May 28, 2008
This week is INSANE, people. INSANE.
I have been really busy with work, and it’s a short week so I feel like I’m still playing catch-up on housework and laundry and grocery shopping. And this Saturday I’m hosting a baby shower for my friend (Hi Andrea!!!!) so I have all kinds of fun, crafty preparations to do for that. I’m super excited!! I’m trying to ignore the fact that we’re leaving for the beach in 9 days and I haven’t given much thought to taking a week-long trip with a toddler. We’ve never traveled this far or this long with a kid yet, so I’m a little bit anxious about how it will all go. I’m sure it will be fine, but my anal-retentive tendencies are getting the better of me, I think. But I can’t worry about any of that until next week- after the baby shower is over and then I can focus on the next thing on the list.
Guess what I just found out yesterday? Our vacation house at the beach? Has wireless high speed internet. So here I am, faced with a dilemma. Do I take my laptop along and be tempted to hole up inside the house and blog-surf all day? I rarely have hours and hours to myself to just aimlessly play on the computer- I’m either working or sneaking in 10 or 15 minutes here and there to catch up on my Google Reader. I was thinking of taking it along initially, just so I could download pictures to it (You never know when you might drop your camera in the pool! Always good to have yesterday’s pictures safely on the computer! I was a Girl Scout, dontcha know? Planning Ahead, Always Careful.) And it’s not that I want to waste time online when I can be enjoying the sunshine and the sand and the pool and the beach… but us Internet Addicts, we know the temptation. And also… I probably should have access to my email and check in now and then, just in case a customer is having an email crisis or something, right? I mean, I would want their business to go under just because I was unreachable for a week. (See how I’m rationalizing this?)
Since we all know that I’ll end up taking along my laptop, and also that I’ll probably check my email 4,827 times a day like I do now, you know what that means?? LIVE BEACH BLOGGING! Now, I’m sure it won’t be quite as eventful as Gina’s Beach Brawling story (and I’m pretty sure I don’t have a Bat Girl Mask laying around anywhere) but I’m sure I’ll have a few stories to share. Ones that, by the time we drive the 10 hours home with a toddler, unpack, and attempt to get Maggie back on a napping schedule, I will have totally forgotten and/or be too lazy to actually sit down and type. So, something to look forward to!
And I just realized that I rambled on about the beach and our vacation, when I just said I was NOT GOING TO THINK ABOUT IT YET. Too much else to do before then!
But dude. I need a break. And even though spending 7 days trying to keep my daughter from drowning in the ocean or the pool doesn’t exactly sound relaxing, I’ll take it. I need a tan.