during my radio silence last week, I was in omaha, nebraska. for four days of work training.
it just so happened, I arrived in town a mere thirty minutes before the tornado sirens went off. the city took shelter. and I took to the bar. [I get extreme weather anxiety. and I sure as heck was not staying in my high in the sky hotel room]. who else thinks I should be able to expense my sunday night, braving the tornado cocktails? I do. well, that’s how the trip started.
[*editor’s note: a tornado was spotted west of omaha. we just experienced 80 mph winds + thunderstorms].
days were spent in a marriott conference room. and nights were for discovering omaha.
from hotel room wine glass improvising, to the joy of changing out of my work clothes & into jeans, to delicious dinners, and a trip to the zoo. all captured by my phone.
I am happy to be home and back to my so-called routine. just as things are progressively getting crazier around these parts. it seems surreal to say we are in ‘wedding planning crunch time,’ with just over 4 months to go. summer is right around the corner. we have trips + celebrations on the books. I’m just excited
and a little how the heck am I going to get everything done?.
as I mentioned last week, [J] was away on business, for 7 days. he came home for 48 hours. and off he went again ..
he travels frequently for work. it can be sudden, or planned in advance. he could be gone for a week, or a day. it’s really hard to keep up with. but you’d think after two years of living together & his schedule staying consistently inconsistent, I’d be well-adjusted.
I’d much prefer to travel with him; gallivanting around, while he’s working. unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
for allllll the times it’s not, he brings me back ..
the best souvenirs.
next to traveling myself, I love souvenirs. they’re thoughtful. even if it’s a knickknack you’re going to toss in a drawer, never to be seen again – they say “I was thinking of you while I was away”. it’s the thought that counts people.
what makes the best souvenir: an item that you can bring home and your loved one can experience, as if they were in the city themselves.
a few of my favorites.
they’re all things heavily associated with their city, at least in my mind. what’s more new orleans than hurricanes & cafe du monde? oh, beads. but what the heck would I do with those? decorate our kitchen?
a piece of the city comes home with you. for the person you wished had been there.
[J] the bar is set really high now. but whatever you do, don’t try to sneak the empire state building in your suitcase. TSA is unlikely to let you through. I’d happily settle for the TODAY show cast.
enjoy your tuesday.