Okay, I need a little help from anyone around the Atlanta area, or anyone with creative parking ideas. My family is being super, and flying me home for the holidays. Now I have to figure out what to do with my car! The parking lots around the airport aren't bad, but it still won't be much less than $100. Compared to towing and storage costs if I misjudge a street, that's not bad, but if anyone has any suggestions/ideas/spare driveways, I could use the input.
Either way, I'm gonna be home for Christmas!! I still haven't had a year pass without me in my pj's on christmas morning, digging into the stocking. I am the youngest by 6 years, so I was the last to find out the sad truth about Santa. (I think; Rachael, you are in on the secret, right?) I was about 13 when my mom turned a sad face to me, and said, "Well, I guess that means no more stockings". I magnanimously informed her that if she really wanted to, she could continue that tradition. Ahh, the loot. I am such a packrat American consumer. I have always loved the multiple little silly gifts, almost more than the one big one.
Did I mention Rufus? I love my family. Airplanes, Christmas stollen, and concerts.
I'm definitely getting ready to move on. I broke out the maps again tonight, and I am starting to input sights along my route south. Wheee! I still love it here, and I will definitely return at some point, but it's time to get rolling again. Tach is getting lazy and fat, just like me. And dirty. Not like me, I'm actually cleaner than I've ever been. I've been afraid to wash him off. I keep thinking the water is going to freeze to his body, and he'll crack just like Humpty Dumpty if I even touch him.
I called in sick to work today, in order to recuperate fully. I'm starting to feel a little better, after sitting around watching "Sandlot" and reading "Driving Mr. Albert" all day. Not to mention the cherry cordials, because after all, Christmas is here. And I think they have vitamin C in them or something.
Now I have to get cracking and start seeing all the things I haven't been spending my time on. I haven't even been to St. Paul's cathedral yet, and I definitely haven't seen enough of the river. I had 3 separate contacts here, and outside of brief phone contact, I haven't talked to any of them! I've been lazy. I'm sorry. Mea culpa.