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Matthew 6:33

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Travel Time

Ok! Where do I begin?

I don't travel much. I really don't fly. Not because I am scared, but just because we don't go anywhere and when we do, we drive. So here is the story.

My husband got a new job last summer and he comes home a few weeks ago and tells me that he has to go on a business trip. In the 11 years he worked for his old job, he did not travel anywhere at all. So this is a bit new to us. We start talking about that fact that it would be great if I could go along. Then reality hit me. I have a 7 1/2 year old in school, I carpool the neighbor children, I work at home, I have a 2 year old, I am in charge of our Wednesday night program for the 1-3 graders at our church, blah, blah, blah! You get the picture.

So I just put it out of my mind and planned for holding down the fort for 5 days. I was dreading it. Days without a break. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Then a miracle came. Her name was Tina, AKA Golden Goodness. Tina works for me on Tuesdays and last week she says, "You should really go on the trip."

*Back story-Tina's husband travels alot and she trys to go with him as often as possible. Sometimes they even make it a family event. However, she nows what is like to be stuck at home with two kids for several days, even weeks. She's a good mom.

So back to the story.
I say, well I don't know. I have this and that and that other thing. She then says, I will watch Rachel, just find someone for Benjamin. REALLY! You want to add a 2 year old on top of already having a 2 1/2 year old and 4 year old at home. WOW! So of course, I start planning.

For those of you who don't know me very well, I am a little OCD and I was very concerned about making sure I didn't over pack for the kids, but had everything in order. I had lists for everything. People who know me will be surprised that I did not type out all these lists and make spreadsheets. I didn't. Came close, but didn't.

Fortunately, my mother said she would watch Benjamin and even stay at our house. So, I did not have to pack all of his things, but I did want it to be as easy as possible for my mom, so of course, I made lists for her as well and set out all his uniforms and made sure all the laundry was done before I left. She also offered to take over my carpooling duties and take Benjamin to his swimming lessons. Thanks mom.

Okay, now Rachel. Packing her stuff is a whole different story. You have to think of everything that they would possibly need. Fortunately, like I stated before. Tina has kids, so I didn't worry about the Tylenol or toys or even a bed. It worked out great. Rachel didn't even care when I left. She was so excited to be at Evan and Ella's house and all their toys. I had to beg for good-bye love.

Now on to me. My husband left after church on Sunday morning. We packed as much as we could into his bag, but I ended up having to check a bag as well. I also had to pack everything for my work. I work at home on Monday and Tuesday compeleting payroll for a company. This is the first time that I was going to try and do it somewhere other than my office at home. I decided not to train anyone else to do it because I am a little of a control freak. Did I meantion I have a little bit of OCD?

Did I also tell you I don't like to fly? I am not scared, just anxious because I don't fly very often. I flew once last year, but it was probably 8 years before that. So, I got to the airport two hours early, like they suggest. It took less than five minutes to check in and go through security. So I had almost two hours to wait. Finally got on the plane and of course, I have the only seat with someone else. Everyone else had two seats to themselves. There was a lot of turbulance, but fortunately the flight was only about an hour. Got to Atlanta, GA, found the baggage and shuttle and off to the hotel.

And here I am, done with my work (completed it this morning), no kids, no schedule, no laundry, no appointments, no school pick-up, no nothing. I am really going to have to enjoy this and soak it all in.


Doran & Jody said...

Have fun!!!!

My Goodness said...

Thank you for all the kind words! :)

I'm really glad that you decided to go...everything is fine here...and OH MY GOODNESS! You're done with work?? Whoo Hoo!!

I'm a little jealous of the alone time you're having...

I'm proud of you for making it all work out...

Now come home, I miss talking to you ALL.THE.TIME!! hee!!

Brittany said...

Wow! have a wonderful time!!!!

Tina is so sweet. I am her blog buddy, and she always leaves me the kindest of words!

The Boyds Family said...

I'm so glad you got to go....Tina's so great!!

You and I have a few things in common. I never travel either. I have a little of that OCD thing you were talking about. I also have anxiety about things. AND I will be in GA this Thursday - flying by plane for only the second time in my life.

Sorry, didn't mean to ramble....enjoy your time off!

Amy said...

Enjoy yourself!...And when you get back to "normal life," tell us all about your trip!:)

God Bless,

P.S. Tina, you rock!:)

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