Ok. So. I’m in Seattle for the ‘Annual Kimy – Diane Girlfriend Trip’ which usually corresponds on the first weekend of December every year. We did Austin TX last year. We’ve been to Maine, Key West, DC (we did DC for years – then realized ‘gosh – there’s a whole other world out there – lol – easy to get caught up in DC at Christmas; or really anytime of the year actually. He he he).
A travel partner is a finicky beast. Di and I travel REALLY well together (I have several friends who I can coexist with on trips – you know who you are! Beach! ). W and I travel really well together (that’s my fiancé by the way ::::dreamy sigh:::: )
This morning I got up really super early Seattle time. 4am here which in ATL is about the time 3 hours later I would usually stir and awaken. Di was still asleep. I slowly reached over for my phone which I was able to entertain myself for a bit before the urge to slip my laptop out from under my pillow where I had tucked it the night before. I glance over to make sure she was still asleep. Good so far. I slowly eased myself under the covers and bingo – laptop up and masked by sheets and a thick comforter. If she were to awaken I’m sure she would have just closed her eyes and gone back to sleep. The dull glow from my sheets I imagined was like a very large fire fly.
I found myself smiling as I thought about my childhood. I was a ‘under the sheets’ flashlight book reader. I went through a ton of batteries because I would fall asleep and the flashlight would be dead the next morning. My mother would try to tip-toe down the hall to make sure I was asleep – however I have EXCELLENT hearing and would turn off that light in a snap and feign slumber. Academy award please. I earned it! I never worried if my kids were reading under the covers. I would bring them a glass of water and sometimes slip under there with them. Reading under the sheets is well… just plain fun.
Now here I sit at Starbucks off Pike Street Market in Seattle. At laptop – writing, working a bit – watching the Seattle streets fill with people. Life is good. And magical.