Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I am leaving on a jet plane. Wish I didn't know when I would be back again!


I hate packing for a trip and it is worse now that I am taking a toddler with me. You never know what she will be into or how many times a day I will need to change her clothes, so it poses a problem for me and my trying to pack light.


Plus, I am having a little anxiety about a few people that I will be seeing. I have arranged to see a few people that I haven't seen in um, lets say 9 years now. I don't look like I used to and I sure as hell don't act the same. I used to be a petite, hard bodied, blond chick that had NO insecurities. Well, at least not that I would have admitted to anyway. Now, not so much. Oh well, at some point you gotta say "like me for what I have packed in these jeans or don't!


I am very excited to see my family and watch as they take my daughter in the same way they have always done with me! I have an amazing family! I do however wish my grandmother (the most important influence on my life to this day) was around to meet my daughter. They would have loved each other. In fact I often say that Toots is my grandmother reincarnated. That is actually why I call her toots. My grandmother lovingly acquired the nick-name toodles because when she got Alzheimer's, she would just toodle around touching everything. She was never in a hurry and I was always teasing her. "You just toodle everywhere and never really get anywhere!" I feel the same way about my 2 year old. I am constantly hurrying her along.


In other news. I have been journal-ing in a note book lately, while I try to figure myself out, and guess what? It is missing. So either I am going to be horrified when someone finds it, or, OR my husband has it. He keeps making snide comments on how I can just go write down what a bad person he is, so it is making me wonder. Could be embarrassing though!


I will be moving out when I get back. I am not really looking forward to the actual move part, but having some peace and a lot less anger will be good for the soul. Plus my daughter has been yelling at the other kids at daycare lately. I am guessing I know where she is getting it. Yep, time for a change.


So, while I am gone, if you all could keep your blogging to a minimum so that I have less to catch up on when I get back, I would appreciate it! :)


14 comments:

  1. I hope you have a great, restful trip. :)

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  2. Sending Calm Thoughts your way for an uneventful travel experience. Of course, we expect you to blog about it! I hope you are able to rest and recharge. I'm excited for you...

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  3. Enjoy your trip. Oye I remember having to pack EVERYTHING when we use to go away when my son was young.

    Yeah kids pick up on everything.

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  4. I hope you have a wonderful trip !

    I am so sorry to hear that your notebook is missing, I really hope that your daughter picked it up and played with it and hid it somewhere.

    Grandmothers are the best ! My Oma passed away 3 years ago. I would've wanted her at my wedding and see her great-grandchildren if I have any.

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  5. What a cute story about your Grandma!

    And you have NOTHING to worry about ma dear; you look fabulous!

    Go and have a great time. Can't wait to dish when you get back. :)

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  6. Kori- Thanks. I am kind of hoping for fun and NOT restful.
    Daffy- Isn't there a saying "what happens in Ohio stays in Ohio"? :)
    Mike-Yeah, hoping the traveling part is a non-event.
    Senorita-I read your post about your grandma. It is hard not to have them around t watch are lives.
    Mind- Thanks for the vote of confidence. Hopefully I have some good stories for you!

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  7. you have so much going on!! I hope your trip is wonderful. I am sure it will be!!!

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  8. Have a great time! You look mah-ve-lous dahling.

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  9. Hey, Danielle. I hope that you have a wonderful, peaceful, FUN and relaxing trip. And I want to hear about it when you return. ;)

    I pray you find a good new place to move into. That is a hard first step, I know. Love to you, girl.

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  10. Here is wishing you and yours the very best!!

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  11. Bon Voyage! P.S. Wtf is going on in that picture?!

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  12. I hope you have a fabulous trip! Take some time to yourself to recharge and refocus on you. Everything will work itself out when you get back.

    You will be missed!

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  13. Big changes! Enjoy family time. Peace and love

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