Saturday, May 17, 2008

Gone Fishin'

Hello. My name is Jamie and I'm a Bloga-holic.

Well, you know I have a wee bit of a blogging problem when I'm sitting in the hotel room on a GORGEOUS day checking blogs. Actually, I'm just letting my breakfast settle, and last night's wine.

Quick recap/highlights of the trip so far.

* Sat next to youngish, normalish, cutish, looking guy on plane. I'm in middle seat so my hubby could have the aisle. Guess what said youngish not so cute-anymore-guy does on flight? PUKES in the BARF bag? Right.Next.To.Me. Are you kidding me? I desperately try to make eye contact with a flight attendant to say HELP! But Flight attendant must think I just have an eye twitch or that I'm flirting with her starchy shirt and feathered bangs. Damn it. Thank God it was a 45 minute flight because I was feeling pretty green after getting out of there.

* Let's just say cold beer and drinks with umbrellas ... as I FLOAT around the LAZY RIVER. Aw-yeah! Need I say more?

* My kids don't miss me. Tatum is in HEAVEN getting all doted on by her Nana (and Pop) and Aunt Linda. Chase has been coined "Barnacle Boy" because he's so attached to Gran. The thing is ... I miss them.

It's funny how we fantasize about getting nights alone from our kids. Then I sit at the pool and spy on the other pre-schoolers wishing I could give mine a cuddle.

Okay, back to vacation mode....the sun and cocktails beckon (like that happens just on vacation).


Lori said...

enjoy the rest of your vacation and just know that you will enjoy your reunion with your little ones all the more!

now turn off the computer and go have fun!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Being a mom is funny that way--you think you wants some time without kids, but really it's only about 3 minutes you're looking for!

One La Costa Mom said...

Sounds like you're having a great time! Motherhood is often a total paradox like that.

Kristen said...

Ok, so are you at the Squaw Peak Hilton??

I think the lazy river might have given it away, at least for this former Phoenican. :)

Hope you are having a great time, and I might have to admit, I am jealous!

Enjoy your break this weekend, you deserve it!

Lisa said...

I hear you with the missing the kids & wishing they were far far away at the same time. Your damned if you do and damned if you don't.
But please, while you are enjoying a lovely vacation sans kiddos, enjoy a lovely fruity drink for me! I could use one!

Cheri said...

I am a Blogoholic too. Does that mean we'll see each other at B.A. meetings? B.A. Hahahahahahaha!

Enjoy the is-ness of is. The kiddos are happy, so you may as well be too.

just jamie said...


You're damned good at that game!

Kristen said...


Enjoy yourself! We have stayed there before too!

It is gorgeous, and there is a great place to get ice cream and then sit by a fire at night! :)

Have fun!

Amy said...

Aside from the plane ride, everything else sounds dreamy! I hope you enjoy every minute of it.

Lisa said...

It can only get better and better--have a great vacation!

Mary said...

I'm a blogaholic too. I'll gladly join you in the meetings too :)
I wish I were sipping on some nice drinks with umbrellas too with my feet up in the sun.
I guess I'll settle for the couch tonight.
Enjoy your vacation!

Amy said...

Enjoy your time away! I'm jealous!

I would have freaked on the barf, actually, I probably would have had to grab a bag myself!

CC said...

It sounds awesome!!!!!!! Woo hoo! And I can see that it would be hard to leave the kids, but enjoy while you can!

Karen said...

You can miss them as long as you're having fun.

Laski said...

With the exception of the puke story (I mean every good vacation needs one of those, right?), sounds like you are having a good time.

And remember . . . absence makes the heart grow fonder (and saner!).

Go forth, eat, drink, bask in the sun, and be deliriously happy!

Misty said...

Girl. Step AWAY from the computer. Back slowly away. NOOOWWWWWW!

Courtney said...

See that is why you *NEED* to come to Chi-town to visit me, it is a vacation *with* the kiddos!! :)
p.s. I will even put umbrellas in your drinks and fan you with palm fronds...

Wendi said...

I am with you. Let me know if you find a support group we can join!
Pack up your computer and have a fabulous time! Can't wait to hear about your wonderful little vacation when you get back.
Happy Relaxing!!!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Enjoy vacation and have a few drinks for me. I totally need them today.

Angela said...

Sounds like it's been an interesting trip so far.

Yes I know what you mean about missing your children.
I miss my son while I am at work

4 Little Men & Twins said...

Oh, have lots of fun! And I DO hope you don't have to sit next to a barfer on the way home. Ewwww!


Kellan said...

Oh, it sounds wonderful - except for the barfing part - I'd have DIED!!

Have fun - HAVE FUN!!

See you soon - Kellan

Cecily R said...

I'm glad you're having such fun. I know I'd be the same about seeing kids on's a mom thing.

By the way, I LOVED your caption for Evie's picture!

Chrissy said...

Take a few laps around that lazy river for me, and enjoy the rest of your vaca!

duchess said...

Glad you're having a good time.
Have an umbrella drink for me and no, I'm not kidding about the lighthouse. My son has to make a model of one of the NC lighthouses for a SS project due 6/2.
I thought the end of school was supposed to be fun!

Thanks for dropping by now go answer the call of the sun & cocktails.

Lindsey said...

Barf?? Right beside you?? YUCK, YUCK, YUCK!!!

Hope the trip is oh-so-fun! Drink several for me:)

Marie around the World said...

That's funny, this is exactly what happened to me last year and I thought I was being "kidalcoholic" and that I was pathetic. ;-D
But maybe we are under a kid-addiction. We cannot function without them because this is what we do 24/7...very interesting !
Nice "meeting" you (I came from Classy Chaos) !

Trish said...

Barncle Boy, Henry, Papa and I had fun, swimming, riding the train, hanging out in Uncle Henry's classroom, learning about how the mail works and making life-size cut outs of Chase and his sister (whom he DID miss). Sometimes Gran's and Nan's need time to cuddle the toddlers too. So thanks for letting me have him for a few days. Can I have Tatum next?