Friday, May 05, 2006

Parting is such sweet sorrow...

I am still spending, on average, every other weekend with TWIL. {Around 1000km (600 miles) round trip} This means that when I am leaving to head back on Sunday evening I know it will be about 12 days before I see her again. {We still talk every night, but I can't see or hold her over the phone.} You can imagine this doesn't make it easy to leave. Not that it would be "easy" if it was going to be 12 hours, it would just be easier.

Because it takes between 5 and 6 hours to drive the 500km back I usually leave around 5:00pm. Although I need to admit that lately this has been slipping to 6:00pm. And it gets harder to leave when this time sneaks up on me.

A couple of weeks ago TWIL and I were sitting on the porch, talking and enjoying each others company, and when I looked at my watch it was approaching 4:00pm. We kept talking and the next thing I knew it was after 5:00pm. No time to prepare myself, just get my stuff together, say goodbye, get in my truck, and get on the road.

Usually I'll take my time and gather things up in batches over the span of the afternoon. Doing it all at once and heading out the door was ... difficult.

When The Sprout is home leaving can be even more difficult. She has a tendency to slow me down so that it takes me longer to get on the road. This is because she doesn't want me to leave so I don't mind. After all, I don't want to leave either.

The Sprout has told me that she likes it when I come out for the weekend and we get to spend time together. I can't tell you how good this was to hear. I couldn't help but smile. {Just thinking about it is making me smile again.}

I am heading out there after work tonight. It will be the three of us all weekend and should be great.

I hope the weather holds. It is supposed to be mostly sunny all weekend.

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