You take a vacation to a place like Thailand and you're ready for the excitement of something new and foreign. But when you're working 14-hour days, all you want is something familiar to ground you. And there's just nothing there.
Tonight, Mike and I did something we haven't done since leaving Illinois ... we went to a local high school basketball game. Mike follows high school player rankings and college recruiting as a hobby of sorts, and there are quite a few outstanding high school basketball players in this area.
What kind of slapped me up along side the head as we were sitting in the bleachers was that doing this - attending a high school basketball game - felt really good - familiar if you will. And throughout this move I've really missed familiar, because nothing here has been familiar ... until tonight!