Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Day Before

For once, I have *most of* my clothing packed for tomorrow. James begged me to not be running all crazy tonight, so I did it. Although, I will still be running crazy, of course. There are still toiletries to pack, the Yukon to drop off (I told my mom she could take it to WI for my grandma. A prescription (I need a root canal, I guess) to be picked up and a million other things. So, instead, here I am. Because I am not here as often as I want to be. I have been suffering from some crazy form of "people fear", outside fear, life fear...you could call it really. I have shut off from a lot. I realized it was hurting my children so I have to work harder.

I have joined this decade, finally, by buying a NintendoDS for the flight. Nik has one (James has the PSP). I thought it would be fun because everyone is always talking up BrainAge and, also, this way Nik can contact me on the flight from whatever seat she is in.

Nik's best friend is coming with us, as well. She has always been like another kid to us so I am looking forward to spending some time with the two of them before college calls them away.

What I wish most is that I could live someone else's life for awhile. But that's not possible, is it?

I plan on taking the laptop with me and hope to post updates as we go along.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

I LOVE brain age!! I found it a little frustrating at first, but eventually got my age under 84!! :-)

Laura said...

Have a lovely and safe trip!

Kesha said...

I hope you have a great trip. Enjoy yourself.

kesha.

Emblita said...

I hope you and the kids have a wonderful trip!

Courtney said...

Have a safe and fun trip!

Nance said...

It is possible to live someone else's life for awhile. Especially on vacation. Every time you find yourself falling into the same old reflexive lines, habits, or tensions, just recognize it and try to respond a little differently. That's a start. I try to do that as often as possible when I'm feeling low or stressed. And I do it all the time during the summer. It helps. Have a nice time...and try it.

Jessica said...

Have a great trip. Laura. I'll call you when you get back. Maybe we could do a Henry Ford museum excursion!

Sending much love.

Donna said...

Be careful and ENJOY the trip!!!hughugs

Jeanette said...

Have a wonderful time. man, I am jealous. I need a vacation so bad and mines not until July 28th. At least we planned a nice trip to the UP..Houghton and Copper Harbor etc... never been there in all my many years living in this state. Hope you have a saft trip.