6/12/11

Cause I'm leavin', on a jet plane.....


I am heading to Atlanta today for two days of surprises! I don’t know what they have planned, but I am thankful to be given a chance to let my hair down, and be distracted for just a moment from the challenges here at home.


It’s been incredibly stressful at the house of vodka, but we all know that the journey through pain and fear give us a great appreciation for those moments of joy. (And even though I said I would never wish time away, I DO wish it was next year at this time. I do.)


As I board the plane I will count my blessings.


1. Bitchy and Sassy are incredible amazing. They are both working two jobs, and have finally come back to the place where they are fighting and laughing in equal measure. Oh how I missed those “that’s MY shirt” screaming matches.

2. Golden Boy has been great, and even though in public it’s the “Don’t look at me, speak to me, or let anyone know you’re my mom” stage, I am thankful.


3. The dog still barks and the cat still meows, and together they have become the best of friends. Oh sure, Munchie won’t stop torturing and hissing at Junior, but when the day is done they sleep together. (And they leave practically no room for me.)


4. Frank has provided me with enough material to finally finish that book. And while I earned every penny of my salary this year, I will miss the children. (I’m pretty sure.)



So, with boarding pass in hand, I am off Atlanta! Do you think the Coca Cola people have vodka stashed somewhere? I sure hope so.

19 comments:

Captain Dumbass said...

Enjoy your well earned break, you deserve it.

Ellie Mae said...

Have a lot of fun and leave the stress behind for a couple days!! Happy for you and can't wait to read your book.

Sue said...

You deserve a few days of escape AND doing what you to best! Enjoy yourself and be sure to have FUN!

Take care, Sue

Cheryl D. said...

I'm pretty sure you'll have to sneak your own Vodka in! Have a blast!

Leslie said...

Ah...sleeping with the animals. Me too. Have a great time! <3 you....

Brian Miller said...

travel light, and dont do anything i would not do. or at least what you can not afford the bail money for...

Mellodee said...

Sometimes counting your blessings can be a very uplifting thing to do!! Enjoy every minute in Atlanta!

Amy said...

Have a great time in Atlanta! Drink lots and lots of Coca Cola, but not too much Vodka . . . LOL!

Pseudo said...

Bon voyage vodka!

Irish Gumbo said...

Well, now, its going to be 'Hot-lanta' once you arrive!

Enjoy your trip, I think you've earned it!

Gigi said...

I'm sure you'll have a blast in Atlanta. I hear it's great (although it's only a hop & a skip from here I haven't been. Blame Hubby. I do).

But be prepared it will be "warm" - that's Southern-speak for DAMN HOT!

Dawn said...

Happy Summer!! :)
It's well earned!

So. Cal. Gal said...

I'm sure there are (liquor) stores in Atlanta.

Have a great time!

Julie said...

Have an amazing trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynn MacDonald said...

You deserve a break. I hope you enjoy Atlanta and that you finally get to relax.

The book of Frank... I CAN NOT EVEN IMAGINE

SkylersDad said...

Travel safe and enjoy yourself!

L.Duncan said...

Well they didn't have any vodka, but one of those drinks during the tasting part of the tour sure did taste like it had vodka in it! I still taste that mess;)

It was such a PLEASURE to meet you and hang with you!!!! See you tomorrow!

That Janie Girl said...

You go, girly!!! xoxoxoxox

Scope said...

I think the Coke tour is "BYOR" - Bring Your Own Rum.