Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday's Wrandom Wrambling

It is 11:42 as I start this post.  That is waaaaaayyyyy past my bedtime.

I'm still waiting on a load from the dryer so I can finish packing clothes.

I'm a good packer, but I have to kind of do it all at once or I forget things.  I have to run through each day that I am going to be gone and review anything I will need for each day.  Tedious yes, but after 15 years of traveling regularly for work, I have a science to it now. 

Don't mess with a good system.

So I lay awake waiting for whites out of the dryer so I don't forget any good girls.

Oh my crap Chloee and I had a great time tonight.  She napped this afternoon, and then once she woke up and realized that everyone had left for California but us, she was ecstatic!  We talked about what needed to be done and she wanted to make a list so we could check things off.  I fell in love with her just that much more.

I love lists.

We shopped.  We ate dinner.  We got our hairs trimmed.  We made cookies.  We pretended to fly on the airplane.  We practiced scattering flower petals.  We snuggled.

My legs seemed to have recovered.  I am not happy about the forced days off this week.  I hope the hotel has a workout room.  I am not brave enough to run the streets of San Diego alone.  I will however force myself on a treadmill for an hour.

My friends are running the Ragnar this weekend.  I am crushed to not be with them.  I really wanted to take on that "You gotta be kidding me" hill again.  *sigh*

We have a dog/house sitter coming.  I love knowing that someone lives at our home and babies my furry loves.

Coping well without ice cream.  On the rare occasion I have it, I pop a lactaid first.  Seems to help. 

I miss Iceberg shakes though

I pulled out the huge suitcase to carry all of mine and Chloee's stuff and it was Luke's that he used on his mission.  It still smells like when he came home.  It makes my heart happy.  Smells are such a memory trigger for me. 

Yeah, my heart is kind of happy right now.  I am going to go to sleep tonight looking at that huge suitcase and remembering what it was like when he walked down the steps at the airport after his mission and finally having all my boys there in the same spot at the same time.  All my lil chickens.  After 2 long years.

We can never go back there again.  It's all different now. Corbin will be married again in just a few days.  Luke is  away at school, never to come home again.  Tuffy's getting married later this year and out of the house.  Chloee will be living with her daddy and new stepmommy.  All of this in a short period of time. 

Weird.  I take back my earlier statement.  My heart is suddenly not that happy anymore.  I think I need to stop thinking.  Maybe just look at the luggage some more.

There is a moth the size of a bald eagle flying around in my room.  It flew in the house when a neighbor stopped by earlier tonight, and I couldn't get it out.  Now that my bedroom light is the only one on, it's flying around, flapping its eagle span like wings and getting on my nerves. 

I need Splenda Daddy to shoo it out.

I remembered again today why the English language is stupid.  Chloee is in the "sounding out everything" phase and trying to read everything she can.  Pharmacy.  Who decided that a ph should make an F sound?  There is simply no reasonable explanation.  That doesn't go over well with a child who likes logical answers. 
Dumb.  And why is there a silent b at the end of dumb?

I think I hear my dryer.


" Hit It......." said...

I am so excited for Corbin and Karalee. I hope you all have a wonderful trip.

gigi said...

Hoping and praying everything goes well for all of you! Take lots of pictures :)

just call me jo said...

Yes, not so good to start remembering and musing late at night before a big event. I always gloom out myself. Safe travels. Today is my baby's 31st birthday. How time flies! Sometimes I wish it wouldn't...and sometimes... You're so dedicated to exercise while on vacation. sigh!

Mae Rae said...

have a safe trip and take care of yourself. Enjoy even though it is stressful.

tammy said...

Blaine is a pro at packing too. He can do it all in 4 mins. and not miss a thing. I have to spread it out over a few days, making my piles, so I don't forget anything.

I hope it's a great weekend and everyone is happy.

Amy said...

I hope you have a great time in San Diego. I am a last minute packer, the more I think about it and draw it out the more likely I am to leave something behind. I seem to function better under a little bit of pressure.

I had no idea what the Ragnar was until reading your posts. I would see the stickers on cars and thinks "What the heck is that?" Now I am enlightened.

LKP said...

i LOVE you! all of you! travel safely my friend. hug that lovely kid of yours and his even lovelier bride-to-be for me too! :D and of course don't forget to sneak a hug in with cholee for me! this is all so very, very exciting. enjoy your weekend and snag a few minutes on the hotel bike or treadmill for me, since my love-handles need it, lol! ok, maybe not the treadmill since i get treadmill-induced-vertigo whenever i even THINK of a good ol' mill. no lie. i fall off (O-F-F) every time!!!!! ::mega hugs::

Diaper Diva said...

Good luck, congrats to the happy couple, and have fun!

Garden of Egan said...

Your wrambling wednesdays/Thursdays never cease to make me giggle.........and think.

I am so happy for you and your family and for all the wonderful things that are going on. It is certainly going to be different and quiet.

You really aren't old enough to have an empty nest are you? It sounds like a year of total excitement and change for your family.

I hope you take some beautiful pictures. I bet the bride and groom are going to be so stunning. I'm just thrilled. It sounds like you already love your daughter-in-love to be.

I need to lend you a cat of mine, he totally loves flying objects and will stop at nothing to get them. That moth/eagle would be toast.

Hope the travels went well!
Love you so much it hurts!

Pedaling said...

you make me laugh.

i like lists too.

and smells that trigger memories.

i still, to this day, have problems with the English language.

Missy said...

Cannot wait to hear about the Flower Girl experience!!!!

Connie said...

How exciting! I hope everything goes well. I hope the person taking care of your dogs will also take care of the eagle moth!

Smells and memories...what can I say?

Safe travels to you. Can't wait to see pictures!

Kazzy said...

I am always impressed by runners. I run to get away from things, but not for fun, even though I love to work out.

We are going on a vacay soon and will also have house/pet sitters. I am so glad to have someone here to tend to things. We will be gone a whole month.

Have fun in SD!

Teachinfourth said...

Enjoy your trip...everybody needs a good system.

And why does knife need a K at the beginning?

Lara said...

I love how smells trigger memories of certain things!

Have a wonderful trip!

Merri Ann said...

Sorry for the late comment ... been busy with end of school year stuff with my three.

As you may remember, I'm 49 and my three are 5, 4, & 4. One issue with being a mom for the first time after 40, is that I get this emotion about the kids being gone ... I'm much more aware of time and just how short it is ... I don't think I would have thought about the day my kids would be gone, living out their own lives, when I was in my 20's. It makes me a little weepy at times :))

My heart is happy for you all ... have a great trip...