Yesterday was wonderful, but alas, today I have to get something done. We'll be leaving this weekend, headed to the Colorado mountains, and there's much to do between now and then.
My parents have graciously offered to house/chicken/dog sit, with the only payment being that I stock up plenty of coffee and creamer. That makes leaving easy, but there is that 16 hour car ride to think about and plan for. The DVD player and CD player in my van are both broken, so we're going to improvise with the iPod and portable DVD player. Usually we just ride with books for entertainment, but a trip this far calls for reinforcements! I downloaded a couple of our favorite books, got a travel version of Blokus for the boys to play, and now just need to think of what will keep a four-year old little girl happy for that long. As Father Tim says, "There's the rub."
Plenty of snacks, a bag for my knitting project, and a couple of great books, not to mention packing jeans and long-sleeves for a week in cool weather. Swimsuits, running shoes, and a scooter or two if we can fit it in. We haven't made a long car ride in a few years, and oddly, I'm looking forward to it.
Between now and when we leave I need to order the rest of Caiden's books for school, do laundry, make sure the house is clean, and take a dog (the bad one) to the vet, which usually ends up in my arm being wrenched from its socket.
All that'll be left for tomorrow is the weekly allergy shots, washing the sheets for my parents, and keeping three children patient while they wait to go! And maybe me, too.