Saturday, November 3, 2012

well then

So I'm already not doing awesome at the blogging every day thing. But I shall carry on, keeping calm!

We are t minus 2 days away from a family vacation and people are starting to get excited around here. J keeps chanting a litany of the people and characters we are going to see "on a plane to see Nana, Uncle Ben, Grandma Sue, Gran-mommy-gramma, Mickey, Donald, Princess Tialiana, Jingle Belle, 'fia, your friends..." and the list goes on. Andrew has been prepping the girls by showing them you-tube videos of specific rides he wants to take them on during our time at the Most Magical Place on Earth. I arrived home today after a night away at a conference to a rousing rendition of Yo-Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me.

I'm excited about our trip. I'm also feeling the usual mix of anticipation and trepidation that comes before spending a week with my family.  I adore them, and at the same time there are traditionally a few moments that are not easy.  This time I wonder if the moments will come sometime after Tuesday - as my immediate family and I often vote differently in national elections.

But I'm not going to worry about that. I am going to wake up whenever the kids wake up tomorrow (and while I clearly explained the whole time change concept I don't think it took) and start packing. J and I spent about three hours doing hair before bedtime tonight and I'm estimating we've got at least an hour to go tomorrow. Vacation hair doesn't twist itself! But if we do it right she'll end up with a style that will protect her hair all week and then easily undo itself into something gorgeous for our big family party that will close things out on Saturday.

Time to make lists and then put myself to bed.


  1. i read about your impending visit with family and my heart felt a little less lonely. it has been an awfully long morning with my own family of origin and they don't even live in the same state! familial stuff is fraught with moments that "are not easy." the good almost always outweighs the hard, though. almost :)
    safe travels to you and your family as you vacation. i am looking forward to reading your posts from the road!

    1. It is nice to hear that I'm not alone as well! Thanks for stopping in, look forward to getting to know you through your blog as well. :)