I don't think I've mentioned before the full extent of Richard and I's plan for the year. Basically, he's going to be traveling every other week all year. Which is kinda crazy. Sometimes it feels like he's gone more than he's here (which isn't true, but it feels like it). But it's worth it (financially, anyway). Most of his trips are just 3 or 4 days, but some of them are longer. The longer ones come with a special "deal". For each long trip that Richard takes, I get two plane tickets to give to whomever I choose so that they can come visit me. When we made this plan the visits were more because I needed help. Now, I admit, it's more just for fun - although whoever comes to visit ends up helping tons too.
Richard is leaving again tomorrow, but just for a quick trip. He'll be back Friday. But he's got a long trip planned for the end of February. And this time my fabulous sister-in-law Kelly, from Cali, is coming! I can't wait to get to know her better, hang out with her, learn from her, and hopefully gain some coolness just by association.
These visits from far-flung family and friends are fun. But truthfully, I'd rather have my husband with me than anyone else on Earth.