Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Making The Loop

We leave tomorrow, yes, tomorrow. I haven't started packing, I haven't prepped for the Easter dinner that I have to make. I haven't gotten the Easter baskets done, or the Easter eggs stuffed. (Miss 15, of course I don't do that, the Easter Bunny brings those wonderful gifts and goodies for you, I just have to tell everyone I do that so I look extra busy!) I went downstairs this morning and dug out the plastic eggs, so at least I've gotten one step out of the way.

We leave tomorrow on a whirlwind trip in a loop that will lead us from the northern half of the state, to the southern half of the state and then halfway across the state. Friday we head back north and then Saturday we head west and make it home, a perfect loop covering half of the state totaling 7 hours of driving time, minimum. Whee... Mr 19 will join us on Thursday evening as he will be out of college classes for Easter break. I shouldn't whine about my driving schedule as he will manage to put in at least 14 hours of driving time this weekend.

We plan on picking up the girls from school tomorrow and immediately hitting the road. Luckily the weather looks good and after the winter driving we've endured this winter we are so grateful for that. We'll be at our destination around dinner time. Which means we get to go out to eat. We rarely do that here, and I'm looking forward to not having to cook and to getting to a larger town with much, much better restaurant choices. Now the only problem will be that we all need to agree on a restaurant choice. That could put is in some dangerous territory.

Friday is Miss 15's appointments with her pediatric cardiologist. We'll have an EKG and chest x-ray in the morning, and the other appointments in the afternoon. I'm a little anxious. It's not that I expect any new information, I'm just hoping for a better solution.

Miss 15 is hoping the appointments go well, but mostly she's hoping to do lots of shopping, I fear that will be hard to fit in. Miss 10 and Mr 19 won't want to spend much time shopping. I have a long list of things that I need at a home improvement store. I lead such an exciting life! Blinds! Floor Vents! Light Switch Plates! Kitchen Cabinet Knobs! Hold me back!

So to everyone who reads, have a blessed Easter. Enjoy the new beginnings that Easter promises, enjoy the chocolate and jelly beans, and enjoy your family.


jo said...

Chin up! It's got to get better soon. The snow is melting, the birds are singing, and the snow storms are gone! Get yourself out into that sunshine and just sit still and bask in it.

jo said...

I know how you feel. I have been in the same funk for a month or more. We should go to L.A. and visit. : )

Anonymous said...

Lots of love from VT ... I would try to convince you to come and visit but it snowed here this week. ;)

DeeAnn said...

Any of you are welcome to visit us on the road at any of our sunny locations- seriously! We have an extra room in Hawaii just waiting....

Hey, did you eat at a good place during your travels then?