Friday, October 19, 2007

lists, planning and trips.....

I am a list maker and a planner. I know that if there is something (like a carrot or for me a diet coke) I am more apt to do it! I like to have something to look forward too, it makes the mundane days of work go faster and rough patches a little easier to swallow....

I have planned a "Desperate Housewives" getaway weekend, some of you just laughed 'cause I am so not a stay at home mom/housewife, Martha and I have nothing in common, but my posse aka girlfriends are mostly all SAHM's and we are escaping! We have rented a cabin in Cd'alene for a long weekend and we are going to stay in our jammies, scrapbook, someone is going to cook, or we hope so and we are just to relax, no children, no hubby's little to no stress, doesn't it sound divine? Knowing this event is just a few weeks away, I have been able to deal with juggling 4 people's schedules, mike going back to work part time, changes at the store and the arrival of a ton of freight, class schedules, doctor's appts and on and on.

My folks are going to Hawaii for 2 weeks in February. In fact my whole family is going but my immediate household. They are miffed that we aren't going.. but let me show you my list of reasons why we aren't going. Its fairly straightforward..

1- $$$$$$$$$$$

2- one full time job for me

3- $$$$$$$$$$

4- a Store that oh yeah I OWN

5- $$$$$$$$$$

6- Two kids that go to high school, they can't miss 2 weeks of school

7- $$$$$$$$$$

8- a husband who will be working full time (notice how I spoke that out confidently)


10- 3 boxers and a little princess named Sister


get the point? They have rented 2 homes so our housing would be covered but airfare would be about 2000.00 and then food and play for even a week would be at least another 2000. Do these people know how music paper and fun for the store 2000k will buy? Ha they are so dillusional.

Needless to say, I have the ache to go, go, go

So yes, I am planning a scrapbook cruise, its going to happen, there are several choices running around in my mind, I think we will tag onto someone elses event and it will be a long weekend one rather than a full week, but in '08 watch out, we might just have to go on Teresa Collins 8 day one to the Caribbean. OH YEAH!!!!

So if you are remotely considering going w/ us on the cruise in April, here is your list...

1- you need a passport and thanks to Osa whoever.. they are taking forever so you need to apply now..... of if you are like me and mine expires soon, get the darn thing renewed.

2- put your 25.00 this week in your cruise fund, jar, under the mattress, whatever it takes. our deposits aren't due for awhile but heck, saving now will make going later all the more fun!!

3- if you work, get the time off. We will be leaving on the evening of April 10th (after 5pm)

and returning late late on the 14th. This is fun because it means you only have to take 2 days off of work. nice, huh?


Becky said...

Good news on passports.....Brad just got one and it only took about 6 weeks. Just have your birth certificate ready and print all the paperwork out on the net...oh and get the pic taken at! You can get it all for about $100.

shauna said...

OH. MY. GOSH. What an idea! I would LOVE to go!!

Kristi O said...

shauna- bring your mom and come along, you need it sista!

TAMI said...

U need to quit talking about how great this will be because it is making me really sad that I doubt highly I can go!!! and I already have a passport and everything!! Guess I need to buy some lottery tickets and convince the hubby that this is 'work' related!!

Mark said...

I am really looking forward to it! I am trying to track down a babysitter...I know it's early, but with hubby in school, I have to think ahead! I love the idea of a cruise! I am so excited!