Howdy-ho – I’m back! After a week long hiatus to re-acclimate myself to southerly ways, I’m slowly coming out of my August funk. Mentally I’m not quite back entirely, but by next week I’ll be well on my way. A friend texted me earlier this week, welcoming me back to the Land of Lincoln. “Holy Hell, it’s HOT here,” was about all I could muster.
Mr. Musky rejoined us Wednesday. And now he’s in his own version of a melancholic black hole. I completely understand. Foregoing evenings where the mercury consistently dips below 60 degrees is a hard thing to sacrifice, but I must admit it’s nice to be back together again as a family, if only for a few days. Because in less than two weeks…
Duh Duh Duh. We drop off The Princess at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In all honesty? She’s ready. We’re ready. All of her friends are already on their prospective campuses, and she’s itching to join the fun. And we’re anxious to get her settled so we can start planning visits. The Madison restaurant scene has a lot to offer, and I can’t wait to spend the next four+ years creating and ticking off a bucket list of midwest foodie delights.
So tonight, we celebrate Apéritif Friday in all it’s glory. We’ll blast music. We’ll pour cocktails. We’ll eat turkey tacos – a Princess request. We’ll force some family fun on the kids. We’ll put Wiggles on the big screen, for old times sake. Maybe we’ll play some euchre, maybe we’ll watch a movie. Regardless, it will be fun because it’s been awhile since we’ve all been together.
And…this will be in my glass this evening.