Let me preface this by saying that A - I have a horrendous sinus infection. B - I am on some painkillers with codeine so I am a bit loopy. C - I'm just flat out tired. So forgive me if this makes little to no sense; I just really wanted to *TRY* to blog and update my sweet friends and family before I try to fly on American Airlines again and probably lose whats left of my mind. Wow, I am in such a positive mood. Sorry...but the bright spot is that I'm at least updating y'all! :)
So we leave tomorrow afternoon (Saturday) around noon'ish. After the issues we've had with checking in, I am tempted to take us all up there, check in for our flight around 8am, and then come home and relax for a bit. For those of you who are puzzled by this, we live about 3 minutes away from Reagan Nat'l Airport here in DC...just one metro stop down. So luckily we have the option to come home for a bit instead of sitting there...waiting...and waiting...and waiting with 2 little rambunctious boys. I am seriously in a sad mood. I don't want to leave Norman. I don't want to have to do this by myself. I don't want to have to fly again on American. I don't want to leave my bed. I don't want to say goodbye to my kitty cat. And perhaps even most of all, I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO FRIGGIN PACK.
I meant to start packing on Wednesday, but then decided to put it off til Thursday because when my cat sees suitcases, he starts panicking. I'm not joking. He starts pooping on the floor he gets so upset, and I just wasn't ready to start dealing with that. So I waited till Thursday. Thursday came and I felt TERRIBLE. I mean, trainwreck awful. So now it's Friday, and I am needing to start packing. Afterall it is after 6pm.
So here is the tentative schedule as I know it...
Saturday - fly to Oklahoma
Monday - Drive to Austin with Eli
Tuesday - Get Eli settled in Meridell and do all the initial meetings with the doctors, therapists, etc.
Wed - Drive back to OK
Then I will be driving back down to Meridell once per week and spending 1-2 nights in TX each week...maybe more...maybe less.
My goals while I am in Texas traveling thru Dallas are to meet up with some friends and take advantage of being "home" for such a long length of time. I am not able to commit just yet to anything, because honestly I don't know how exhausted I will be, how emotional this will make me and how motivated I will be to do anything except travel and sleep and be with Chase when I am in between Eli visits. But I am going to try. For anyone needing my cell, please email me and I will send it to you. I will have computer access while I am gone, so I will do my best to update you on here as well as respond to e-mails.
My goals in Oklahoma while I am there are to just spend time with my family who is so wonderful to put up with me. (I am no walk in the park...my dad can attest to this - God bless my parents for putting up with me...) Eat as much Mexican food as humanly possible, and see friends if time, emotions, and attitude allow me. This journey has made me come to grips with the fact that I am being pushed to my limits...I am being tested to see just how far I can go before I break, and I am sorry if at some point I flip out on you...for no reason. I have no place to truly vent, and all I can say is that I will try hard to not let that unfortunate person I end up venting to be you.
As far as positive things regarding leaving DC for this time...I get to leave this Obama 3-Ring Circus behind. WOO HOO. I am so very sick of all the "1st Family Photos" that are on sale every 2 feet around here. Booths galore. Hello...have we NEVER had a president before? Seriously... Okay, enough of that. I know that comment alone will probably get me googled and stalked for the next 6 months. (Note: to anyone who IS reading this via Google Search, get over yourself. There are much more interesting things to Google, I'm sure. Reading the ramblings of a girl on Tylenol with Codeine makes your life sad, unless of course if you actually know me. Then it's just sadder because you keep coming back for more :) lol
So I'm going to wind this up since I really need to start packing. My sweet boys (all 3) are watching a historical documentary on all of our early presidents, and while they are happy learning about politics and international foreign diplomacy, I need to take the time to get hopping on the stuff I need to be doing. Toodles Peeps...