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! :)


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

  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...

  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.

  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.

  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. :)

  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!

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

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

  9. Safe travels. Enjoy your family!!

  10. 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.

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

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

  13. 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!

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