Monday, June 25, 2007

I live

This thing is kicking my ass.

On a week I cannot afford an ass-kicking.

Despite an amazing domestic takeover by the spouse extraordinaire this weekend so I could "rest," I am still fighting this thing. (That's how I refer to it now, as the "thing," because it has taken on a life of its own--my life--and has applied for residency and a social security number.) But I have to beat it this week because the Griswolds begin our Magical Mystery Tour 2007 this weekend. The tour which only contains the mystery of what the hell are we thinking by doing this. The itinerary is so bizarre and non-sensical, the timetable impossible, and we are as unprepared as we usually are for such excursions. But yet we continue year after year just adding kids.

And can you believe I am really looking forward to it?

Because despite the crazy which we pack plenty of, we do have a great time. And I'm going to see a whole lot of people that I love and miss a lot.

And you wanna know the best part? Is that the whole thing will be filmed and posted here so that you, too, can experience it with us. You'll be able to smell the gasoline at $3.50 a gallon, the rest stop bathrooms with a potty-training toddler, and all of the Cracker Barrel toys you can shake a 6.99 rain stick at. It'll almost be like you're right there in the passenger seat eating licorice and yelling at your husband on the Crackberry while driving.

I hope the thing stays home and watches the dogs and picks up the mail.


Jodi said...

We can soon swap stories of our roadd trips while sipping a cockatail at T & P's wedding. See you soon. Safe travels!

Jen said...

Hooray! You're alive, glad to hear it. Thanks for the nice comment over on my blog. We also do a "Family Tour", although we're skipping it this year, since we just bought a house (next year, maybe we'll have tour T-shirts!). We only have the one child, but it's always an adventure. Just think, you're making such lovely memories *grin*

Laura said...

Stopping by to wave. Hope you are feeling better. I've made a blogroll for BW and am adding this blog to it. Mainly, it makes it easier for me to click through and spy on everyone. :)