"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Monday, April 11, 2011


Delayed flight left me standing in the airport bookstore.
Hoping that I would read a book jacket that would have me dying to read it.
I have two books in my bag, but nothing I'm too excited for.
I went from three books in my arms by emily griffin, to OK magazine and US weekly.
I'm sure they will be shamefully fulfilling.
Emily griffin can wait.
I fought back tears dropping my kids off today.
Brennan ran to the basement to play trains with Claire.
I was glad I gave him a kiss right out of the car.
Max looked up and gave me her classic open mouth kiss.
I hustled myself to the door after giving her one last smooch bc all of a sudden I could feel the tears coming.
I didn't want to sob!
But I was glad I felt like I needed to.
I just don't think I could have mastered the pretty cry in this situation.
Dannie and I chatted all the way to the airport.
I just can't shake this anxious feeling of feeling like I am running on my toes.
And that I'm forgetting something.
I did forget my coat.
It's laying on the floor by the back door.
My backpack is really light.
I'm not sure I really need anything in it, but for the first time in three years i get to bring something on the plane or myself,
so darn it, I'm bringing a bag!
With my two trash mags, my wallet, liquids, phone, and flip flops I can put on the minute I land tomorrow.
But first, i must deliver these...

Can't believe I'm actually going through with all of this.
I forgot to eat lunch.
These cookies may not make it.


Sue said...

I'm glad you're going. But I totally get that strange feeling when you leave your kids. It's like your arms and legs are missing.

But it's going to be good for you!

trust me


A Little Thing Called Life. said...

Awwwe! I can imagine how hard that could be!

The Jackson Family said...

Which Emily Giffin books? I've read Something Borrowed, Something Blue and Baby Proof and loved them all. Something Borrowed is becoming a movie!

McVal said...

Bon voyage!!! You're going to have a blast! And possibly get sick off all the cookies...

Amy said...

I am so glad you are getting some time alone. To recharge. To be Emily. And you will be such a better mother when you come back. Not saying you aren't already amazing, just that you will be even better.