Interlude

So…I’ve been in Milwaukee, WI for almost a month.  I’ve been living in my Aunt Steph’s house in the downstairs apartment that she currently does not have rented out.  I am SO SO GRATEFUL.  I really hate living in hotels.  So much.  Which is a whole different dynamic, since by the end of this month, I will have spent approximately 2 full weeks traveling on business.

Expense reports.  I can file them now.

Ted Cruz and I were at the same Hampton in Eau Claire. True Travel Tale.

I’m in love with Milwaukee.  IN LOVE.  It’s such a cool town, with so much going on.  Restaurants, museums, Walgreen’s AND CVS?!  Basically, I can get Vietnamese food any day of the week, and to me, that’s crazy talk.  CRAZY TALK.

Lake Michigan. A minute and a half walk. Beautiful town, this is.

I’m also enjoying getting to spend time with family that I haven’t seen very often over the last 29 years of my life.  I get to drink a glass of wine with my aunt almost any night the fancy strikes, and I get to go see the other aunts and play with new babies and learn to meet my cousins on a new level.  Rather than the previous, throwing-the-barbies-down-the-laundry-chute-and-blaming-the-boys-to-escape-the-little-girls level.  (I’m really sorry about that, Rachael and Megan.  I really didn’t feel like playing Barbies for two weeks straight.  I was 13, for the love of Pete.)

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I’ve also been walking the family dogs.  Nobody tell Daisy I’m cheating on her.

I’ve gotten to see Grant twice and Daisy once.  I get to see Grant again this weekend, on my way to seeing my grandmother.  I miss my fuzzy faced princess, though.  (That would be Daisy, of course, who my parents are graciously boarding until our new apartment is vacant.)  I can’t wait to have them both here with me and to share my experiences in this new place.  I’m already planning hiking trips, and Daisy will absolutely be taking a picture with the Bronze Fonz as soon as all this Wisconsin snow clears up!

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It’s not like she misses me though. She has the one thing she’s always wanted–for one of her uncles to snuggle with her. It’s no wonder she loves Thor so much.
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