17 July 2007

"I need a vacation" pie

If you've seen the cute little movie Waitress, you get it. What do you think should go in my "I need a vacation" pie? Chocolate? Definitely.

Let's see. Preparation for this family reunion has required:

-portable menu planning (there will be 2.5 days of road travel, so we can't eat anything that is too crumbly, not self contained, or causes constipation)
-a collection of busy, formerly unknown activities
-the laundering of every item of clothing that we own, should anything need to be added to the suitcases at the last minute
-cleanage of the house (I always ask myself why on this one, but who wants their neighbors to think they're pigs? And who wants to walk in the door and be greeted with normal, everyday life so suddenly? No, I want to come home and be fooled into thinking I am happy to be back.)
-the gathering of buckets, towels and an emergency change of clothing for all (in case we have to endure another puke fest)

Our only cost for this little vacation will be:

-a new jar of marjoram (which Drew dumped all over my kitchen this morning while I was on the phone cancelling some appointments)
-5 lbs., at least
-several hours of sleep, as the day usally ends later and beginds earlier when you are travelling
-lots of patience (did I say we will be driving for 2.5 days? THERE AND BACK)
-10 days of blogging
-oh, and about $3,000.00

We will gain:

-funny memories (this year we actually have a stupid human trick to offer in the family talent show)
-a favorable tan
-some great pictures, if I remember my dadgum camera
-some semblance of a "break" (at least, that is what I am told)

Hmmm. Perhaps I will also need an "I need a vacation from my vacation" pie.

P.S. Woman to Woman will not be happening on July 24th. We will resume on August 14th.


An Ordinary Mom said...

For whatever reason, I need a HUGE vacation from my vacation pie. I loved my trip, but it really wiped me out.

Enjoy yours!

Jen said...

I agree about coming home to a clean house!

My theory of any vacation is that it should be less work than being at home, since it is after all, a vacation. I have yet to have that be the case with a family reunion.

MommyK said...

Check out www.momsminivan.com for tons of ideas for activities for babies on up. This site *saved* me on our trip to Micigan last May.

I had to laugh at the puke-fest comment. My son got carsick and threw up all over himself, his carseat, and his sister a couple of weeks ago, and all we had to clean it up was a handful of wipes and a burpcloth. I'm in the process of making an emergency "fluid expulsion" pack to keep in the car at all times!

utmommy said...

I ALWAYS have to come home to a clean house. Maybe it's because I know that the second we walk in the door it will be a disaster. And who wants to add a disaster to an already existing disaster?

Right now I'm needing a "Vacation from Vacation" pie!

Morning Glory said...

Have a really, really wonderful time. You deserve it!!

Lisa said...

A clean house is a must! There are too many things to do once you return already. Have fun!

Christina said...

Have a wonderful vacation! BTW, when you get back, you've been tagged. I know...you've probably done this one already but I know so few people who blog that I'm going down my short list. Lucky you! Here's my post about it:

Lucy said...

I hope you have a wonderful vacation. Good luck with your travels, and I hope it is filled with all of the wonderful unknowns that really make a vacation a vacation.

Scribbit said...

I've so wanted to see that movie and it's one of the few chick flicks that my husband refuses to go with me to. YOu want to see it with me? That would be fun.

SingForHim 94 @ Real Life said...

Have a great vacation! When you get back, I've given you the Blogger Reflection Award! Your Woman to Woman series has really made an impact on me!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

No more Jonatha Brooke playing on your blog makes me :( I don't care how much REM wants me to be one of the Shiny Happy People. either

Lara said...

Yes...coming home to a clean house is the most important part.

Last month's vacation we ran into an emergency and had to sacrifice the clean house before we left. It took me a couple weeks to recover. YUCK!

meta said...

i hope you have a wonderful time. a clean home does make returning home 100 times easier! it's just so hard to keep it clean before you actually leave the house and lock the door!! good luck.

Zoe said...

Shish-kabob!! It has been long enough!! I want to hear something about your vacation and you!!! Aren't you back yet? :) :)

Pattie said...

Pie? Did you say pie? *chuckle*

Have a wonderful time...come back rested and with pics!

It's just me... said...

Gotta love the puke-fest. It seems that is a key part of most family vacations - it's the union in reunion!

Can't wait to hear all about it!