Going and Coming
Well, we rolled into the driveway from holidays late yesterday afternoon. What? You didn't even know we were gone? This autopost stuff is pretty neat stuff, isn't it? Anyway, we were gone all last week. There was lots of driving, lots of eating, lots of swimming and lots of good family togetherness. We only threatened to put each kid out on the roof rack of the van once during the whole trip. And that's not bad when you consider we spent about 21 or so hours on the road. In a closed in van. With 5 people squashed in amongst 1 hard side suitcase, 3 large duffle bags, 1 small cooler, 5 pillows, 1 overnight bag containing my shoes and other paraphanelia, 1 swim bag containing swimsuits, 4 cameras, 3 MP3 players, and a few books.
So needless to say, today I can hardly get moving. But get moving I must. Tomorrow is back to work which means the house must be clean, which it mostly is. I made myself do it before I left. And boy, does it feel good to come back to a clean house. I just basically need to wash some floors. The laundry, however, is another story. Even though I did every bit before we left, somehow, we managed to make about 4 loads while we were gone. How on earth is that possible? It must have been breeding in the suitcases. And grocery shop. 'Cause for some reason people around here want to eat. And probably so will Kay's friend from out of town who is arriving today for the week. Sheesh. Teenagers. Oh, and banking. Gotta do the banking. To see how much I overspent on this famly togetherness and to see how well we get to eat this week. LOL.
And I must catch up on blogs. Lots and lots of posts! Why must you people write such good stuff while I'm not around to read? :v) And Canadian Idol! I have to watch it all on my computer now. The hotel we were at in B.C. didn't carry the channel, for heaven's sake, so we missed Canadian Idol! A travesty, I tell you. We didn't think too much of it at first, because you see, I was a smart cookie! I set the recorder to catch it all before I left. That is, I didn't think too much of it until hubby said he unplugged everything before we left because of all the thunderstorms we've been getting. Every. Thing. Including said t.v. and PVR recorder. And unless it's plugged in, well, it really doesn't really record all that well. Sigh. No Canadian Idol, no So You Think You Can Dance, no Top Chef to come home to. Quite by chance, though, at the hotel, just before we went to sleep, we happened upon last week's episode of The Mole. Kay and I totally love that show. At least we didn't miss that one. LOL.
Are you getting how scatter-brained I'm feeling. This is my official running record of everything I need to do because if I don't write it down I'll forget something. Oh yeah. I did forget something. Gotta go buy a new battery and charger for my camera because somehow I left it in Calgary at the hotel plugged into the wall. But they can't seem to locate it. Aargh. That is one expense I did not expect, but I can't live without the camera! What is blogging without pictures?
And speaking of which, I'll have some up with some stories from the great trip of 2008, as soon as I start ticking some stuff off the to do list. Starting with coffee. Where's my coffee?!