Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Blogging at 30,000 feet

I am going to take some time on the airplane here to write a blog post, and hopefully I will have Internet when we get there and I can post it:-) I have become somewhat addicted to blogging...even if I have absolutely nothing to say...

Also, I added a "Thought for the day" item on the toolbar to the right. I doubt I will update this everyday, but I will try and do it a couple times a week. The very first one is an ode to Kate Beckinsale, and really...who can argue with that? If there was ever a sexier bad-ass chick than double-automatic pistol toting Selene from Underworld, I haven't see her... She also qualifies as Munchkin's favorite actress (partially because she is super cool, and partially because...well, I am not telling:-P. Some of you may know, and if you need a hint, her other favorite actress is Hilary Duff...)

Anyway, I am on the way to New York for at least the day, and probably overnight. To my devoted IM buddies, this means I will likely be out of commission all day (or at least most of it, I may check in to say Hi if I get the chance:-)). This makes for something of a landmark event... Smoking Hot Roommate is away at a conference, and Big Sis is away, too. Papa Bear is in the seat across the aisle from me on the plane, and for various reasons, the other people I might call on to babysit are unavailable...which means that today marks the full-time babysitting debut of The Boy's Sister. I think they can handle it... (I think she needs a name other than 'The Boy's Sister'...I will work on that)

This is something I never really expected of Motherhood...the logistics of it. I knew that there was a lot of time and money and sacrifice involved, what I didn't know was the amount of effort required to account for the little bugger on a daily basis. (I am sure I am saying nothing new to any of the parents that read this...)

I found out I was leaving, which means I had to find someone who can take her home from CCD after school, and someone who can stay with her overnight and take her to school in the morning. That means a phone call to her friend's Mom to see if she can walk her home on their way home after CCD (it is kind of on the way), and then a phone call to the church people to tell them that she is to leave with her friend and her friend's Mom, and then leaving a message with the Doorman to let The Boy's Sister in when she comes here after work.

It is not like any of it is that hard...it is just that there is always a lot of planning involved. How old do you suppose she has to be before I can let her start walking around and riding the T on her own? Hopefully soon...lol

And, still only one correct guess on April 26th...

Boy, a flight from Boston to New York does not allow a lot of time for blogging...

7 comments:

brookem said...

i love the flight from boston to ny- it's over before you know it. and um, i dont get the relation between hilary duff and kate?? but i do agree, i like kate a lot- she's on the cover of this months glamour.
have a good trip!

Aaron said...

If you had a Blackberry (or other suitable device with Email capabilities), you could blog whenever you wanted. :P

Accidentally Me said...

brookem - You have to know me and Munchkin for it to make sense, really. That will remain a "blog secret"

Aaron - I have a blackberry, and I refuse to use it...

Trixie said...

i think once you use the blackberry to blog, you will be even more addicted to blogging than you are now. ;)

have a safe trip!

e.b. said...

There should be a support group - I am checking on my phone all the time.

Still just me said...

Wait until you plan a cross country trip by car with Munchkin. Planning then involves all the car activities you can play.

Jordan said...

you're doing fine... I've always said you're such a good Mommy... it definitely takes a lot of planning ahead skills to be a parent.. it's a good thing she's not still in diapers though