December 16, 2009

A little random, a little early

Who says you can't do a random post on Wednesday?  Anyone?

I feel like I have so much to tell you but nothing to say. Every night as I'm lying in bed, somewhere in between sleeping and waking, I come up with brilliant post ideas. But when I wake up in the morning, it's completely gone. Although, I'm not completely confident that they would be so brilliant under the light of day.  The one time that I actually sat up and wrote down what I was thinking, when I read it in the morning I realized it was a horrible idea.

I am currently in the throes of trip preparation.  I hate this part. I must clarify. I love my husband's family and I love spending time with them. But that drive.  Being shut up in the car for that long.  Being shut up in the car for that long with all of my children strapped down.  Eating fast food and junk.  It's inevitable.  It will be miserable. I will be miserable.  Therefore, my husband and children will be miserable.  It is not something I look forward to.

Being warm, though, that I am looking forward to.


glitterbygrammie said...

Yes i now how ahrd it is. I started a blog for writing and now I ahve a hard time doing it. I get ideas and remember stories from long long ago. But I don't know if they will be interesting. I guess I will just have to put them down and let other's decide

wonder woman said...

We've got a 15 hours drive ahead of us, then a pit stop at my parents, then another 4 hours to complete the drive.

Over the river, through the woods, and possibly through Hades, to Grandmother's houses we go!

Lara said...

4 years ago I said we will never travel on Christmas again. It's just too stressful. It has been so nice to stay home and create our own traditions!

Sometimes we do the traveling for New Year's instead. This year we won't, but we'll go in the summer.

And, I keep a notebook by my bed for all those thoughts that swirl around. Not jut for blog posts, but they definitely make it in sometimes. Usually for stuff I just remembered I have to do and I know if I don't write it down it will not get done.

Emmy said...

Yes I too hate the long car trips. Eric usually always drives so I get stuck on handing the kids snacks, finding them new toys, trying to reach the things they drop; while he peacefully watches the road and drives..

Hmmm I think I am going to drive next time.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I'll be praying for you :) While we don't have a long drive ahead of us, we do have many separate family gatherings, every single one of 'em. It's just too much for the little ones to drag them from place to place to place to place. I'm not looking forward to that. Pray for me when we have to tell one of them we're not coming, will ya?

Momza said...

Ha! I think I remember a post similar to this last year--or was it Spring Break? In any case, I feel your pain. Skype helps me keep in get that "let me look at you and laugh with you in real time" without having to leave the comfiness of your own home. Judy Jetson had it right on.

Lourie said...

Oh I do not envy you the drive. I do wish you the best of luck and that you will be safe in your journey. This weekend is supposed to be warm. Not sure about the week of Christmas. There may be rain. But no snow, and probably considerably warmer still.

Liesl said...

Those ideas are slippery little suckers. Still write them down though. At least one in ten will be good. That's generally my ratio.

Ack, the drive.

Barbaloot said...

Hope the trip is worth the drive!

Jo said...

Fast food, and junk.... I like to load up the cooler with yummy food from home. It is a whole lot cheaper! I don't share your lack of enthusiasm for driving places. I love to travel (in the car) you get to see the world! good luck on the drive. say hi to my Uncle Jon for me:)

Kristina P. said...

I don't envy you with the drive! I do with the wamrth.

Michelle 2021 said...

Yes, I feel for you. We only have an eight hour drive but did I mention that it's through the nothingness that is WYOMING? Actually, having driven it a few times, I've learned to appreciate its Let's go with "becomingness." It's its own thing and doesn't apologize for being what it is, and I have to respect you, WY.

Once when driving home from Salt Lake we decided to try more and longer breaks. We stopped at Ferrin's sister's house for 2 hours, visited another friend and let baby stretch and play for another hour or two, and took our time with meals. BIG MISTAKE! We were 3 hours away from home at 6:30 at night, in Vail (which is in the middle of the very rocky Rocky Mountains), with an impending thunderstorm and a highway full of deer ahead of us. Baby basically screamed then rest of the way home, throwing her binky in protest, uncomforted by toys or singing.

So we learned that, for us, it is better to leave early, push through and minimize break times. We still stop about twice in eight hours but we try to focus our activities.

I wish you a quick trip and lots of Christmas cheer to make it worth it.

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