Here I go again. I have not stopped since our last vacation which began on July 4. We went to the OBX, NC. It was a blast. While I was there, I might not have said the same. We went with my husbands family which was wonderful except that my niece and nephew threw up the second night we were there. Yes, we got it. Of course! We get everything! I cant handle vomitting illnesses! They drive me crazy. On top of that our youngest ended up with hives for like 3 days while we were there (the last three days). But, all in all traffic included it was a great and memorable trip. I would do it again in a heartbeat! So we are back for a week and a half and headed out again. This time we are going with my family, which is proving to be a little difficult as well since my dad has all these ultimatums placed on this trip. Really I think he doesn't want to go and he is just looking for excuses. I am waiting for the daily phone call for something else I need to change in order for him to go. I am at my wits end! At the present time I am waiting for my hubby to finish staining the deck so that I can start packing and take our oldest to a birthday party. Oh the joy of a pool party. I have to sit there for 2 hours so I make sure my child doesn't drown in the community pool. Lets hope no one throws up or poops in it while we are there. See how I always look at the positive side of things! HA!
Wasn't my last post about how much I love summer? Well, so far, I am a bit overwhelmed by the upcoming trip we have planned to the beach. We have built it up so much that I am so fearful something will happen to sabotage it. My oldest went to his football party last night where the coaches son was sick. I was convinced and still am somewhat that he will be sick come Saturday morning when it is time to leave. I have not started packing yet. This would jinx the whole trip! I am surprised I even have some of the stuff I need. I do still need to make one run to the store tomorrow for the last odds and ends, mainly some food to get us through the first dinner and breakfast in case we don't get there until after 4:00 p.m. on our arrival day. I always like to have everything planned with contingency plans in case something goes wrong. It is best especially with 4 children. A friend of mine just got back from a beach vacation with her 4 kids. They totalled their car on the way down. They still enjoyed their trip. They are like that, very laid back. I wish I could be. I need to learn how to reduce the stress in my life and how not to let it bother me. It is crazy how something out of your control can eat at you! I am hoping to take everyone to the pool this afternoon. I am exhausted as usual and hope that will revitalize me for the evenings activities whatever they may be. So hopefully tomorrow will bring a productive day of packing and healthy family so that we may make our trip to the beach and enjoy this vacation that I have built up for several months. I'll let you know how it goes!