A few odds and ends struck me throughout the trip.
My St. Andrew's chaplet sure gets around. I brought it with me, of course, since we're in the middle of the novena. It was a great comfort and blessing, especially when I couldn't sleep at night being all screwed up from the time change.
I love cell phones and the internet. It is so easy to keep in touch with those back home. We had pictures and text messages zipping back and forth all week.
I work with some really great people and for a good company. I know just how lucky and blessed I am. After the last couple of positions I've had, I know a good thing when I see it.
We live in a beautiful country. Both driving in Washington and flying across country I saw just what beautiful topography there is here.
Flying is a royal pain. Everything costs something. Need to check a bag? That will be $25. Want to change your seat? That's $89. Hungry? Hand over the credit card. And that's once you get past security. Strip off your coat and shoes and belt and everything in your pockets then stand with your hands in the air and get scanned. Yippee!
I'm a home body. The best part of the trip was walking into our house Thursday night and into the arms of my honey.
There's no place like home!