July 23, 2009

TGIF. But what day is it?

I have had time issues before. Time slips by me. Time zooms by me. Time sneaks up and pinches me on the butt. This happens to all of us.

But have you ever given yourself TOO much time. Perhaps, you forgot you had MORE time? I did this very thing. And the funny part, I took my girls with me on my little time trip. Have a clue what I am talking about? Nah. You can’t.

The girls and I are taking a trip. We are leaving Wednesday. I am almost all ready. Flights booked. Car rented. Animals taken care of. Prescriptions picked up. Newspaper stopped. Mentally packed my bags. (I need a much bigger bag)

Then it hit me today. We are not leaving until NEXT Wednesday.

And yes, I have TWO calendars in the house. TWO.

Lindsay was mad about this because she is ready to go. TODAY!

Lauren was happy because she has deadlines to meet before we leave concerning her AP school work. My child has had school work all summer in preparation for her Junior year and AP classes.

Poor smart kid. Or smart poor kid?

Have I ever mentioned that I loathe flying. It is my biggest fear.

Well, falling out of the sky is really my biggest fear. If only there was a way to sedate myself and be a responsible adult at the same time.

The Coach will meet up with us later as we are heading to another destination.

Yep. Another flight. But I will have my ‘protector’ beside me. Plus, he used to work on airplanes for a living. What good does this do WHILE we are in the plane?? Not much, except calm my fears. Example:

Me: Hey, Hon, what was that noise? as I am white knuckling the armrest.

Coach: oh, that was the fuselage radiator sonic calculator adjusting to the altitude blah blah blah….Then I order wine.

You know I made up the airplane words right? Yeah I figured you would.


Anyhoo, We are very excited. I am going to see my Mom, Aunt, Uncle and my cousins Patrick and Chris in Atlanta.

Then we are off to see some other place…it starts with a C and ends with an O.

Oh, crud, I just gave it away.

This adorable boy with ‘wharf breath’ is going to miss ME!


*****Aunt trish.

A big shout out to my Aunt Trisha for tomorrow will be her birthday...."it's your birthday, we're gonna party like it's your birthday"...I hope you have a fantastic day!

I owe you many thanks for helping to guide me through my younger years...teaching me simple things like the art of laughing at yourself, manners, making a bed (nurses corners) and for heavens sakes, if not for you, I would not know the proper way to set a table.....could you imagine our Thanksgivings without a proper table setting????


We can't wait to see you!! XOXOXOXO


I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

I have read a few blogs this week with folks losing loved ones and family friends…this really breaks my heart and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Life is so fragile. We must handle it with care.

Makes me want to put those ‘Fragile handle with care!!’ stickers all over everyone. No, that would not be weird at all.

I wish for all of you precious time with your family & friends, an infectious song in your heart and a genuine smile on your face.


  1. Hi Girlie, Sounds like you all are going to enjoy a couple of great trips. Your Atlanta family will love seeing you all ---and that trip to Colorado (I assume) sounds heavenly this time of year!!!!! Take lots of pictures....

    Hope you have had a great day.

  2. I want to go to Co too. Actually my grandsons from Co are coming to Texas in two weeks so there will be more room for you guys!!

    Have a blast.

  3. Don't worry, I have two calendars just in my office.
    I hope you have a safe and a wonderful trip with your family!

  4. Good for you!!! I hope you all have a wonderful time and safe travel. Happy Birthday to Aunt Trisha too!!! (Are you sure her bday is tomorrow or is it next Sat.???) ha

  5. is this waht eric has to look forward to now that he has had "that" birthday? i hope you have enough underwear to get you through to when you actually leave... so you don't have to unpack your suitcases! I am thrilled that you are going to see your family... and finally be able to put your arms around your soldier! (did you pack kleenex?)

    Happy Birthday Aunt Trisha! (she sure taught you well!!)

  6. Save travels.

    Oh, and I LOVED the airplaine words. Totally cracked me up!

  7. Happy traveling. I would just love to have a vacation just to get away from things.

    And your flights will end up just fine.

  8. Have a safe and wonderful trip. I can't wait to hear all about it. :)

  9. have a safe trip! and yes you can get sedated and have your wits about you at the same time, just put on a pair of headphones and listen to the sultry sounds of Billy Joel, now that is heaven my friend. you know i may be right, you may be crazy, but it just may be a lunatic your looking for!!... i love billy!!

  10. Two calendars??

    Praying for uneventful travels and wonderfully eventful memories.

    TWO calendars?????

  11. Have fun.. enjoy the last bits of your kids' summer vaca!!! We'll be here when you get back! : ) Have fun in C O too. It's pretty there. And not so hot. My favorite part! LOL

  12. I had to look up the 52 states to figure this one out.

  13. Have a fab trip! (I too suffer from the whole fear of flying thing...wishing you a smooth quick flight)

  14. just don't fly air france bee, you should be ok!!... and happy b day to aunt trisha!

  15. You have a lot of fun planned! I'm a bad flyer too - I take 1/2 a xanax which calms me but doesn't turn me into a zombie (at least I don't think so! LOL!)

  16. Have a safe trip! I don't have Wharf Breath, but I will miss you:)

  17. Would you mind giving me some of your excess time? I don't have enough of my own. Have a safe trip to Atlanta and C---o. And I hope your aunt has a wonderful birthday.

  18. Hey, Forgot to say that I think you are going to CAIRO --instead of Colorado..... HA HA HA HA

    Love, B

  19. Hi,Thanks for visiting me.It's great when you gain time, not so good when you loose it.  Here's looking to a great trip.Love the Boxers.

  20. It's not all bad, being ready a week early! Hope you have a wonderful trip.

  21. only you suz, only you.
    bon voyage, safe trip and remember flying is safer than driving. really.

  22. I am not a great flyer, either, anymore (I used to be!), but I'm pretty sure that you will do well with those sweet girls of yours. They can keep you occupied (card games? travel scrabble? dominoes? arguing?) and you will arrive before you know it.
    Happy birthday to your auntie. I love how you are so ready to give credit to others.
    Thank you for the sweet, kind words. It's been crazy, but we will do it one moment at a time. XO

  23. A whole week in advance? That's pretty darn funny :-D Do you have to unpack now to make it to next Wednesday?

    Flying stinks, I'm with you on that one!

  24. You are a riot Sue. Happy Birthday Aunt Trish! She looks so sweet and pretty in that photo.

    My first guess was Curacao in the "ABC" island chain..Aruba! Barbados! Curacao!

    Then I see others guessed Colorado....probably more like it since the flight to Curacao is BUMPY!!!!

    Safe travels my friend!

  25. Have a safe trip. Are you really going to Colorado??? Where? How cool!!!

  26. So is it this Wednesday then? Best wishes for a safe trip. When you come back you can 'meet' or foreign exchange student.

    Hope you are having a good weekend. ~Natalie

    p.s. I just taught my daughter how to make the hospital bed corners a few weeks ago...

  27. Hey Suz
    Hop on a flight over to the lovely English Lakes and come to see my husband. He is a clinical hypnotherapist and sorts out lots of flying phobias

  28. You are flying today. I just prayed for you : ) Oh yes I did. And are you going to Californio or Costa Rico or Colorado? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm? I love jet setters. Looooove them like crazy. Be safe jet setter. Very, very safe!


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