Tick! Tock! Tick! Tock!

Today was my last day at work before my much-awaited trip home. I feel like I have a hundred and one unfinished tasks, but I felt good about how I had prepared for my leave from work. Although I feel confident I had anticipated everything, there’s always that nagging feeling about having missed something in the excitement. (Murphy’s Law?). At this point, I’m done.

Although we’re not really leaving until Friday, tomorrow is a day special enough for me to have taken an additional day off because my little guy turns 4. Even Alan is working from home. The goodie bags have been assembled, and we only need the party hats, the balloons, the juice and the birthday cake. As per the celebrant’s request, it’ll be a LIGHTNING McQUEEN themed birthday.

All the excitement has me smiling from ear-to-ear. I can’t wait to see my family, most specially Dad whom I last saw 2 years ago. I have carefully chosen the friends and relatives I am planning to see — it’s a special time to reunite and renew friendships and family ties.  Yes, I’m coming home…