Thursday, February 18, 2010

A...blog, you say? Hmmm. Sounds vaguely familiar...

Something about posting one's thoughts and experiences?  Checking in on other blogs and leaving comments?  It's starting to come back to me....

I don't even have any real excuses, just the usual work, hanging with the kids, watching the Olympics.  Really, staying up waaaay too late every night and watching the Olympics.  No offense to the lovely Canadians, but your "prime time" is my midnight.  I can't keep this up!  Also?  (And this has nothing to do with Canada) I am seriously over the eight million BMW commercials.  That's great that you "sell joy" and all - but apparently I will never be able to afford your "joy," and I'm starting to get an inferiority complex.

Wonderboy is on vacation this week and we were trying to decide what to do since I had the beginning of the week off.  We thought about museums or aquariums and figured out that the cost to even get in was going to kill us, nevermind the parking fees, food, gift shops, etc.  And then I had the best idea! (If I do say so myself.  And I do.)  Just two towns over from us are several inexpensive hotel chains on a strip with casual restaurants.  Did I mention most of these hotels have a pools?  Well, they do.  So we went "away" overnight.  Kids got to spend tons of time in the pool, we heard about a magic show that was going on in the next town over and went to that.  Can I just say - I totally love magic shows.  I know it's all sleight of hand, I get it, but I don't care.  I'm still completely amazed. Yeah, we still spent more money then we should have.  It was worth it.  It was something totally different and very fun.

Now, however, I am back at work and facing a big weekend of events.  So even though I'm here, I'm probably still not really here yet.  I'm going to have to post this and force myself to get back to work as opposed to checking out all of you that I am long overdue in reading.  I'm thinking of you though! If that can count just a little bit?

14 comments:

Logical Libby said...

I think everyone is feeling blog malaise right now... I don't know what it is. maybe we all need to just take a week off, and then come back with our funniest shit ever.

for a different kind of girl said...

I'm working on less than five hours of sleep so I understand the whole staying up too late thing. I switch the channel over to the Olympics, and next thing you know, it's a brand new day!

Also hear you on the cost of getting into sites. Just a trip to our science center is crazy, and in all honesty, it takes next to no time to go through and see everything. Here's hoping one day we can take a real vacation!

carissa said...

I'm glad you're still doing well! Your weekend getaway sounds fabulous. I haven't let myself turn on the Olympics yet bc of my addictive personality. Not good to get addicted to things that are on pretty much all day...

Stacia said...

Did they do that trick where the scarves get longer and longer and longer?? Love that one. Glad you had a nice hiatus ... Now, get bloggin'! =>

Kelly Dawn said...

I am sick as a dog - bronchial pneumonia - just got back from the dr and now i am going to bed to sleep and then i am going to wake up long enough to give Wayne a grocery list and then go back to bed....If I die - I have left word to let you know so that you may give my eulogy in the proper humorous irreverant manner i deserve :)

msprimadonna67 said...

I love your idea of a little mini-getaway. I think my little fam is long overdue for something like that. I might just have to borrow your idea!

Carolyn...Online said...

Ooohhh winter hotel pool time is AWEsome.

Clearly I've been out of blogland touch too. Miss you dude.

Captain Dumbass said...

I've been struggling to find anything to blog about as well, it's much easier to just sit on the couch and watch athletic people do athletic things.

As they happen. Hahahaha!

Maggie May said...

Similar things going on here- staying up too late, kids, Olympics.

Strange Voices in My Head said...

We took a vacation to the Big City to a hotel with a pool once, too. Didn't want spend big bucks on a birthday party. After dinner out, pay-per-view, and room service, we sort of missed the mark on the budget. But every time we go the Big City, one of the kids shouts out, "Hey, there is OUR hotel!" Worth every penny...

Always Home and Uncool said...

I noticed around this time the same thing happened to me and bunch of other blogging buds. Seasonal affective disorder hits the Internet.

zelzee said...

So glad you had a good time. We mom's can be very inventive when it comes to vacations, can't we?

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I know how you feel. I can't keep up! How do people blog and tweet AND facebook...? I can barely write.

The Floydster said...

Spur of the moment ideas are usually the best memory-making events for kids that are fondly remembered well into adulthood. Glad you had a good time.