Thursday, July 2, 2009


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!

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