Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Flown the coop

Inspiration that is. Lots going on, but I can’t seem to formulate a cohesive thought. Still working on the big ass grant due Friday. I will be glad when it is no longer hanging over my head. I’m starting to dream about the damn thing.

We leave for Colorado at O’Dark Hundred on Sunday morning for a ski vacation trip. If you’ve never gone on a ski vacation trip, trust me when I tell you it’s a TRIP not a vacation. It will be the four of us, my parents, Sib #2's three kids, and Sib#4. The logistics are making me feel faint.

I’ve dug out most of the ski stuff. Had to replace a few things. Stupid youngest child still GROWING. Please STOP. I fixed and froze Goulash on Sunday for one of our evening meals. My mother has something prepared and frozen as well. The rest we’ll figure out when we get there.

Precious Oldest was back last weekend for a brief visit. It was the regional Robotics competition. She wanted to see her sister’s team and visit with the folks who were still around from her team last year. I have pictures, just need to get them uploaded.

If you don’t know anything about the F.I.R.S.T. robotics competition, read this. It’s pretty interesting and a lot of fun. I’m proud of my girls (who are readers, writers, speakers) for getting involved in a more math/science thingy that’s a touch out of their comfort zone. Oh, and precious Youngest's alliance took second place, missed going to nationals by FOUR points.

The Saint is leaving town again today. This makes three weeks in a row. It’s only been three nights each trip, but I still don’t like it. Especially when we still have a lot we need to pull together for this trip. And he’s going to miss the blur of Precious Youngest walking across the stage tonight to receive her “Academic Excellence” award. Sheesh.

I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow. My stylist is pregnant and due in June. The first thing I said when I found out was "Congratulations", the second was "But what about my HAIR?". Nice, right?

My, I’ve rambled a bit. Thanks for listening. Sometimes I need to get this stuff out of my head to make room for thinking about the things I need to DO RIGHT NOW.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Babies are nice and all, but we are talking abou your HAIR here!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Rather selfish of your stylist not to even consult you on this, no?

DaisyJo said...

I have that lack of inspiration problem sometimes too. Then I interact with people, and I'm back in business.

I hope you have a good time on your pseudo-vacation.

Fannie Mae said...

Jenn and Suburban - I love the concern you have for my hair, bless your hearts.

Daisy - I think the looming deadline is truly to blame. If I can't get some blog fodder out of a vacation with extended family then I might have to give it up for good!

drawer queen said...

Have a great trip FM. You can leave all the work stuff behind and make sure and pack a flask, not for the mountain, but for the trip there.

Vanessa said...

Once you get it all pulled together I bet it will be a great trip. The growing? I've heard it happens when you feed them. ;) Seriously, blogs are great for a brain dump! Goulash sounds great, my mom used to make that. Ok, now this is turning into a brain dump!

Shelley said...

This is Thursday night, so soon all that nasty grant stuff will just be a memory, and ... ski trip! I'm hoping that all the planning and packing are more complicated than the actual trip, and you end up having a wonderful time!