Last summer I promised Mrs. Hold we could take a big trip this year in honor of her losing 60+ pounds. I have been saving all year, and now have enough in the account to pay for the trip. Mrs. Hold is so excited. She is going to book the trip tonight. She has actually been smiling and laughing. She is in such a good mood, she actually touched her cheek to my cheek! And she let me touch her hip without jumping up or running away.

The kids are excited but anxious, because we are going to one of the smaller countries in South America. They don't know what to expect from such an exotic place. Should be a wonderful broadening experience for them.

When you can see it coming, duck!