Hey, forgot to share that husband and I are headed to Southern California next week for a while for a family gathering for a combo celebration -- a wedding, a birthday and our 25th wedding anniversary! BIG fun! I love husband's family! They're wacky and they do have drama (even difficult child kinds of drama)......but man oh man are they fun! So, we're hitting Disneyland and, I'm tellin' ya.........you've never seen a more energetic and silly bunch of 50- and 60-yo's livin' large at Disneyland! Wooo hooo! And might I just point out that our life will be mega fun for the next few weeks in football frenzy. Our Seahawks are in the play-offs (homefield advantage....GO HAWKS!), so we're hoping for Super Bowl #2 ring! And our Oregon Ducks (husband's and my alma mater) just clobbered FSU last night, so we're on to the BCS Championship Game! GO DUCKS! Quack Attack! Yes, our difficult child is still AWOL. Nope, no clue where he is or what he's doing. Yes, it's probably not good. Yes, I think about him near-daily. Yes, I worry about him. But I'm learning better to give my worry to God (the Universe, Higher Power....whatever name one wishes). Yes, I love him and hope he's safe (skeptical he's safe). Yes, difficult child will, most likely, always have his difficulties. So it's up to ME to create, agree to, and savor the joy in my own life. Sooooo....... Tick, tock, tick, tock.........If not NOW, then when? Whether it's family or football, I'm following husband's lead and sucking the FUN out of every opportunity with a big fat straw! Thank you, husband, for showing me how to do that....especially when I don't always want to......at first! As I'll be off this site for at least a couple of weeks, I just want to wish you all the best. I feel your hearts in your posts and I greatly, GREATLY (yep, merited CAPS!) respect, admire, and appreciate how much you all teach me! And my prayers are there for all of you and your difficult child's in all things.... Take care and I'll catch y'all on The Flip Side!