Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Heading OUT

Tomorrow the kids and I leave for about a week for the annual family reunion. For us it is about a 16 hour drive but always worth it. My mom grew up on a dairy farm that is now a beautiful place to vacation. I have many, many good memories as a kids running all over the land with my cousins, playing in the barn and getting so dirty it would take a wire brush to scrape through the dirt. Now my kids enjoy the same type of freedom on the old farm that I did.

For me this is more than just a week away, my stress level is far beyond what it ever has been, I don't know myself anymore, even my smile muscles are out of shape. Hubby is not going with us, this is a good thing that even he agrees with. This trip will not solve my problems but I hope it will at least relax me some so that I can go to my first counseling appointment with out sobbing uncontrollably the entire time.

My mom's side of the family is quite entertaining. Most of them actually are married to a distant cousin (and no.... I am not talking about Arkansas) I have been introduced to more than one aunt-cousin over the years. I am SOOOO glad that she met my dad out of state and that we live HERE.

There is not internet in the place I will be staying but I do plan to drive to the nearest town (about 30 minutes away) at least once with my lap top to find a wireless connection. I hate to put my few readers on hold just as I start this blog. However, I will have entertaining stories to tell!


That Chick Over There said...

I would be MENTAL without internet, especially in that environment!

we_be_toys said...

Woof! 16 hours is a long drive, but it sounds like there's going to be some good folks at the end. At the very least, its time away, and fodder for writing - family reunions can be potential powder kegs!!
Can't wait to hear the developments...!

Saphira said...

that chick, sometimes it is difficult but it is also good to get away from it for a while. If I start getting the shakes or anything I will go into town and find a wireless connection someplace hehehehe

we be toys,oh don't worry there will GOOD ones