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Day 52 – Liza Leaves for Africa Tomorrow. Yikes.

Day 52.

If today is any indication of what life will be like with Liza leaving me stranded here in America while she gallivants all around Africa with our son – safaris, jungle expeditions to the nethermost regions of the earth, yacht trips down the Nile River – well, all I can say is, I’m in trouble.

Fortunately, she’ll actually just be living in a third world country Guest House trying to learn how to be a parent all by herself, all the while trying to keep the food down and the parasites from festering, and I couldn’t be more jealous. Truly, I wish I could go with. If you know me at all, you know I love adventure, and I love Africa. She gets both in this solo rendezvous with destiny.

And so, I wait for her starting tomorrow. And for my son. All alone.  Just me and the dogs. And Chick-fil-A. Free Chick-fil-A.  Every day.  Somebody break out a violin for a brother and play me a sad song.

At any rate, today was filled with work, errands, work, and more work. Which is good for the soul. I’d rather work than not. I just hope I can get caught up on some sleep. I got this eye thing going on and I’m pretty sure it has to do with late nights and early mornings, so hopefully one of these days I can get back in alignment with my body and my mojo.

Surely it has nothing to do with the fact that I’ve eaten Chick-fil-A for 52 days in a row (minus Africa!)  And surely it has nothing do with what is becoming my old standby, the #8 Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich minus the rabbit food. I love this sandwich.


Today I had it with water and waffle fries, but kindly gave Liza some to munch on when I got home.  She needed the energy as she was making lists and checking them twice, trying make her luggage precise – I don’t know, I just went for it. At any rate, she was laser-focused in preparation for her trip, and the Chick-fil-A waffle fries helped bring her strength and stamina to finish packing. God bless Chick-fil-A.

Now there were a couple great things that happened in the Chick-fil-A drive thru today.  1) Colby was working.  And it’s always good to see him earning an honest day’s wage.  But, 2) Sarah actually took a pic today! As you can see from the photo below, she’s actually not shy.  She’s been dodging my pics for a few weeks now, but you can tell deep down, she’s got a little diva in her.  So it made me happy, and I’m sure Colby too, to see her finally relent and share in the glory that is, Every Day with Chick-fil-A.


*Side note* We have a dear friend who was in the hospital today delivering and had a few complications. She seems to be doing well now, but if you’re a praying person, I know she’d appreciate some intercession in the next few days.  Thanks all.