Friday, June 19, 2009

Our Home and Native Land

Alrighty, folks, this is it. The next time you hear from us, we'll be across the border. Yes, they have the internets there, it's a very LARGE series of tubes. I am in the eye of the hurricane, that ultra-calm after a week of no sleep and freaking out and running around. I was cleaning my bathroom sink last night at 10:30, for god's sake, what the heck?! Now I am just trying to psych myself up for the drive and everything that might happen. I have a sippy cup tucked everywhere a sippy cup could possibly fit, and cousin J made me some mix CDs that I can't wait to listen to, and I've got the sports bra and yoga pants all laid out. Now let's see, where did I put that chauffeur...
The sad truth is, I actually love to drive. There are people who really hate driving, like The Ta and my sister N. If they could be a passenger for every car trip they'd be happy peeps. Not me. I like the games you play with other cars (like, 'Oh, Cut Me Off Why Don't You, Now It's Payback Time', or 'What, You Want to Ride On My A**? Now I'm Gonna SHOW You Slow Driving'). I like the adventure of going someplace. Most of all, I find it incredibly relaxing. Any other time when I'm trying to relax, I'm thinking about what show I could be watching or book I should be reading or laundry that needs done, ad nauseum. In a car, driving, you're forced to just focus on the road and chill and be alone with your thoughts. That is, if you're not singing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' over and over for a screaming child, so we'll see how that goes.

I will try to get one more post out before the official vacation begins, but it not, I hope everyone has a nice 4th holiday/Canada Day and I look forward to catching up with everyone when I return!


Shannon said...

I love your writing style! It makes me want to write more then my sucky short choppy sentences, because my brain goes on hold whenever I write a post lately.

Have a great trip! I hope the J will be absolutely fabulous for you!!!!!

Billy said...

Have a nice time in Canada :-)
[hope the trip won't be too bad]

Genkicat said...

Have a wonderful time. I also like road trips - and don't mind the drive. Mind you, never done it with a one year old...yet!

Rector Funhouse said...

You're right, I hate driving.

But it's because I'm SMART and know how much can go wrong in a split second and how bad I can be about properly paying attention to something.

Like the blood-thirsty road.

Glad to hear you and Jilly arrived safe. See you in a week!

The Ta said...

How many times has PVF asked for The Ta?

Cutest video last night....asked Beau to find the Baby jenny.... He went into full search mode. So Cute.

Jellybean Mama said...

My mom said something about 'Tata' last night, and Jelly looked all around, and then at her, and said very sadly and hopefully, 'Tata?'

I was like, ohhhh, it's going to be a long two weeks.

Thanks everyone! The J was TOTALLY fabulous!