Reality is Back

After a long day of travel, we're all safely back home from our VACATION (except for Porter who is staying with Nice Mom and Sister until we can fetch her this weekend). 

It's nice to be home...but it was nice to be gone too.  I was watching TV at the airport in Houston and realized I've completely tuned out every scrap of news over the past week.  I have (or had, up to that point) no idea what's going on in Kansas, Iraq, or anywhere in between.  A pleasant ignorance, but sadly one that couldn't last....