Thursday, August 25, 2011

Here are a couple of the pictures I wanted to share last night:

I have loved my time here, but it is almost time to head home. Tonight I get to be with the kids, and I have some special surprises to give them. It has become a tradition, started with my Dad, that when I go out of town on business, I bring the kids back something. It is something fun we can all look forward to while we are apart.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I am still here

Just a quick post to say that I am still here - just terribly blogging-negligent. Since last night I have been in Newport, Oregon for an inspection (work). Days like this I feel very lucky-good job, good people, good pay, and I get to travel now and then. Not bad!

I will admit that it is strange and kind of sad being in places that the kids, Casey and I last visited together. No one ever goes into a marriage thinking it will end. Even though there was pain that we both experienced, there were many, many good times. For me, there have been a lot of whys and hows and how do I make sure to never repeat the mistakes I made? Nearly two years out, I think I have more clarity now that I just couldn't have back then. I hope we are all moving forward in ways healthy for the adults - and the kids. I hope I learned the lessons I was meant to learn.

Guess being at the ocean alone has made me contemplative. It is good to be in that space sometimes. Vicki is in Mongolia on business. I am hanging out, walking on the beach, enjoying the view and the sound of the ocean from my room. I wanted to post a picture but am having difficulty with that tonight.

Well, I am going to finish watching Interview with a Vampire on Netflix. Maybe I will get some pictures up soon!