Friday, March 6, 2009

Going On A Trip!

Helloooo Fellow Bloggers!!

Sorry! I have been a bit busy these last few weeks. I was in tax crunch H-E- (well you get the point). I am supposed to manage the books for my husband's landscape construction business..but whoops! time gets away from me (could be the blogging!) and I have to do in a few weeks time what I should be doing all year long.

Besides the oh-so-fun tax stuff - I have been getting ready to take my daughter to Washington, D.C. tomorrow! She is attending a Jr. National Young Leader's Conference. Our flight is at 6:20 a.m which means we have to leave around 4 to get to the airport. Yikes!

I basically have to hand my daughter over for 6 days and meet up with her again at the airport on the day we fly home. She will be staying in a dorm with other girls. She is ELEVEN (nearly 12), people! what was I thinking?! But I am dragging my Mother with us, so her and I will hit the historic sights and do our own tour.

But of course the weeks leading up to this time off for the "Woman of the House" means alot of preparation for "the boys" that will be left home alone! That's right, my boys are 9, 4 and 37! So I have been busy not only packing for myself, helping the daughter along with her suitcase (including a sleeping bag for an overnighter in a museum!) but laying out sets of clothing for my husband and two sons. You know men can't dress themselves, or use the washing machine either or cook anything other than Top Ramen noodle soup & scrambled eggs!

As I sat there admist my empty suitcase, miserably looking at my mound of unsuitable CALIFORNIA clothing to be headed into what they said was 12 degrees in D.C. last week - tieing up loose ends of school needs (juiceboxes for school party & independent study forms) trying to decipher the crumpled up, washed & dried receipts for our taxes - scrounging through the loose sock bin in search of enough pairs of socks to last "the boys" through the maids (i.e. ME) time off - it really hit me that I will have 6 days off of not doing ANYTHING for ANYONE but ME! YIPEE!! :)

So I will be enjoying this next week - whether the sun is shining or not in D.C. and will hopefully have pictures to post for you then!


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Well...girl it's about time you checked've been missed and I've been concerned..sure understand tax "stuff"...I hope you have a super'll be missed some more my friend..
hugs ~lynne~

Happy To Be said...

OH Ms. Gilroy do have a fun trip...this sounds like heaven to me!!I hope you and your Mama enjoy yourselfs and your daughter also..and girl every time I ever too a vacation it would kill me getting ready for it..can't wait to hear about your trip...Be sfae...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda said...

Have a fun and safe trip, hope you blog about it! Enjoy the time with your daughter too.

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW~ Laurie!

What an awesome trip you have planned!

Have fun! ;)

Glenda said...

You are going somewhere I've always wanted to go. Just to see the historic sites.

I don't envy you going this time of year. It's been rainy and cold in CA, but nothing compared to there.

Enjoy yourself.


Bo said...

Good, you have been a busy bee...but your reward is coming up. Have a wonderful trip and tell your daughter congrats for being selected for the conference! ;-) Bo

Anonymous said...

I really like your blog especially the decorating ( been watching your spaces since RMS). I am here right outside of DC (about 15 minutes) in Northern Va and the weather has taken a chsnge for the better, it is supposed to get in 70's today and tomorrow. Enjoy the trip and congrats to your daughter for her achievements.


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Susan said...

I hope you have a wonderful time!

salmagundi said...

Once you get on that airplane, it will be wonderful, I know. Please enjoy yourself and your time with your mother. Don't worry about those boys - they will survive!! Sally

Anonymous said...

Hey don't worry about your taxes no one in DC pays them anyway..

Have a wonderful trip, take lots of pictures and congrats to your daughter, I think the weather is supposed to be okay :)

I know all too well about MEN grrr

All the best,
Kathy :)

Brenda said...

Have a great trip and vacation from every day life!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Laurie, what fun and how funny your post was! I am still laughing about laying clothes out for the "boys"! I'm sure this will be a wonderful experience for your daughter and a growing experience for both of you. Have a wonderful trip. I can't wait to see your pictures. laurie

Rue said...

Hi Laurie :)

I hope you have a great time! DC is wonderful to visit :)

LOVED the Disneyland pics, but they made me home sick. It was my home away from home LOL


nikkicrumpet said...

I hope you, your mom, and your daughter have a wonderful time. There is so much to see and do in Washington DC...and you know we're going to expect loads of pictures! Oh and if you see the president....tell him to STOP SPENDING ALL OF MY MONEY!!!

Donna Lynn said...

What a fun adventure to share with your daughter! I know what you mean about leaving the guys behind, when I flew off to TN last year it made me really nervous, but alas they all survived and so did the dogs! I did have my doubts though...
It has been quite a long time since I have checked in with you, hope all is well!
Donna Lynn

Susie Q said...

Hope it went well. My teen daughter was going to go...until the election results came back and she immediately ceased fundraising and returned the money.

I'd love to hear how it went!

kari and kijsa said...

Awesome for your daughter!! Hope you have a fabulous time!
kari & kijsa

Sunny Daze said...

Hello, just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed your blog and RMS pages. You have been such an inspiration. In fact, I had never read a blog before, you introduced me to this whole fabulous community! Thanks for sharing.

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kanishk said...

I hope you have a super'll be missed some more my friend..

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