Friday, July 24, 2009

Countdown

A busy next few days loom. Lots of preparations to make as different factions of our family move in different directions for various chunks of time. But, for today, I contemplate pharmacy runs for last minute odds and ends and a sleepover Madeleine has planned tonight with B_____. Today errands and laundry, tomorrow packing and, if there is time, maybe a trip down to Milwaukee's lakefront for the air and water show.

Joe misses out on all of this. Taking a few days off of work means lots of busy days prior. I don't expect to see much, if any, of him in the next few days. I can't decide if it's better to be cooped up in an office for sixteen hours or to be here with three kids doing laundry and running errands. Some days the office wins out, but on busy days like these have been for Joe I feel blessed to be sitting in my living room near an open window with actual real, fresh air filling my lungs and know that no matter what's on my plate today in just a few short days I will escape it all and be somewhere where no laundry or errands await (or kids either, for that matter!).

6 comments:

dad said...

I suspect you will opt to let the children play with their friends on the block today rather than corral and strap them into a van for the drive to the air and water show.

Cate (Supermom) said...

Depends who's around. Right now the playmate pool is light. We'll see what the friend forecast is around 2, 3ish.

Erin said...

We saw a group of planes overhead up-nort by us. They were flying in formation and flying south!

Superdad said...

"Joe misses out on all of this."

Well not all. I have been at the office all day but I snuck out and watched part of the air show with the fam. It was really cool!

Here is a sample of kind of show the US Air Force Thunderbirds put on today.

Superdad said...

Sorry for got the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbqwG0OmTMI&feature=related

Cate (Supermom) said...

When did you guys see them, Erin? They've been flying around here since Thursday, I think, but today was the first official show (I think). Next time you guys should come down and go w/us-- we actually just parked in Whole Foods' ramp and sat by the old St. Mary's, so it was easy (and free!).

Anyway, the whole thing was really, really cool, and Dad, even though the playmate pool was actually full the kids STILL wanted to go down to watch the air show-- the backyard previews this past week were that impressive, I guess, b/c you know how hard it is to pull them away from their friends in most cases.

And yes, best of all, Joe was able to take a break to meet us up there and watch the show with us. An almost perfect afternoon (marred only by Joe having to go BACK to work-- ugh).