Wednesday, February 11, 2009


This post is going to be a bit like my daughter's vision...unfocused....

  • Elise's glasses broke when a ball hit her in the face during PE last week. It's been a bit of a nightmare getting them fixed. We have the type of vision insurance that allows for lenses to replaced once between new sets, but we've already replaced them once. (For those of you who don't have kids in glasses, you'd be AMAZED at how often they break, scratch, etc!) And she's eligible for a new FREE pair of glasses (frames and lenses) in May. So, to replace these right now is out of pocket. Which is frustrating knowing that in 3 months, we'll be back in picking out a new pair...for NO COST. Grrrr.... The old tape holding them together in the middle wouldn't look bad for a few months, right?!? (just kidding, I won't do that to her!)

  • I'm heading out of town in a few days for a work trip. Why is that men can simply pack a bag and go and not even think about all the details a Mom has to consider? I'm already wiped out planning all the family details for while I'm gone. I'm sure my family will do just fine, but no one thinks of the small details like ensuring the kids are at the right place and have a lunch and...and...and...

  • All this prep work would really stink if I were going somewhere lame, but I'm going to Clearwater Beach, Florida. Yeah, I know, I can't complain too much. All this work to get my family ready will be rewarded by several days of white sand and sunshine (and a little bit of work!)

  • Our weather is going up and down and up and down. Near 70's one day and back down to the 40's the next. When we start to get a taste of spring, I start getting MAJOR spring fever and CAN.NOT.WAIT for spring to arrive.

  • I didn't even realize when we were making plans for this trip that I'll be out of town for Valentine's Day. Big bummer. (But...thinking of the bright side...sand and sunshine...) Instead, my kids will get a sleepover at their grandparents and will have lots of fun. It'll be a special Valentine's Day for them. (And my kids even have a few surprises for their grandparents....shhhh....)

  • In my alternating of class parties this year, I'm going in to help with Carson's Valentine's Day party this week. Carson went back and forth on wanting me there (LOL!). I think the only reason he finally agreed to me going was to prevent me from going to Elise's party. His class watches "the video" this year (you remember the one...they boys watch one version while the girls watch a different version). I'm a litle saddened to realize we're entering a whole phase. My little boy is growing up way too quickly.

  • We wrapped up our Chinese New Year celebration by celebrating with Elise's Girl Scout Troop earlier this week. Her leaders devoted an entire meeting to celebrating CNY. The girls had a great time and were really interested in what we shared with them. We did some games (moving marshmallows with chopsticks), made paper latterns and ate mooncakes (sugar cookies). Elise was so proud to share Chinese New Year with so many friends this year and I'm so proud of the way her friends completely embraced it! Now, it's time to pack it all up for another year...and preferably before I leave town!

  • My blogger buddy Becky is doing another trip to China this summer. I would so love to join her, but the timing is really bad for me. I'm praying about it and, even if I'm not able to go, I'm so looking forward to her trip. I loved reading the travel blog last year.

  • See, I'm all over the place right now. I've also been so bad about leaving comments on my fave blogs lately. I read them on bloglines and then forget to comment.

  • Sand....Sun....Beach... (OK, my mind IS focused, just not on the day at hand!)


Vivian M said...

I say focus on the sand and sun and forget the rest. They will all manage just fine without you for a short time, and will appreciate you even more when you get back! At least that's my wishful thinking.
Sorry to hear about Elise's glasses, we go through that alot here with Kerri too. Except she fed her glasses to the dog on purpose.
Have a safe trip and Happy Valentine's Day!

The Morris Family said...

...someone needs to come up with kid-proof eyewear. kids will be kids, afterall, and glasses, well, they are pretty delicate- even when handled with care- mine are always bent- scratched etc. Hope you get some time to dip your toes in the gulf and soak up some of the warm sun!

Tammie said...

Daddies can pack & go on trips without worries because they are leaving the mommies behind.

For Elise's next pair of glasses, you may want to consider Lens Crafters. I understand from Viv & my friend Debbie that they have a great program for situations like yours.

In the meantime, come on down & enjoy the sand & sunshine!