My first real vacation since starting the new job in January. Am I excited? You bet! Overall, it’s been an interesting, but long, seven months. Lots of challenges – lots of good people – lots of stories.

I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with the girls – if the weather cooperates, we should have an excellent time. The vacation will be capped off next weekend by a visit with my long-lost, but just recently found, friend from 30 years ago, with whom I reconnected after seeing her profile on LinkedIn. Pretty cool, actually.

Other than the Great Wolf Lodge adventure early next week, the other big event is the delivery of Sophie’s big girl bed and new mattress on Thursday. She’s still pretty ambivalent about the whole idea, and she’s going to have a lot of crib separation anxiety. But the time has come. The end of an era and the beginning of a new one…her young life will hereafter be divided into the BB (“before bed”) days and the AB (“after bed”) days.

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