Sunday, February 22, 2009

Italy, or not!

I am a certified travelholic, it's true! I love to travel, but only when I'm actually ON the trip! In 2 weeks we are going to Italy (for the 2nd time!) and I can't wait. However, I always get myself worked into somewhat of a tizzy when it gets right down to it.
Today I am feeling very guilty for even thinking about going anywhere! How can I possibly leave my kids for that long (10 days) going so far away? They need their mom right? Or is it that I really need them???
I do this EVERY single time we do anything and very nearly talk myself right out of it!
Then I start thinking about how great an opportunity it is to be able to do this kind of thing and how important it is for my marriage and to re-evaluate myself as a person, with real interests and feelings and hopes and dreams, that don't totally include being a mom every waking moment!!!
Then I lay awake at night thinking about all the drawers and cupboards and closets I want to clean out before anyone stays in my house and what on earth I'm going to pack (that stresses me out BIG TIME) , and what if we crash en route in the Pacific or even worse, by some crazy Italian driver!!!!!!!And then I talk myself out of it again.
Then I think about how gorgeous and beautiful Tuscany will be. How much fun we'll have with the people we're going with, how I won't have to drive kids around for 10 whole days, how I won't have to cook or do laundry or clean up after anyone and how I will MISS all of those things.
I think I am certifiably, absoloutely CRAZY!
And I can't wait to go.
If I go.
I will.
I will love it! :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Jonny does laundry!

So, my husband does a lot of great stuff. He works really hard at the office, he coaches kids sports teams, spends time with me and the kids, works hard outside and cooks whenever he's around, bishopric stuff and is a good son and son-in-law, but, he does not do laundry!!!

Sometimes he'll help me fold it, if he sees me doing it at night, and feels guilty, but as a general rule, it's a big no, one of those jobs that falls into the ALL MINE department.
So imagine my surprise when I came up last night from the basement and he'd done a load and folded another, and then this morning BEFORE he went to work (at 7am) he'd done the same!
I asked him about it and he said "I just love you and you do a lot for us!"
Now, I don't know why he did it, whether it really was cuz he loves me, or cuz he usually sees me at my worst (about 5 pm) and thinks I'm going to go off the deep end anytime soon, or if he's finally had it with my laundry mistakes :{ or if it's Valentines Day, I don't know...but I do know that I'm a pretty lucky girl.... and I'll take it!!!!!! He's the best! I'm so thankful for him, even if he doesn't usually do laundry!!!!