Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The plane tickets are booked and paid for

To Chicago. I've been wanting to take G to Chicago for at least 3 years and one thing or another, financially mainly, always came up. Well dammit, we are finally getting to go this year! It's going to be a mother/daughter/MIL get-a-way for 2 nights, 3 days and we are going the week after her 11th birthday. I was hoping the stinker would have wanted to go the week of her birthday but the sweetie she is didn't want to celebrate her birthday without her dad. That made Dean's day when he heard that, especially since he kind of pouted about it when I mentioned to him that I was looking at the week of June 9th.

For a while, I didn't think the trip was going to happen. G is terrified of heights, hence the reason we no longer waste our time/money going to Six Flags or any amusement park. Hell, it wasn't until last summer that she finally decided to brave the steps/climb to the water slides at Raging River's and/or our nearby city aquatic center. When I told her that we needed to fly to Chicago because it was going to take to friggin long to ride the Amtrak and I wasn't going to drive, she told me no way, no how. That she was too scared to fly. I got upset with her and told her that she could just forget about going to Chicago then. However, when I mentioned this to MIL on Easter, she confronted G about it and basically in so many words to her it was bullshit and that she was going to fly. G relented and said ok. MIL has a way with talking G into doing things. It's great in one way but in another way, frustrating as hell for me.

So now that I have the plane tickets booked, I've got to figure out where we are going to stay. Stay tuned for more details as I make them.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

My Snow Bunny


My girl on the day of what was hopefully the last snow storm of Winter 2008.
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Friday, March 7, 2008

3-years ago and it still feels like yesterday

Just Those Few Weeks
by Susan Erlin

For those few weeks-
I had you to myself.
And that seems too short of time
To be changed so profoundly.

In those few weeks-
I came to know you...
And to love you.
You came to trust me with your life.
Oh, what a life I had planned for you!

Just those few weeks-
When I lost you,
I lost a lifetime of hopes,plans, dreams, and aspirations...
A slice of my future simply vanished overnight.

Just those few weeks-
It wasn't enough time to convince others
How special and important you were.
How odd, a truly unique person has recently died
And no one is mourning the passing.

Just a mere few weeks-
And no "normal" person would cry all night
Over a tiny, unfinished baby,
Or get depressed and withdraw day after endless day.
No one would, so why am I?

You were just those few weeks my little one
You darted in and out of my life too quickly.
But it seems that's all the time you needed
To make my life so much richer-
And give me a small glimpse of eternity.