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Yes...this is ALL about me, and mine. Marvellously self indulgent, feel free to tell me how splendid I am, leave comments, nice ones please, I have little kids and teenagers who can do the rude stuff. I am a grandma, to the glorious Joshua, I'm allowed to look frazzled and weary, I earned it. The older I get, the more I see that hanging on and being patient is worth it! They ( whoever 'they' are) are so right when they say you never know what is around the corner, it isn't always an articulated truck! It is vital to make the time for making memories, friends are the greatest treasure, I love mine. I am rich!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

She's making a list...

And checking it 352 times!
Yes people, it's list time.
Things to do before I go.
Things to buy before I go.
Things to pack.
Things not to pack.Things I have already packed. Things I have to wash before I pack.
Oh. My. Goodness. STOP with the lists!!!
So it's what...23.17. Sunday, that's today over right?
So 4 days left, well 3 1/2 til I get on a bus to Uncle Barry's house.
4 1/2 days til I get on a PLANE and fly to BOSTON.
I am so excited ( I tell you that because I know I have been so laid back and blase about it, scarcely mentioning it and all.)
I've been so excited that I couldn't wait to get started....I think I may have about 32 cases worth of stuff already waiting in Boston, Seth and his basketball stuff, Eli and his high school musical obsession, Isaac was getting sort of left behind a bit, I wondered and I puzzled and DING! Idea!!
I was chatting with Cathy and within minutes we had Isaac pretty much covered, he is going to be a mini Johnny Cash type person.
He has awaiting for him ( thankyou Cathy and your unbelievable online shopping skills) 2 pairs of cowboy boots, ( one red, one black) 2 shirts ( one red, one black) spurs ( like real cowboy ones!) Belt, buckle, hat, one of those lace tie things. I am probably more excited about seeing him all decked out in his cowboy stuff than he is to get it all. How clever of Cathy to know we had to get 2 of each ( although we did get size 1 and size 2 boots so he can wear one pair when the 1st pair are hammered)
H has his bribe, I mean gift, all bought and waiting ( again Cathy and her big boy George) he has a super duper iPod station thing, we will be booming til the neighbours weep. It is a portable one that was more expensive than the one that just sits plugged in, we must have the portable one for when we go, um...when we go CAMPING, that's it because we do that a lot.....check my blog.
Did you find all the entries when we went camping? Oh yes, one, entry where H took the boys on father and son camp, one night and the other two times when he didn't, because it rained.
You will never see an entry where I go camping. Never. Unless the world ends and we are forced to live on hilltop when we won't have internet anyway so, hey, still won't read about it.
However, we must have the portable iPod station, clever George managed to get the carry bag thrown in, so H is covered, bribed, thanked.
He has been so incredible about this whole trip. Not a single murmur about it, I will admit that if the tables were turned and he was going away for what is beginning to look like 5 days, with a group of people he had never met, leaving me with the boys....I am pretty sure that I would be very gritting teeth about it. Not H, he truly seems as excited about the trip as I am ( and not in a 'yeay 5 days without her' kind of way either!) He loves to hear our plans, he encourages me to buy things and prepare, he loves the people I am going to meet because he has heard all about them and also sees me snorting and laughing with them online every evening.
He hasn't said a word about money or what it is costing, he has just been a splendid example of gloriousness.
So, it's that time ...too early to really get ready and pack the bags, so close I can almost touch it.
Should probably go and make a list of something....

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Blogger Julie Q said...

:) Excited for you Helen.

I've seen on the news lately that some airlines are charging for every bag you take on your flight.

10:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just ironed and thought "oh I won't have to iron again until after I meet up". I checked all the packages and put them all together and double checked them again (for good measure). I pictured Isaac in his new boots, hat (psst you forgot to mention the red hat)shirt but we forgot about pants! What about pants?!! We still have time. They ship pretty quickly.

How many more sleeps now?

I think you have a gem of a husband! I would tell you to tell him I love him but I don't want him twinging at the thought of some stranger professing their love for him.

Instead I will tell you I love you and can not wait....oh the excitement.

Love you!
Cathy is the nipple twitch?

2:10 am  
Blogger TN said...

Where did you find that man???? Mine would be pitching a hissy fit. If I get out of his sight for more than an hour you would think I had left the country. Hang on to him for dear life. And have the time of YOUR life in Boston. I'm just a little jealous!!!!

2:21 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to come too.

9:50 am  
Anonymous Leah said...

Helen, I forgot to ask when I was in the car, PLEASE PLEASE can you get me some Goobers peanut butter and strawberry jam?

I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVEYOU, I'll give you the money when you get back.

1:48 pm  

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