(Note: events happened Dec. 16-21; I didn’t finish writing before I left for Texas, so here we are, one month later. Much of the delay can be blamed on Mr. John Grisham.)
There is a fine line between looking forward too much to the future, thereby not enjoying the present, and alternatively living too much in the present and not looking forward with an eye to the future. Both can be dangerous. This was a week where I was decidedly in the future. Saturday I would fly home and be with my family again.
Of course, there is also the past and this is the perfect time to resurrect this classic.
Ah, yes. That era when my favorite word was paleontology and as long as I had dinosaurs in my front “pockets,” I was invincible. ‘Twas a simpler time. Of course, you could say not much has changed. I am still fascinated by dirt and the wonder of life that it conceals and helps produce. Looking back at my scrapbook, I laughed seeing the same vest in so many of my pictures. It was my favorite outfit.
We had our work Christmas party at Topgolf where the food was greasy yet good, and we did a white elephant in between shots. I brought a CanopyTax hat and a tie. Mason picked my present, and I walked away with 60 double A batteries. My original choice had been a crystal serving bowl, but when that was stolen, I went with the batteries. Although I currently don’t have a single thing that uses batteries, I figured they were my best option.
I received my LSAT score from the first test. It was exactly what I thought I’d get, judging from my performance, so no surprise but some disappointment. I’m glad I signed up to take it again and won’t have to wait long until the test in January.
The trip home was relatively uneventful. I flew out of Salt Lake City at 5:30 and met Tanmarie in the Phoenix airport for the second leg of the journey. Nora is always a hoot. She pushed her little stroller all around the airport, before reluctantly boarding when the time came. We made it into Dallas close to midnight and after Dad brought us home, there were some quick hugs and hellos before we all hit our beds exhausted.