In approximately 48 hours I will be leaving to go to Florida. Yes it is 10:18 at night and yes we are leaving around 10:18 pm on Saturday night. But we are driving there. From Chicago. About 24 hours. And we plan to not stop on the way there ... so we figured if we left late Saturday night the children would sleep for the first 10 hours of the trip. But maybe they won't sleep. Maybe they'll be cranky and crazy. And maybe we'll be too tired to make it. Well - if that does happen, we are agreed to stop and take a trip.
I am anxiously looking forward to this trip, but I am also completely dreading it. My darling husband will not be coming with me. And I am going to fiercely miss him. I hate, hate, hate being away from him. Plus I'm going to be 24 hours away from him with our three children. Thankfully my mother and one sister will accompany me so I won't be all alone.
We will be visiting with granny for the first part of our trip. I am excited to see granny. The kids are excited to see granny. I can't wait to see granny. And well, since it snowed here today, I can't wait to be down in sunny Florida soaking up sunshine and warmth and not wearing 72 layers in an attempt to stay warm.
Friday we will wake up extra early, hug and kiss granny goodbye and drive to Disney World to visit there for two fun-filled and jam-packed days. The best part, Disney is completely allergy/intolerant-friendly and so I won't have to worry about how to feed my darling daughter while we are at the Magic Kingdom. The kids are also very excited about this part of the trip too.
We come home Monday night. And Tuesday I take yet another trip that I am extremely excited about - I will fly to Pittsburgh to meet some incredibly wonderful women (Emily, Cooper, and Nervous Girl) Except I am incredibly nervous about it. Seriously, if we had extra money, I'd be buying a whole new outfit, getting my hair done, my nails done, new shoes and a cute new bag to match. Except, we don't and so I'll be going in whatever is clean when I arrive home late the night before with the same old purse I've had for ages and unpainted nails - but maybe a yes to the new shoes thing because I actually really am in need of a new pair. My current pair is ready to to be put to rest.
Anyway, all of this is to say, I will be MIA for a little bit. I'll pop on when/if I can. But in the meantime I need to procrastanate just a bit more on the packing, cleaning, laundry, cooking, baking and 23,480,157 things I need to accomplish prior to 10 pm Saturday night!