I have to make it through today. I know I can, but there is so much to do… both at work and at home… because tomorrow, I’m Dollywood bound.
Not that Dollywood is at the top of my list of places I’d like to go when I have the day off, but I have the priviledge of chaperoning the high school photography class on a field trip to take people shots… I call it shutter stalking, but whatever… it’s a trip. With Thing 1. AND my mom!
When I found out about the trip, I called her up and invited her over and she’s coming! She only lives a little over an hour away. And I haven’t seen her since FEBRUARY! The list in the classroom for our group says, “Mrs. St.Clair and Mom” and I think Thing 1 said there were about six kids in our group. We are all so excited, although I would venture to say that my mother and I are 10 times more excited than Thing 1.
The last time we were all at Dollywood (and we were together) was almost 15 years ago… Thing 1 hadn’t even celebrated his first birthday yet. We have a picture of him where you put your face in the hole and it’s a monkey and it says “A Face only a mother could love.” We’re hoping that sign might still be there so we can shove his face in there and snap another picture. (Yes, I said shove. Do you think he’ll willingly do this in front of all of his friends? Heh.)
Those kids are going to have a blast as my mom and I are the COOLEST chaperones. EVER.
The downside of the trip is that we will need to wake up at 3:30 AM and leave at 4:00 AM to be to the school and on the bus by 4:30 AM… a 5ish hour bus ride will allow me to sleep a little, but…
Well, I just won’t worry about the downside…. because the upside outweighs it!
At the end of the day, instead of packing up and heading back to Roanoke with the rest of the class, we’re going home with my mom! (By way of the Hobby Lobby! And since we have no Hobby Lobby here, I’m so excited!)
The hubs and additional things will be down Friday after work so that we can spend the weekend.
So off of here I go so that I can finish the laundry, pack, work, coach a ball game, and get in bed relatively early tonight… not that it will matter. I won’t sleep for fear that I will oversleep and we’ll miss the bus…
How about you? Any big plans for Memorial Day weekend? Traveling or sticking close to home?
Until next time…