October 18, 2013

The Weeklies #269: The Awesomeness Edition

Congress finally came to its senses and, in the wee hours of the morning, the President signed a piece of paper that allowed me to go back to work. So yesterday I did. I made a triumphant return to a job I'd held for precisely six days before getting furloughed for 16 days. Those six days took on a dream-like quality after a while. And while I read lots of books, saw lots of movies, drank lots of beer and developed a rather annoying facial skin thing that I just saw a doctor about this morning (TMI?), the awesomest thing about those 16 days was my wife and kids.

See, each of those 16 days I woke up with my wife (though, a lot of the time I slept in), got the kids out of bed, helped get them dressed and fed and put them on the bus. And then, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Beth and I had all the time in the world. We went to movies in the middle of the day, watched TV in the afternoon, took walks, volunteered at the kids' school, volunteered at a food bank, mowed the lawn, went out to lunch and cleaned out our basement. At 4:00 I got the kids off the bus and we did homework, played Wii, rocked out in the basement and generally hung out.

It was awesome.

I'm glad to be back at work but I missed putting my kids on the bus yesterday morning. I missed going to a movie with my wife. I missed hearing all about the kids' school day in stream-of-consiousness like narrative as soon as they hopped off the bus. I know that I'll look back at these 16 days and cherish them.

That doesn't excuse what a bunch of egotistical congress-people did. It's abhorrent and wrong. But, you know...silver linings.

Posted by Chris at October 18, 2013 9:59 AM | TrackBack

Awesome indeed.

Posted by: dbs at October 20, 2013 12:58 AM
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