“BEEP, BEEP, BEEP…..” Merrill’s annoying phone alarm at 5am.
Every other year, per the Labor Day agreement 2011, Merrill and I go on vacation with his family. It a fun little caravan jaunt we take to Lake of the Ozarks, it involves three Merrill/Anderson vehicles…filled to the brim with lots and lots of kids who get to spend the week with their grandparents. By the time it’s all over, even the patient grandparents are ready to give them back…It’s fun, IF you like that sorta thing. I do not, but I love them, and so we go…! Not for nothing, but my mother lives a few short miles from The Lake, and so, this will be the perfect time to take the kiddo’s to go see her, before we’re California bound…Win/Win. Not only is my Princess, The Beautiful One, going with her significant other, a man who may or may not become a SIL, but also, unless you live under a rock, you know we’re moving….This is the last vacation with the family…..Don’t think this thought isn’t in the back of his sweet mother’s head…. Merrill Family Vacation…Here we go….
We leave in an hour or so. See, that’s the final giggle in my head. Merrill time is the time they set to be at the meeting point, BUT not the time we leave…it’s always about an hour or so difference. We take three vans, one pontoon, two jet skies, dozens of kids, 4 female head-of-house holds, husbands, grandparents, food, luggage and a partridge in a pear tree…..we stay in one condo. You do the math. Hmm, things are moving quickly now, as we begin to experience the “lasts“. Last night, was my last time at ATA, this am was the last time I get up early for Merrill Family Vacation. I will miss this Chevy Chase craziness….I mean even though they drive me BSC….I will miss it. Sorta….I will sorta miss it. For now, allow me the rest of my coffee…as I sit and work up the nerve to get ready. Oh HEY! Princess is due here soon….YEAH….wait….I’m leaving her behind too..this is my last trip with her for a while….Boo! Damn, this is going to be on Bi-polar day…Excuse me…I need more coffee. Be Blessed.
Actually, I’m going to miss them very, very much…..:(
remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Saturday.