything else until you've heard it all. That's exactly what I did and the room rate dropped $40 a night, I got a card for complementary drinks from 5-10pm along with pop corn and such, a room upgrade to a King Suite, and all at a nice hotel.) After checking in and settling in, I ventred to AppleBee's which was connected to the hotel. I had mac-n-cheese with chicken at the bar (no drinking for me, I had a job interview to go to!) but almost immediately after finishing my lunch I got horrid sick! I thought i was going to have to call 9-1-1 myself in the bathroom stalls!!! It was horrible the pain I felt!!! I think it was a combo of nerves, lunch, and I don't know what else. So, I survived.

I drove around all over. I checked out the Creve Croeur? park which was AMAZING might I add... It has like um, yeah, EVERYTHING you could possibly imagine there!!! A massive lake to do whatever you want except swim in. A golf range, putting course, frisbee golf course, trails, fields, etc, etc, etc... MASSIVE and so comfortable feeling! I must say, I love all the parks that Missouri has that Georgia seems to be slacking in. :-)

I had my interview with the nanny family and after spending like two hours there, I left and went back to the hotel. it's for a 6 month old little girl who's adorable might I add...

On Friday, my interview was over by like 1pm CST and then I headed back to the hotel. I was kind of bummed after that as it was raining so i was not about to go driving around someplace I didn't know in the rain and storms. I then got a phone call from Charles who said he was on his way to his folks' house in Kansas. After googling it, he was only 4 hours away from me... I really was bummed then!!! So close yet still so far away. I just wanted to see my husband and feel his kisses and be wrapped in his arms... I just decided that I NEEDED to see him and so after making phone calls and all I got a credit on my hotel for the night I didn't use, changed my car rental location from St. Louis to Kansas City, Kansas, and left. I didn't know whether I wanted to laugh or cry driving there. I just knew that the most beautiful words I had heard from my husband in a couple of weeks were, "I'll see you soon!" I spent probably the first half of the trip just crying my eyes out (yeah, dangerous while driving) and the second half laughing at myself!

I arrived almost to the minute, four hours later and saw his parents and got my things inside. About 20 minutes later he knocks on the front door! I felt my heart skip a beat knowing he was right there!!! Talk about having the heart grow fonder... :-) I tried so hard to contain myself from just bawling and I was indeed successful! Oh his hugs and kisses I miss so much. (as I sit here typing, I hold back a wave of emotions and tears missing him...) We had such a wonderful and much needed visit yet still so short. When he took me to the airport Sat. morning I cried... I cried leaving his arms getting onto the plane, cried standing in security lines, cried on the plane. (Crying now as I type this) I just miss my husband...

During our visit though I got a phone call from the nanny family offering me the position. :-) It's such a relief to know that when he's done with training (Aug. 21) and goes to St. Louis I'll be the one greeting him!!!

So, here's a pic of my hubby and I after being apart for 2 1/2 weeks...

Us again in KS

1 comment:

squirrelgirl said...

How nice that you were able to see DH! I would have done exactly the same thing...it's ONLY 4 hours! Congrats on the new job, too!