Friday, October 13, 2006

Bad Babaloo

Wow and holy hell wow. What the heck have I been doing? Bad Babaloo. Bad. Bad. Bad.

Well, hopefully I'll have some new posts up soon. I didn't even do the Friday quotes. Man I suck. Anyway. I am going to Hawaii next week for my Grandfather's 90th birthday.

I was going back and forth on this decision because I am so slammed with the kids and their schedules right now that I thought I wouldn't be able to do it.

Fortunately I have a wonderful husband who encouraged me to do this and assured me the kids won't be roaming the streets, begging for food or waiting alone in a dark park somewhere, waiting to be picked up after soccer practice. I'm cashing in on a bunch of favors and asking a few new ones, so I better alott some time over there for "thank you gift" shopping.

If my mom were alive she would be taking this trip with her sister to see her dad and celebrate his birthday. His health is failing, his mind slipping. He now requires 24 hour care. In many ways this trip is more of a "goodbye," as I'm not sure that I will see him again before he passes away. I am also doing this for my aunt who has always done everything for me and asked nothing in return, except now. For the first time that I can ever remember, she is asking me to do something for her. She is asking me to accompany her on this trip.

The very least I can do is light up my credit card a little bit for airfare, temporarily put up the kids for adoption juggle the kids' schedule around and take a few days off of work to be there for her.

I'm taking off next Thursday and returning a few days later on Sunday.

Aloha.

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you're going. And I hope it's a fabulous trip, for all concerned!

Jen said...

It is a good thing you are going! Just enjoy your time with your family, and dont worry about your kids. I'm sure you husband is more capable than you think.

I hope the area of Hawaii you're heading to was not affected by the recent earthquake!

Valerie said...

Have a good trip

The Great Sparlini said...

That is great you are able to go on that trip. Savour each moment with your family because it can slip away so quickly. Lots of warm fuzzy thoughts for your entire trip.

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Have a great time, don't you dare say you are bad.

Bonnie B said...

Glad you are going-- have a great time.

Crazy MomCat said...

Have a good get-away and come back and tell us about it!

Pendullum said...

Have a wonderful trip...
I am looking forward to reading all about it!
And how your family survived without the great Babalooooooooooo...
Take lots of pics...We'll be waiting!

Zephra said...

Just thinking about you.

Jennifer said...

Thinking about you, too. Hope everyone - and everything - is okay!

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Miss you and your posts come back soon.

Zephra said...

Aren't you back yet?

Valerie said...

Come home soon we miss you...........

onetallmomma said...

Miss You TOO

Zephra said...

Where the heck are you?

Pendullum said...

We miss you Babaloooooooo....
Where are youuuuuuuu????

Bonnie B said...

Where are you? You are as bad as I am about posting now-- miss you