So the cruise is just a week away. We're counting down the days ... and there is so much to do and so little time. Unfortunately, I'll be so ready for the vacation. Who knew you needed like 30 pieces of luggage, a variety of this and thats just to get on a seven day cruise? Of course, all this has had to be purchased from multiple stores ... so I'm tired of running.
We're almost ready. The middle bedroom is our "staging" area and is full of all the paraphenalia we think we'll need. Now I'm off to take my friend Tracy's advice ... put everything you think you'll need out for review and then put half of it away and pack the rest. Pretty good advice if you ask me!
Five years ago today our world changed. Within the span of one hour on September 11, 2001, the comfort and security I had felt my entire life was ripped away. I thought over time that the wounds would heal. And, they do as I go about the normal routine of my life. But each anniversay of 9/11, I find myself in tears remembering all the senseless loss -- of people, of families, of hope, of peace, of security and so much more.
We will forever remember this day. Never forget. Say goodnight, not goodbye.
I know they call them the terrible twos for a reason ... but we haven't got there yet so I thought I was still relatively safe. My dreams of a missive toddler came crashing to the ground this week, must like the last drop of a melting ice cream cone falling to the ground. This is a summary of what my little Miss Moo has started doing:
1. Responding to all questions with a resounding, "No." 2. When mommy or daddy asks her to do something, she gives a mischievous little smile and runs. Often accompanied by behavoir in #1. 3. Running away from us in stores, causing mommy to abandon the basket with identification, etc. in search if the escaped convict. 4. When aforementioned convict is caught, the ensuing drama includes yelling, screaming and throwing oneself on the ground while thrashing about.
I actually had to exit a store today for the first time due to behavior #3 and #4. What happened to my cute little baby who just laid there?
Hey! Just me checking in with you. I'd like to think I'm a plain-jane girl with all my priorities straight but those who know me know differently! I'm a work in progress. Mommy to two beautiful kids and wife to a wonderful man who puts up with a lot of my, shall we say, difficult requests. Will you join me? I'm working on my point-of-view. It just takes time to find the right picture.