I’ve been up since 4:45…

And I’ve somehow managed a full day on two cups of coffee.

But they more important question is, why was I up at 4:45.

I was up at 4:45 am this morning because I wanted to be selfish. I wanted to spend the day with my Dad yesterday so I had my Mom change his flight to today instead of yesterday.

I wanted to be selfish because between my school schedule and his work schedule, I think the last time we spent even the majority of the day together was back in December (when Star Wars came out).

I also felt guilty because I’m missing Father’s Day again this year and I wanted to make up for it.

And I have to say, we had a pretty stellar day.

To start, we were able to sleep in. Granted it was only until 9 but 9 compared to 6 the day before seemed like eons of more sleep time.

We had a hearty breakfast (eggs, country ham, grits and all), followed by some amazing donuts (which honestly I would have eaten without the icing. They’re that good) then went to the range.

I don’t think I’ve been able to go shooting with my Dad since I before I could drive in high school. And safe to say, we’re both a pretty good shot.

So after a 100 rounds or so, it was time for a beer. Or two. And Terrapin is open on Sunday’s. I love Terrapin. It’s good beer, it’s relatively inexpensive, and it’s turtles (I love turtles). Dad did too. A little more than I think he expected actually (which is good because we were there for almost two hours).

To wrap up the night we had the best sushi I have ever had in Athens, got some Ben and Jerry’s to-go, and feasted on it while watching a (“lame” as my friend would call it) episode of “Game of Thrones” (granted every week can’t be exciting so a lame episode once in a while isn’t terrible).

Then the alarm went off at 4:45 this morning, we had some coffee, and we were off to Atlanta. We nearly got killed by a Prius on the way but we made it to the airport in one piece. Sadly it was too jam-packed for me to get a hug good-bye but I’d rather have no hug and yesterday than a hug and no yesterday at all.

I still feel bad that I won’t be there on Father’s Day but at least I got to have a day with my Dad doing the things we both enjoy.

Now he’s in Miami on his way to the Keys with my Mom to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. While I, on the other hand, still have an hour and a half left of work and and entire room to unpack/organize.

Oh well. Totally worth it.

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