Friday, September 24, 2010

The Eve of My Vancouver Trip – Feel Good Friday


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I will be out of town in Vancouver (I just threw up in my mouth a little when I typed that. I need some Listerine). I will be posting from the future on Tuesday and Thursday since I am not sure what my access to a computer will be or what will be awaiting me when I get back. And I can’t use my phone since International Rates apply.

Check lists make me feel good.  I have a certain inner peace when I can cross items off my list.  Here's what I have so far:

- Clean house (otherwise called shoveling shit against the tide)

As I was cleaning other rooms, this was what was going on: another mess.  Instead of getting upset, I thought this was a chance for them to plot against me play together.  It was a success.  No fighting!

- Clean laundry . . .for everyone (I decided I was done when there wasn’t any more room to hang dry the clothes. . . and then there were towels)

- Meals made so none of the caregivers have to cook (feeling like a June Cleaver Rock Star for this one: black bean tacos for two nights and left over frozen pasta Bolognese for the other two nights).

- Packed (I am hoping I remembered everything.  And if not, there are stores there)

- Book to read (Eat Pray Love because I have to see what everyone is talking about)

- Grocery shopping (Fresh fruit and treats for everyone)!

- Instructions with important phone numbers (In addition to important information like when school starts, I added how The Babes prefer their food to be served.  Yes, I felt the need to type out how to cut up Thomas’s food. Yes, I think it’s a bit over the top. Yes, I think it will make me feel better even if they don’t follow it)

- Anxiety (on many levels: will I fit in with The Hubs’s work people? Did I pack the right clothes? Are my kids going to be OK? Will I be OK)?

- Guilt (because I’m leaving My Babes)!

- Excitement (because I’m leaving My Babes)!

- Hair highlighted, cut, and brows waxed (Roots, split ends, and furry eyebrows do not make the best first impressions)

- DVR set up (That thing is going to be ON FIRE)!

- Cliff bars (Because I am comforted by the fact that I have high protein/high fiber food available at all times)

- Passport (I dusted it off since it hasn’t been used in 5 years)

Am I missing anything?
Bon Voyage! Wish me luck! If I can check in, I will. If not, please still leave comments. I’ll respond when I get back!

Have a great weekend!


RN Mama said...

Wow, you got a lot done!!! Have a fun time, enjoy your break from your kids:)

purplume said...

Sounds like you are so prepared. Have your best trip ever. I'm still laughing over the photo of the children and the books.

Mommy on the Spot said...

RN Mama, thanks so much!

Purplume, I like that: best trip ever. I am going to aim for that.

Kim Murray said...

Have a great trip! Enjoy!

Krajcimama said...

Have a wonderful time! I hope you enjoy Eat, Pray, Love more than I did. I didn't finish it because I was so ticked off that she was just flitting around spending money that I didn't have to spend while doing things for herself!! The nerve when I'm stuck with 4 kids and a house to take care of! hehehe

I enjoyed the "Eat" part of the trip, though. I LOVE food! :)

Tracy said...

Have a fabulous time! Was just thinking it is time for a playdate! Hope you like the book - I'll see the movie with you if it's still playing!

wendi said...

You will have a wonderful time. Plus, how can anyone not like you?