Home Sweet Home

I can honestly say that today was a great day.


A happy....but very tired man......

Mike had to take a trip overseas which he hasn't done in a very long time.  It's always challenging for Linz and Zach when he travels....period.  One of the more charming pain in the butt quirks of autism can  be insomnia.  People with autism don't like change....period.  So it has always been challenging when Mike travels....even for a 2-day trip.  Zach will lay in bed and talk (or sing) most of the night....EVERY night that he is gone.  It's just the nature of the "beast".  Needless to say when Mike said he was going to be traveling "a lot" in December and January my heart sort of sank.  Of course it's mostly because I miss him a LOT when he's gone but my mind immediately goes to the nights of no sleep.  (you know.....when the kids don't sleep....Mama don't sleep!)  I did feel blessed that the trip was moved up so that he would at least be home for Christmas.  whew!

The good news is....we made it!  Mike flew home today and I think it's safe to say we are ALL happy he's back.  I haven't told the kids yet that he's home for 2 nights and then will be leaving again for a couple days. :-(  We'll face that bridge when we get to it.  Linz was THRILLED that he flew back home with a stop in Germany...home of the SMURFS!! 

So.....now just 4 more days til Bealy is home for Christmas Break and all my loveys will be home for the holidays!

Now to get the shopping and wrapping done!  Ah well....tomorrow is another day, right??  :-)

Stay warm!