I had to be out of town this week on business. I have long since outgrown being excited over business trips. And, it didn't help that ESK left me, and back in the day, trips with her were always a blast. We'd make time to do something fun and bonding. We'd eat adventurous food. It is tremendously difficult to find good traveling companions.
But, apparently, the one who really suffered was The Pirate Jean Lafitte. Phenom tells me that he would run into the bedroom and look for me, that he'd look for me around the house and cry when he couldn't find me.
When I got home, there was much cooing and cuddling and not letting me too far out of his reach. Plus, there was this: