Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Live blogging the vacation preparation...

So we have the "Stay n Go" room booked at La Quinta. They don't take discounts for that particular package, but it means we can leave my sister's car at the hotel for a week, which saves us long term parking etc. etc. so we'll take it. (Stay n Go: you drive to the hotel, leave your car, take a shuttle to the airport, fly away, vacation or whatever, come back, stay one night, and have a lovely continental breakfast.)

It's raining outside. I hope all my car windows are shut. (I usually leave them a crack in the summer) (Live blogging indeed--I just ran down, double checked--they were shut but I got my umbrella out of the car.)

Most of the pills are ready except for the ones that are waiting at the pharmacy.

This has been the morning of phone calls--Sis has a cold and wanted advice on whether or not to stay home. I had a chance to reconnect a long lost friend. (Grin!) Also, I had to make all the phone calls--La Quinta was the only one that didn't put me on hold, so guess what, they got my business! Then I had to call Dad to let him know I had the reservation, which entailed first calling home, getting sick Sis, then calling Dad's cell, leaving a message, and then talking to him as he beeped in whilst I was leaving one of those long messages where you'd really rather be talking to the person...

I finally connected with Kelly (I left messages, she left messages...) She is going through a tough time--it's the whole "the boys are home for the summer," plus other stuff and her anxiety levels are through the ceiling. We prayed, which helped I think.

And now it's noon and I have to get dressed, eat lunch, and go off to be Madam Librarian.

Oh, I know. I told Dad the suitcase was open and I had my bathing suit in. "Well you've got the essentials then!" He then quipped that if I was going to Rio, that would be all I needed. Oh Rio. I'll blog about that day sometime...I don't think I have already.

The rain has stopped.

And so I go.

6 comments:

SneakyPeek said...

Ummm is there room in that suitcase for me???

What will I read while you're gone ... ~sigh~

Sarah Louise said...

Right now there is room for a small child in the suitcase.

And surely you haven't read ALL my archives...

plus, my sister will have her laptop and likely my dad will too, so you never know...

KitchenKiki said...

When do we leave?

I really need to get away!

Sarah Louise said...

We leave Sunday morning around 9:30 from my house. The flight is around noon, but you know, we have to drop off the car, get a shuttle, and go through lovely security.

Sarah Louise said...

Do you want to take my place? I'm feeling that I DON'T need to get away...

KitchenKiki said...

Sure I'll go! I'm sure they won't notice.

I'm starting to count the days until I can go to my friend's lake house. I just need to get out of Dodge. I'm going to try to go up a week from Friday if I can work out the transportation. (we are somewhat vehicularly challenged here)