Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Preparation H (for HOT! You know, b/c FL and LA are way hotter then NE?)

Man, I kill myself I am so darn funny sometimes.


anybody, anybody?

Well, okay, so I won't try out for "So you think you can joke?" but, I will tell you, I have been busy, busy getting ready to go see one of my favorite friends of all time.

I made that picture super small for a reason...she is so darn pretty all my readers will drop me like a hot potato and run to HER blog. Have HER plan your parties and weddings and such.

Fine, fine, fine.

I'll just sit here and sniffle. Feeling sorry for myself.

Why oh why did I not keep up my "Wii Fit Regimen" so I'd be skinny by now? My plan was to be skinny by summer. Like, a super model skinny. I guess the fact that I just returned a pair of capris I bought online to the store b/c they were too large will have to be good enough, right?

Oh, well. I think Jamie will love me anyways...and my family...they don't have a choice ;)

Preparations for Preparation H:

*Cleaning up. Yes, I know Bart will be here, all alone, for two weeks, but I wanted to leave with the house in a state that I won't mind returning to. This gives Bart NO EXCUSES to A) NOT cut the grass and B) Not keep it the way it is/will be tomorrow night.

*Wardrobe planning. Who wears what when. Do I really need that green sweater vest for Ethan? Will Jackson really wear Spiderman Crocs, flip flops, AND leather sandals? Why did I just now fall in love with the stripy boatneck shirt in black and white and not have time to go find one? I mean, this shirt I dreamed of/saw in a magazine when getting my hair cut yesterday, plus my white capris...the PERFECT boat outfit. Dang it.

*Menu planning/Grocery shopping. Bart can NOT be trusted to stay within budget at a grocery store. All the snacks, "new" stuff, and treats call his name and he winds up with a whole lot of nothing. In order to ensure a happy checkbook (and wife) and a healthy Bart, I just do this for him, and leave him with a $20 bill...that is all the "wiggle room" he gets for more snacks, eating out, etc...it's only two weeks folks.

*Worrying. Will Jamie like me still? Will my boys play nice and sleep well? Will the flight get delayed in Chicago? (EVERY time we fly through there we get stuck at Midway. Maybe the tides have turned?) Will Ethan sleep throught the flights? (please vote yes) Will I accidently lose a kid or two? Will Bart remember to put out the trash? Will I need a magazine or book for the flight or will the boys occupy every second of the trip?

*Dreaming. Of a scene of serenity...Jamie, Jack, me, Jackson, Ethan...the children playing contently in the sand, the mama's sipping pina coladas (or whatever icy cold drink you want to insert, I just like PC's.) Oh, we are on the St. Petersburg Beach, too, where there is a cool breeze rippling the pages of our trashy novels (Maybe I will get to read that next James Patterson???)

*Enjoying. My last few days with Bart...too bad NCAA Football 2010 came out tonight :) We already went on a "last" date before the trip to see "I Love You Beth Cooper" (Thanks Kris and Mick!)

*Sleeping. Preparation H (for HOT! You know, b/c FL and LA are way hotter then NE?) is hard work.

and tomorrow/Thursday: *Packing! That wardrobe planning isn't just for fun.

What do you do when you have to leave for a big trip?

4 Words to brighten my day:

Crissy said...


Pack WAY more than I need (especially since I usually buy stuff too wherever I'm going.)


I think you guys are going to have a great time and I'm sure your friend is still going to LOVE you and if she doesn't..poo on her! I can't wait to hear stories and see pictures!! Tell Ethan Kylee says Happy 8 months (yes..it's early but you guys will be gone, right?)

Have a blast!

Anna said...

You guys will have so much fun you won't be ready to come back. We'll miss you while you are gone :) Have a good trip!

Lexi said...

Say hello to that Jamie Girl for me! I hope you have a fabulous trip doing absolutely nothing (just relaxation) or absolutely everything (like shopping, scrapping, predicures, or whatever!) your heart desires so that you can pull out the happy memories for later when you need a little reminising. Wear sunscreen, take goofy pictures and eat all the snacks you say no to every day when you really want to say yes- just live it up! Have a PC for me too! I can't wait to see pictures from your big break. Love you!

Erika said...

ok, so this has nothing to do with this post, but I've been meaning to tell you thanks for the heads-up about the free download of the Charity and the Jam Band CD. Lily and I love it. We have a long drive to and from work every day, so it has really come in handy. She actually gets a bit angry sometimes when I don't turn it on immediately. Thanks!