Countdown to Liftoff

I just finished checking in for my flight tomorrow to Michigan. I have printed my boarding pass. That makes it official, in less than 24 hours I’ll be out the door to Michigan for two whole weeks.

What an absurd idea! But we’re doing it anyway. I could go into all the details about the planning out of life in this house without Mom for 2 weeks but …. I’ll spare you. Actually I have let go of control over so much of family life that really all I had to solidify was WHERE the children would be and with whom on what days. Whatever those people do with the kids is entirely up to them. I seriously am not worried about that.

I am worried about them missing me but I hope that everyone helping will provide enough support that they’ll be OK. Claire’s only 4 – and she’s never been away from me for longer than 4 or 5 days, and that was last summer when she went to stay with Royce’s parents for a week. And we snuggle every night – so … I hope she does OK. I’ll be sure to call her often.

I don’t know how much I’ll be able to blog while up there b/c I’m not taking a computer with me. Royce has a laptop that I could take I guess, but I don’t really want to. I don’t know if I’ll have wi-fi in the dorms I’ll be staying in and I don’t care to take networking cables and have to try to figure all that out. It’ll be a nice break in some ways I suppose. I do know a few people who will have their laptops with them and I’m sure I can borrow their computers to get online and check email, pop a note in here or there, etc. But all that to say – I won’t be blogging daily.

My Mom took me to breakfast this morning and we had a good time. She treated me to Le Peep’s which is about the girliest restaurant chain you can imagine, next to La Madeleine. But it wasn’t lunch time. 🙂 It was nice to get to visit with her by myself before being gone for a while. It’s nice to grow up and get to enjoy your parents.

Speaking of parents – my Dad told me that he reads my blog every day. He emailed me to tell me that. So I wanted to let everyone know that I do have a Dad! LOL!  I know I never talk about him much. I do have some funny stories to tell!!!  I was just thinking the other day about the time I tricked him into letting me skip school because I told Mom my tummy hurt and so I got to go to Dad’s office with him and on the way there we stopped and bought a bag of double-stuff oreos and milk and he let me eat the whole bag that day that I stayed home from school because I had a tummy ache!!  He was the best! (Of course I’m fairly certain that both parents knew I wasn’t sick and that 1) My Mom just didn’t want to deal with me again and so 2) my Dad just hauled me to work with him and 3) the way he proved to Mom that I wasn’t sick was by letting me eat the whole bag of Oreo’s. Any child with a tummy bug would not have been able to keep that all down….LOL! As a parent – I know these things now – but I still like to believe I pulled the wool over Dad’s eyes more often than he would like to admit!)

Ok that was all random and off topic but whatever.

Tomorrow I leave for a ballet camp and will be gone for 2 weeks. TWO WEEKS.

What an absurd idea.


  1. These are the rules for your trip which as a good parent I should certainly lay out for you before you go, which I failed to do this morning, but like all good parents, eventually I remember the dreadful job I have of being your conscience so here goes:

    1. If you see any mermaids, qualify their worth by asking if they have a mermaid chair. If they say yes, stay away from them.
    2. If you see any mermaid chairs, DO NOT SIT IN IT/THEM!!!
    3. If you see any monasteries, DO NOT GO INTO THEM!!!
    4. If you find yourself abandoned in a marsh and you see any monks stringing out fishing lines or any other such nonsense, CALL ME RIGHT AWAY…i’ll book the next flight up! 😉


  2. Ditto all that, gracy2. Stay away from MONKS AND MERMAIDS!
    I miss you already. I get home tomorrow. I’ll call you. I don’t know why I’m saying all this. You probably won’t get this comment until you get back. 🙂


  3. It is sad to not get a walston daily isn’t it!?! … and I have the kids part of the time, so, I should fill in the blog while mom’s away – but, well, I’m not as energetic as she! The kids and I are having fun but when they’re asleep and I can blog, I find that I’m asleep as well!!!

    Ah, well, one of the benefits of gaining wisdom – my mom said it and now I know it’s true – you just learn to give in and sleep when they go to sleep and let whatever else be what it is! 😉


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