The excitement is mounting! In just a few short hours, we'll be packing up the van and heading across the state to Western PA to Granny's house. (About a 6 hour drive). Aunt JoJo is getting married on Saturday!
Reilly and Ellie have been talking about this, now, for weeks. I filmed them a little while ago reviewing the details of the trip. Who knew that stopping at McDonald's on the way would stir up so much enthusiasm. I guess we don't get out much-- And what's this about Ellie wanting to marry uncle Seth?...creepy!
I drive myself crazy before going away for any period of time. Whether it's a long weekend or 2 weeks, I still have the same amount of prep work to do. For whatever reason, I'm obsessed with making sure the house is cleaned from top to bottom before we go. Is it so in the event we're robbed, the person doing it won't think we're pigs? I've never understood my reasoning on this.
I also have the added pressure of making sure everything is set with the animals. I don't want to not have pets just so the two times we go away every year, we don't have the hassle of finding people to take care of them. But it does add to my stress level. (Especially when I've got the untraditional kind of pets...like ducks). I had to bring our neighbor up to speed with their nightly routine. Hopefully, they follow him into their pin.
My list of things of things I did today went a little something like this...
breakfast for kids, packed for the trip, did a load of laundry, folded two loads of laundry, washed and waxed kitchen floor, helped Ellie with her therapy exercizes, unloaded dishwasher, vacuumed entire house, changed the litter box, cleaned the hamster cage, loaded car, did kindergarten pickup, winterized two rosemary plants outside in preparation for the subzero weather that is coming tonight, took Reilly to gymnastics, oil change for van, cleaned duckpen, cleaned up an entire cup of spilled hot chocolate off of recently washed and waxed floor, prepared dinner, gave the kids a bath, read 3 stories to them, did the dinner dishes, took out the trash, straightened living room, and cleaned both bathrooms.
I think we're all set for our 3 day trip--
P.S. I feel like I'm getting a scratchy throat.
**Are you obsessed with cleaning your house before leaving for a trip?
**Are you a multi-tasker?
**What's up with Ellie wanting to marry my brother?