Tales from Busy Land

Life in the Fast LaneThis has been a hectic week. A happy one, but a busy one. I’m scheduling and formatting guest posts (wheeee, y’all are in for five big treats while I’m in Greece) and calling the phone company and rescheduling dentist appointments, only to find that I had written the appointment on the wrong month in my calendar in the first place. Silly Cameron. I’m doing last-minute shopping and planning and getting a few things out in the mail before we go. I’m looking up day rates at JFK hotels (looooong layover) and putting books on my Kindle and Greek lessons on my iPod. I’m finishing up some freelance work before we go (eee!) and scrambling to finish the library books that have to be returned and scheming to make our meals this week use up all the food we have left, while magically leaving none behind. Every day feels like a marathon, but I am not complaining in the slightest, or suggesting in any way that I am the busiest person ever. It’s just been a long time since we took a trip this long or this far away. I can’t imagine doing all of this with kids too: PROPS, all you awesome parents out there! Anyway, I have several notecards scrawled full of stuff to do, and tonight Eric was looking them over to see if there was anything he could cross off. “Hand washing?!” he read, laughing, “Are you using this list to schedule your personal hygiene?!” And we both just about died laughing. Of course, I meant the laundry that has to be washed by hand before we go, but I appreciated that alternate interpretation so much. I love so many things about Eric, but one of them is that he always keeps me laughing. I was thinking today about romance, and I was smiling as I thought about how even though we do all kinds of traditionally romantic things together (and, after two years of marriage, I have not stopped tackling him with hugs, Calvin-and-Hobbes-style, the minute he walks in the door from work), some of my favorite times with Eric are when we’re solving problems and making decisions, buying plane tickets or discussing work strategies. I love that we’re a team. I love that we have such a strong partnership. And, basically, it’s just fun getting to be with your best friend all the time, no matter what you’re doing. Wherever you find yourself this week, I hope that somebody is making you laugh at your to-do list too.

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