Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wednesday Bites - The I'll See You Next Week Version

Today is my last day of work this week before my field trip/NASCAR trip. Tomorrow I'll be riding a school bus to Springfield to visit the State Museum with Maddy's 3rd grade class. I thought we would be able to drive, but Maddy informed me that since we were one of the first to turn in our chaperone sheets, she could pick if we drove or rode the bus, and she thought it would be fun to take the bus. Oh really? Oh, and she now gets to take her Nintendo DS because I can put it in my purse. Uh huh. Actually, I think it will be fun. However, if it gets too bad I'll just listen to my iPod and play Mario Olympics on her DS. Ha!

Tomorrow afternoon when we get back home, we will throw my bags in the car, drop off the dogs at the critter camp, and I'll drop her at gymnastics before heading over to my sugar's house to pack up his truck and hit the road. We're stopping in Nashville for the night, then heading out to Bristol on Friday morning. I.Can't.Freakin'.Wait.

The forecast is calling for showers Friday and Saturday, and partly cloudy on Sunday. Yay - perfect tailgating, not so much. I swear, if you sent me and my friend Lynn to a drought-stricken area to do any kind of outdoor activity, we would make it rain. It's a gift.

We head back home on Monday. I'll be back online with pictures and stories on Tuesday.

Until then, I just want to say thanks for all the supportive responses to my post of yesterday. My therapist called this morning and I've got an appointment scheduled. I feel better after yesterday's histrionics. Sometimes you need a little meltdown to allow yourself to regroup and say, OK, let's try this again.


Michelle said...

I hear Bristol is a blast! I've been to Talladega twice and loved it. Have a great weekend and I'm glad to see you're doing better!

Frogdancer said...

I was thinking that maybe the running you're doing might have been the problem. Lord knows, it would depress the heck out of me if I was the one doing it....

Maybe making the appointment was the hardest step?

She who said...

You go girl! Enjoy and no second thoughts, just don't be coming home with strange tattoos in places we can't mention. Or can we???

MP said...

Have a safe trip..and have fun!

Andrea said...

Have fun! My husband would be jealous of your NASCAR trip.

amy said...

hi kim...i think i stumbled on your blog from dooce's, or maybe from someone else's blog via dooce's; i can't remember at this point, because i've been sitting here reading almost every single post you've written since you started. in other words: loves. it.

i am actually not a stalker (though i do worry occasionally that i secretly harbor stalker tendencies...but these come out only when i'm excruciatingly bored, i promise). i read your post below, the one about depression, and immediately identified with you. and then i went back and read some of your postings about your daughters (at least one of which had me in tears, because i also identify with the grieving process of unexpectedly losing a family member to death--in my case, it was my dad), and also a few about your separation/divorce (i separated from my husband last june...except we're now together again, working on reconciliation, though we were on the brink of divorce). it appears (to me, your new blog stalker) we could be soul sisters. always nice to find (at least for me).

anyway, i wanted to say hello, let you know i enjoy your writing (you're a good writer) (and part of good writing is willing to have some open candor...which could be the same thing--open, and candor--but that's the whole point of a blog), and that you are not alone in how you feel.

also, i would like to add (to make this comment relevant to this particular blog entry that i am leaving a comment on) that i think the internets was invented for histrionics. yes: histrionics, celebrity gossip, and political ramblings of people who never change out of their pyjamas. oh, and porn.

the internets is the one place in the world i myself can freely display my own histrionics/meltdowns for all the world to read about, and then let the world know: heh, sorry about that, i'm okay now. and then? about 3 weeks later? come back and totally do it again. i'm so thankful al gore invented this place.

i promise my next comment will only be 3 paragraphs long. i have my own blog that you can freely read, except that it is on myspace which seems to creep like 90% of the human population over the age of 21 out...i have a whole list of reasons as to why i am over there and not one of the cool blogspot bloggers, but if i seriously don't stop myself right now my next comment will have to be an extra paragraph longer to make up for this one.

i am not sure what i mean by that. but i still love your blog. :)

:) Amy

Jeannette E. Spaghetti said...

I can't wait to see pictures when you get back... along with those jumping-on-the-bed photos you promised. :)

MamaB said...

Kim I know your in Bristol right now, and I hope you are having a fabulous time. I just saw the article in STLToday about the trooper being charged...I just wanted to stop by and give you a "hug" I know this nightmare is just continuing for you but we are all here for you.

Linlee said...

Just saw the news on ksdk. Thinking about you!

MP said...

I just read the news!!!!!!!!!!!
Thinking of you HUGS HUGS HUGS!
Have a GREAT weekend.