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Baggage? No thank you, I have plenty!

I am packing for a trip.

Just me. No kids, no Peter.

I haven’t gone on a trip away from my family in over eleven years!  The closest I came was a weekend in Orlando, during which I was still only an hour from home at any given point in time.

This trip is totally untethered.  I am going to attend Blissdom 09 in Nashville! The one in Tennessee. I am obviously delirious with joy, ya’ll. Or is that y’all?  You all?  Whatevah!

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I’m leaving on Thursday morning and saying what is sure to be a teary goodbye to my little beloveds and leaving on a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll be back again.

Ok, so I do know when I’ll be back, I come back on Sunday.  Still, it makes that song kind of float around your head, right?

I’m rambling.  I’m excited!

Four days, folks. Four uninterrupted DAYS of grown-up time…all bloggers doing bloggity things…this is my first event so it could just be a bunch of people hunched over laptops, eating bacon and drinking martinis…which totally works for me.

Sort of like home, but better dressed.

I am starting to get the jitters about being gone for so long.  I know that between Peter and his mother the kids are going to be fine…but will I take a blow to the heart to know that I am, in fact, not indespensible?

WOW.  I can really bring it all down to my crazy, can I not?  You just can’t buy that kind of insanity off the shelf.

I am doing all sorts of last minute preparations…getting cold weather clothes ready because you know what?  It’s freaking COLD in Nashville!  I’m measuring suitcases to fit the guidelines and will probably have to lug the thing down to Publix when all is packed to make sure it doesn’t go over fifty pounds.  I am getting all the kids’ ducks in a row in hopes that my absence won’t be a traumatic event for them…which I’m sure with Grandma’s propensity for ice cream shops and Dad’s love of video games, all will be fine.

And me?

I’ll be the one in the lobby of the hotel, tackling bloggers I’ve been anxiously waiting to meet!

Any chance you know someone who can bail me out in Nashville?

Doesn’t hurt to ask, right?


Last reminder for the LAST chance to enter for the HP Photosmart All-In-One WIRELESS printer I’m giving away over on my Mayhew Review site.  This is it! Random winner will be announced on the 4th.  And just a warning, I’ve got a lot of stuff brewing over there, so be prepared!

6 Comments on “Baggage? No thank you, I have plenty!”

  1. #1 Bobbie
    on Feb 3rd, 2009 at 8:32 am

    How exciting, have a great time. It’ll go by faster than you think.

  2. #2 Brittany
    on Feb 3rd, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I will be doing the same freak out in July! You will have so much fun!!!!! And I do know someone in Nashville, I will tell her to have a bail bondsman on speed dial.

    Brittanys last blog post..Two unrelated topics that bug me in equally irrelevant ways

  3. #3 Adventures In Babywearing
    on Feb 3rd, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I’m ready to be tackled!! And there won’t be much blogging to be honest… we’ll all be just chatting and having the best time. And I don’t even have a laptop.


  4. #4 The Mom Jen
    on Feb 3rd, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Have FUN!! 2 weekends away in one year…tell the kids to get used to it! ;))

    The Mom Jens last blog post..Happy 3rd Birthday Little K

  5. #5 Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas
    on Feb 3rd, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I so wish I was going with you. We would have had a blast. Oh well. We’ll just have to catch up at BlogHer. You owe me a drink, right?

  6. #6 heather...
    on Feb 5th, 2009 at 4:36 am

    I totally cried when I dropped off my little bubber today.

    Also, it is 12:30 am here and I just finished my laundry. My flight is in NINE HOURS. I have problems.

    heather…s last blog post..Maddie The Medical Marvel