Checking In or Checking Out… Not Always Simple or Easy

“Getting old isn’t for sissies, but it beats the alternative.”
Betty Gene Lamison

“Go play on the freeway, kid”
John Lamison, Betty Gene’s husband (to my brother and me)

**Update Easter 2015- Betty Gene passed away yesterday, on my daughter’s 18th birthday, at about 5:30 in the evening. Rest in peace, Gramma.**

Sometimes picking a New Thing O’ The Day is easy, simple and fun. A new restaurant? Love it. Act like a tourist in a new-to-me spot? Bring it on.

I took a little trip on Thursday and Friday, to see my grandparents. Every time I have stayed in a hotel, I’ve always had my mom, one of my kids, or almost always my husband along with me… for like, the last 30 years that’s a long time! 

Thursday evening, after singing along with my brother’s keyboard extravaganza playlist in my grandparents’ living room, I checked into the hotel. By myself.

I’m hoping to make the three hour trip out to see her again, very soon.