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The Never-ending Road Trip

December 30, 2010

It’s been way too long since Yeye said anything here.

In the weeks since that last post, SJ got sick for the first time with a fever, no less. In keeping a 2.5 day new-mother vigil over him worried about his temperature, I neglected my own health and fell prey to his cooties. He got better and I learned to knit and purl while convalescing.

As soon as we were well enough, we embarked on what was to be a 5 day road trip to Chicago and back. It appears that mama nature was working out some cooties of her own in the northeast with a snowpacolypse of a blizzard. In response, we’ve been creeping through the south dropping in on family members waiting for Brooklyn to pick itself up.

Our little road trip has turned into a 6-city winter tour. It’s a good thing that road trips have long been a favorite activity for my husband and me. So, even though we’re ready for our own bed, sacred spaces, and home-cooked foods, road trips are a revival of sorts. We have time to spend together focusing on just the family – making plans, setting goals, laughing hysterically, etc. On this fifth day of Kwanzaa where we reflect on Nia (purpose), I’m grateful for these intimate moments as we prepare for a new year.

This is turning out to be a poignant way to end 2010.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2011 5:13 pm

    I love road trips, too! I haven’t taken one since having Nya, but I hope to do so one day soon.

    • January 16, 2011 11:43 pm

      Yeah, we were nervous about the first one, but a death in the family pushed us to look past it. Now, we’re all about them.

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