Monday, June 15, 2009

15 Minutes

I'm giving myself 15 minutes to empty my head of all the things I want to say.

Ready, set go.
I'm leaving in the morning for Arkansas. Bright and early. Well, early but not bright.

I spent some time today packing. I'm am queen of the carry-on. I can be gone a week and get everything I need in one bag. (My husband loves me even more for this!) I hate checking bags. Especially when I don't have a direct flight. I'm PARANOID that my luggage won't arrive at my final destination, so once again, I've got everything I need until Saturday in my carry-on. Woohoo!

I'll be home sometime Saturday night.

VBS begins on Monday so I'm going to hit the ground running. Especially since I'm helping with VBS this year. I swore I'd seen the last of those days, but I really had no good reason to say no this year. All of my kids will be there and I have lots of free time during the school year so I decided to give it a go. The perk is that I'm working with my sweet friend, Dana, and another guy who seems super laid back. I'm actually very excited about it.

I'm NOT excited about getting out the door early on those days. My kids have been sleeping until 8:30/9:00AM every day. (All of you guys with toddlers and babies--there IS hope that you can sleep past 6AM again one day). We're going to need to leave a little after 8:30 each morning. Man, I'm thinking that's going to be rough. Maybe John can work on getting them up earlier while I'm gone this week.

Speaking of John. He's working from home most of the week. I'm thankful that his bosses are flexible like that. I'm also thankful for some dear friends who are entertaining my children while John has some meetings. You guys are THE BEST. Thank you!

I debated taking my laptop with me to Arkansas, but decided against it. I'll probably check in a time or two while I'm gone, but then again I may not. I'll see what I feel like.

I'm sad to miss out on a farewell party for Joanne tomorrow. I'm hoping someone blogs about it so I won't feel too left out...hint, hint.

Okay, my 15 minutes are up. I need to try to get some sleep! I actually have to set the alarm clock tonight. I never EVER set an alarm clock. I either get John to wake me up or wake up on my own. I don't even HAVE an alarm clock. I have to use my cell phone! 

I hope you all have a great week!

15 comments:

Kendra said...

I hope you managed to wake up on time and have a smooth flight to AR. And I hope you dad is doing well!

Do you promise about the whole sleeping past 6 AM phase coming soon? Really? I hope so. I'll remember these early rising morning when he's a teen and sleeps till noon! I can't wait for those day!

Deidre said...

Have a safe trip, Meredith! I pray your dad is feeling much better.

Lindsay said...

Mer, Praying for you as you head to Arkansas. May the time with your Dad be blest. So love you and your family. Hope to see y'all in beautiful CO before too long.

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Been praying for your trip and your dad this morning. And I'll blog...promise!

Robin said...

Hope you have a safe trip and enjoy your time in AR.

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

i'm so impressed with your packing ability. enjoy your trip!

Gretchen said...

Have the best trip, you uberpacker, you!

Amber said...

Have a safe trip!!!

And can I just tell you how impressed I am with your packing skilz?! That is amazing. I want to be like you when I grow up.

Christi said...

Have a nice time!

And by the way...I know what you next post needs to be about...how to pack for a week in a carry on bag!!!

Seriously! :)

Holly said...

I did blog about it...and you were sorely missed!!

Enjoy some good time with your family!

Emily said...

Hope you don't melt in AR! You may be wishing for cool CO weather before long. :)

Carpoolqueen said...

The early morning VBS schedule is KILLING me!

Only two more days.

Lauren Kelly said...

Have a GREAT trip!!! :)

Betsy said...

Have a great trip to Arkansas, Meredith! And you don't even know how jealous I am that you don't own an alarm clock! haha I HATE waking up to that thing every morning! Uuuuggghhh!

Kecia said...

Hope you had a great visit, and that your dad is doing well.
Let me know how the detergent works! I've made homemade "Cheezits" before and we all loved them. And we loved making tortillas with the justaddwater mix.
But easy is good too...