Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Tommy!


After 14 loooooooong months, Mr. Assassin has finally come home! It's FANTASTIC to have him back. I did things I didn't know I could do and I've actually learned a few things from this whole mess. I'd like to share my wisdom with you;

1) There are nights when Lucky Charms for dinner with ice cream and waffles for desert is a perfectly acceptable option. (And if you haven't gotten groceries in a week - it's sometimes the only option.)

2) A drink now and then won't kill anyone. On the bright side, it might keep you from killing lots of people!

3) If you pay a bill late, no one comes to take one of your kids away as collateral. For some, that might be a good thing...for others, no.

4) Kids are incredibly dramatic when your first guinea pig dies, insisting on a funeral worthy of a Pharoah. However, when the second one dies, the first thing out of their mouths is, "So, we can get a capybara now?"

5) A broken Hot water knob in the tub does not require you to run all over town to replace it with one that matches the Cold water knob. In fact, after a while it looks a bit charming...right?

6) You know all those times your friends tell you they don't care if your house is messy, they still want to see you? They really don't care if your house is messy and will politely ignore the dog hair tumbleweeds that roll over their feet. (A big thanks to Michele and Lisa.)

5) It's easy to ignore the dogs' habit of destroying the garbage under the sink because they make EXCELLENT (albeit tiny) shoulders to cry on.

And the biggest lesson was that Mom was right and yes, he eventually did actually and truly, come home at last.

The Assassin

12 comments:

Christie Craig said...

Congrats Leslie, on getting him home.

CC

Leslie Langtry said...

Thanks Christie! Now I might be able to write a book!

MsHellion said...

*sniffles* That's so sweet...it's almost like reading a romance novel. The hardship of the hero and heroine...and then big HEA homecoming. *sighs*

Though I really look forward to you writing another book. :) Soon?

MsHellion said...

P.S. *waves to Mr. Assassin* I'm really glad you're home, safe and sound! Thank you!

Leslie Langtry said...

Hellion, Thanks! And yes, I've got a WIP I finally have time to work on!

MsHellion said...

*happy dance*

Kristi said...

Welcome home safe and sound Mr. Assassin, and thank you for working to keep us all safe.

Leslie Langtry said...

Thanks Kristi!

krisgils33 said...

that is awesome. happy day! thanks from me to those who serve our country.

Leslie Langtry said...

He reads this blog, so he will appreciate that!

Refhater said...

Welcome home Mr. Assassin!

TerriOsburn said...

Can't believe I almost missed the homecoming party!

Welcome home, Mr. Assassin and thank you thank you thank you for all you do for us. Thanks to your whole family, big sacrifices and they are appreciated.

PS: Is the WIP one of the ones you had cards for in DC?