Today something happens that has never happened before. My lovely wife will be boarding a plane without me to take a trip that does not involve me. She is leaving us to visit some friends in Mexico City.
We have good friends that have taken an expatriation package to work in Mexico for a couple of years. Angie and I have wanted to visit them since they've left, but apparently Angie got impatient of waiting for my calendar to clear. So she, along with another girlfriend, are leaving today for five days in one of the largest cities in the world.
Although Angie is free to travel and make plans as she wishes, three things are happening which make this not the ideal weekend. 1) My brother and sister are coming as part of their Littlest Lessard winnings. They arrive tomorrow and depart on Sunday. 2) I leave with my brother and sister (albeit it to a different destination). I have a trip to Washington DC for a conference, so although Angie returns home on Monday, I won't see her until Wednesday night. 3) Monday is my birthday, so I won't get to see my baby (truth be told, I would be on the road anyway, but that doesn't stop me from "guilting" her into better presents).
Actually, I am pleased that she's traveling - it indicates that her fear is being replaced with her desire to go places, see friends, etc. This is a good development for my wanted trip to Europe for a second honeymoon.
Have a good and safe trip, sweetie. See you on Wednesday.