Monday, August 31, 2009

Honey, I'm home.

Yep, after a week of traveling we have made it back to Northern, VA. We left last Monday at 11:30am. We were supposed to leave at 9am. Needless to say I was pissy. At J. For having to work. Snort.

Eleven hours later we end up in Lexington, KY at a resort that is actually quite nice. We eat dinner at midnight. Then crash. My Nana was very glad to see us & in fact, I slept in her room. (Because J & I aren't married...)

The next day we woke up late & lounged by the pool. J & I drank frosty beverages at the bar & just relaxed. Then we took Nana to dinner at the Olive Garden (her favorite) & put the kids to bed for a CRAZY night at the hotel bar. Bourbon flights, included.

Hungover like shit we get up & drive to Nashville, TN with our children. That was only a 4 hour trip. We get there in time for drinks & then Uncle B & Aunt N take us to putt putt golf/go cart racing. Then on to an awesome Mexican dinner complete with Sangria. A couple bottles of wine later we hit the hay...

Then we drive 2 more hours the next day to PARADISE. They have a lake house in Waverly, TN. It's up on a mountain that overlooks the amazing scenery. We were in heaven! We did fishing, tubing, 4 wheelings, shot guns, swam & drank our asses off... I've never been more exhausted OR had a better trip. The kids were great!

We left on Saturday & headed back to VA. Saturday night we stopped in Morristown, TN. We slept & then finished our drive at 8 hours back to Reston. We got home last night around 8pm.

Needless to say we are still exhausted, but in a good "warm fuzzy" kind of way.


I want to go back.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Random daily thought

First of all, I had way too much fun last night. A hotel, two interesting cab rides, two lounges & two clubs, way too much liquor & I'm surprised I'm still alive. By the way, my friends think I'm more fun on liquor. No wine for me last night. Well, until the VERY end of the night. Snort snort!

Seriously, we were out with some friends who happen to be another couple. We were talking about facebook. I am absolutely addicted & even look at it from my Blackberry. All.the.time. Interestingly enough, they made a pact to not use facebook. (or myspace, etc) Evidently there is a statistic that states it is the cause of a lot of break ups in relationships.

I think I'm going to look that up. And then, I may have to delete my facebook account.

What on Earth will I do next?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I want to blog...

And, I've tried a few times to start something, but the three screaming girls upstairs distract me.

So, I have to get to the grocery store for fruit to go in my Trashcan punch that I am serving up at J's sister's wedding tomorrow. We're leaving today for La Plata, MD for 2 days, then J & I are meeting some friends up in Annapolis Sat/Sunday & then Monday we're leaving for Kentucky & Tennessee.

I'll blog soon. Promise.

Monday, August 17, 2009


I strapped on a set & mentioned the word "dissolution" to the ex. In VA you have to be separated for a year when you have children. We've been separated for a year & a half now & living separately for over a year.


It has to be done.

Goodbye health benefits & hello real world.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Important lessons learned so far this month...

1. Don't flip out when your child cuts her own hair. Even if she does it at her dad's house & no one notices for 2 days. It's just hair. And, the child wanted bangs. She now think she looks like Dora. Thing 1 & 2 no longer have the same hair cut & it will be okay. When Thing 2 asked tonight if they were still sisters I laughed... Give them some space to become their own people, but never leave scissors in reach of a couple of precocious 5 1/2 year olds.

2. Eat a donut from time to time. Or a slice of cheesecake. I avoid these two foods like the plague. I eat maybe one donut a year, if that. And cheesecake is an annual event & most usually is consumed only on my birthday. If it's a glazed Krispy Kreme you want, indulge. Just don't over do it...

3. Tying in to #2, don't always count every calorie you consume or every calorie you burn. It's exhausting & dammit, I do it way too often. I went downstairs for a handful of cheeze-its & the Boy asked, "Do you really count out your crackers?" Yes, I do. I am that girl. Para.

4. Learn to let go. Having insane control issues only gives you a headache. There is no need to control EVERY.SINGLE.THING. Sometimes this lesson is far easier to type than to learn. Seriously. I am a control freak people!

5. Expect the worst & hope for the best. It's all you can really do.

6. Cherish your adult time. I say this as a newly (again) Stay at Home Mom. I don't get much adult interaction on a daily basis & I find that it is becoming a huge issue for me. Find ways to get out. I am faithful to my gym because I'm grateful for the sea of sweating adults I find inside. I am also enjoying the grocery store, pool & sometimes the mall. Spark up a conversation with a complete stranger & may he be cute. Ha ha!

7. Don't be such a bitch. Enough said.

8. Make time for your friends. There truly are people who want to spend time with you. Sometimes you just have to drive farther than 10 minutes to see them.

9. Getting a pedicure instantly makes you feel prettier. If you don't believe me, try it.

10. Don't ever shave your bikini area with a dull razor. Yes, I know this isn't exactly a "new" lesson, but those bumps hurt. And are a tad unsightly.

August isn't even halfway over, yet!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Random Friday thoughts

1. I went out to lunch today & left the house with two candles burning & the iron on. (iron was from J) My house didn't burn down. Whew.

2. TGIF. Seriously.

3. I went to the gym 4 times this week. I'm proud of that.

4. I am finally a Blackberry person. Snort. I love it.

5. J referred to me as a Stay at Home Mom to someone. It was strangely weird.

6. Wedding date has been set. Finally.

7. I need highlights. Badly.

8. The maid is back! I guess that means the economy is better.

9. I cut my foot in Target the other day on glass when a jar of Ragu jumped out of my cart. Three of my four kids started crying.

10. If you can't be good, be good at it!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009