I know, I know...I'm a little early. But I'm leaving on Saturday for a week at my daughter, Julie's, outside of Boston....and I won't be back until the day after Easter....sooooo, I didn't want to miss wishing my blog buddies a Happy Bunny Day before I left. Though I could have posted a little closer to the time I'm leaving, I've accepted that I'm borderline anal about preparing for these kinds of trips....so, let's just say I'm organized, and leave it at that. That's my story...and I'm sticking to it!
I can't promise that I won't post something from Julie's, but it's not likely. Some of you may have read my recent post, Blog Guilt, so you know exactly where I'm coming from. I have to tell you that you all have made it a lot easier with all of your supportive comments and e-mails....I honestly DO feel better about it.
I'm getting very anxious to see everyone. It's been six months since our last get-together at Jory's wedding in California. That's just TOO darn long. I'm missing some pretty wonderful things going on with Bella and Bastian. Julie and I are on the phone everyday, so I'm aware and pretty up-to-date; but to be there in person to see what I only get to hear about....that's what I'm looking forward to. That thought alone will get me through the bothersome airport hassles that I find so unappealing; getting there so early, the waiting around, the possible delays.
It's not like I'm a frequent flyer. By no means. My trips, especially nowadays, are centered around family and family occasions. I don't envision me flying around for anything else. This will actually be the first time in a long time that I've flown by myself. I've had the luxury of having my daughter, Jenna, with me for most of these trips over the last few years. I much prefer having her along for the ride...and the company. This time just didn't coordinate with her vacation time; so I'm solo. Despite a little angst surrounding this trip, I'm SO ready to devote some time to doing nothing but enjoying the babes and to watch them in their daily routines.
Bella is talking up a storm and will blast you with everything she can think of, so I'll be ready for some good conversations. She's finally decided potty training isn't as bad as she thought and it doesn't seem to cut into her valuable play time; so why not...plus she gets to wear all those cool big girl pants. It's definitely got its pluses!
Bastian is a whole new baby since I saw him last October. Well, it has been HALF of his life between visits for cripesake. He's got some major teething going on...molars. He's already got a bunch of teeth in front; but these back ones have been especially difficult. He eats like a lumberjack and poops like one too. He's starting to say a few words....or what resemble words. And....he gives 'high-fives' now. Ohhhhh! He's crawling all over the place and holds on to things and walks with them. He won't sit still and brings Mom along for the journey. He's wearing Julie out big time. She's constantly following him around from room to room watching him like a hawk, and hasn't got a minute to herself.
I did happen to come across a possible solution for Julie if all else fails...it must have been inspired by a mommy who was having 'one of those moments'....maybe one too many cups of coffee, not enough sleep, and the need to go to the bathroom badly. What do you think?
If it weren't for phone calls and e-mails filled with pictures, I'd be a pretty grumpy Grandma. So YES, I'm REALLY looking forward to this trip. This visit could very well keep me floating for a long time to come; and if I'm lucky, give me some great blog posts.