I leave for Florida in two days!!!!
I'm soooooo not ready, packing wise, but I soooooo need this vacation to sit by the pool and veg in the sun, play with my kids, visit with my parents ... have happy hour every day with all my hysterical aunts!!! (Minus one. She's in Vegas. Miss you Aunt Kathy)
Two of my boys were sick this week, but finally feeling better. But with my luck my oldest son and daughter will end up with it while we're on the road. Yes, we drive. I know, we're nuts. Two days down and two days back with 4 kids!!!
Can you say lots of movies and video game burnout???
But, hey, whatever works, right? And we have a Suburban, so it's not too loud. We've been making this trip once a year, sometimes twice, since my second son was 4 months old, and he's almost 10 now. Ever have to shake a rattle for three hours just to keep a baby happy? Not a pretty picture, folks. My husband's hip could be cramping and back could be killing him, but he will pretend he's happy as can be, just so he doesn't have to deal with the kids. He'd much rather drive the entire way. Now the boys are used to traveling, but my daughter is still a pain in the butt travelor. She won't watch the movie, she doesn't know how to play the video game, she rarely plays with her toys......she just wants to talk, and talk, and talk, and....you guessed it...talk!!!!!!
But it's all worth it when we get there. My parents live in a great community with a golf course, pool, clubhouse, shuffleboard, horseshoes, batchieball, basketball. And they have their own golfcart so the kids love to ride around in that. We always have a blast.
So that's where I'll be if anyone wonders why I'm absent. Although I might just have to check email and blog while I'm there, if I can sneak away;)))
On another note.....my agent just got back from New York. She had meetings with a ton of publishers and pitched both my books. They are excited about both, but especially my second one. We're sending them both out next week after I get back. I'm soooo excited. Her agency is so creative, I love it all their ideas. I'm sure it will be a while before I hear, but I'll keep you all posted as soon as I do.
Now on to Florida for some family time and to brainstorm my next book;))))