It's been a long day.
I woke up at 5:15 to catch a flight to Atlanta. That was a challenge in itself. I then had to be coherent and pleasant as I directed a local video crew to capture footage of my client's franchise.
After 4 hours of "Can we try that just one more time?" I went back to the airport to catch a flight home.
To say I was beat is an understatement. I wanted to pick up my daughter, put her to bed, and then quickly follow suit.
One snafu: She was with my mother, and they were 30 minutes away at Bible study.
"Don't drive all this way," Mom said. "We're almost done. We'll be gone before you get here."
I shouldn't have believed her. One thing I should know by now is that church service of any type never ends when you think it will.
It didn't make sense to go home, so I picked up my car from remote parking and headed to the rendezvous spot, which was about 10 minutes from my house.
I got home two hours later. First, they didn't leave until 45 minutes after we talked. Then, my mom's ride had to take another person home first. (Yes, it would have been nice for me to know that from the get-go). And then, Mom figured it was easier for me to take her home after we met up so that her ride could go home faster.
By the time I got home, I was ready to scream. I was tired, I was crabby, and I smelled like an airplane.
Instead of taking my usual shower, I ran a bath instead. I planned to stay in for just a few minutes, but an hour passed before I knew it. And so did all of the day's stress.
Calming down made it a lot easier to pack bags and lunches for tomorrow, which I did while making tea. Did you know it takes 5 minutes to brew a proper cup of Rooibos tea?
One hour and five minutes were definitely worth the investment in my sanity.
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