It is a chilly early morning on the prairie and I am already trekking down the two lane highway on my 90 mile commute to the airport. The alarm came early at 4AM. Actually Anika is my alarm and needs to nurse at that time most days anyway. Today, I have a one night quick business trip to make. Thankfully Mama Jane arrived yesterday afternoon. She is like Mary Poppins and arrives with the wind. Leaving my blue eyed kids, all three of them is never easy. Between Nathan filling up the Odyssey with gas, making sure the coffee maker is all set for a fresh ground pot of coffee for me at 5AM and giving the girls baths along with my mom doing dishes, washing Hunter’s uniform and then helping Hunter study for his test, my evening was simplified last night, my nerves put at ease. Even though I left last week this is not routine and even though it is a quick trip, it is not easy. But those big blue eyes will be waiting for me when I get home. 39 hours and counting.