Get Away

While Bill is at home dealing with the usual Manor drama (leaking hot water heater, basement flooded from the recent torrential downpours, a kid who gives herself black eyes by smacking her face on the table after being reminded copious times to sit on her bottom so she doesn't fall), I have taken myself away. 

Last week I was in San Diego, where I was originally scheduled to be working with a client. Unfortunately, the training was cancelled but my very complicated flight plans meant I had to go spend the week there anyway. Normally I would have jumped at a chance to have a free week in Southern California, but it was just bad timing this time around.  

All if which leads me to today, my 36th birthday. And I'm spending it here. 

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I'm in Thailand for the week, ostensibly for work although I suspect I'll be hitting that pool every evening. I'm sort of obligated, since the weather report isn't exactly screaming "business attire."

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I am eating dinner alone tonight at the hotel, enjoying authentic (spicy) pad Thai and a slightly questionable Pinot Grigio. I've promised myself to make it to 8pm before I crash. All this birthday girl wants is to crawl between the sheets early.