So DH and I are going to a little town about 2 hours from here called French Lick (isn't that the best name ever?). One of our vendors sponsors a seminar there and pays for a night at the newly renovated hotel. We went last year, and it was really nice.
The plans are these: pick up kids around 2:00ish, get back to office, pick up DH (we'll leave a car at the office over night), drop off kids at my step-dad's mom's house at 3:30, my mom picks up kids at 4:30 after she gets home from work. We drive to French Lick in (hopefully) less than 2 hours, lose an hour because they are on Eastern time, check into hotel with 30 minutes to spare before dinner starts, change and freshen up, eat dinner with a group of mostly strangers, then we have the night to ourselves and have to get up early Friday morning for the seminar.
Then we're free at Friday around 2 p.m. We plan to go visit the West Baden Springs hotel in the afternoon. It's an historical landmark, a happening place back in the 1920s that was completely redone a few years ago. It has one of the largest open air domes in the country (I'm too lazy right now to google the details). Anyway, it's supposed to be spectacular.
We'll drive home Friday night and maybe have dinner and maybe see a movie. Then Saturday I'll go workout in the morning, pick up the dog from our cousin's house, pick up the kiddos, and then we'll have family time together. Sunday is church and yet another pool party/cook out for the rest of my husband's family's July birthdays (his included).
All of this, however, hinges on the health of my kids. I am concerned because (a) Sophie fell asleep at 8:30 last night not feeling great and had 99.5* temp this morning and (b) Luke has what appears to be the start of pink eye.
If my kids get sick, I swear I'm going to absolutely lose it.
I had leftover pink eye meds for Luke, which I started this morning and will send with him for my mom to put in all weekend. I gave Sophie ibuprofen before day camp and am keeping my fingers crossed she's okay.
But seriously, I fully expect to get a call while we're gone that they are sick.
And that just bites.
They aren't sick enough for me to cancel (yet--we still have 5 hours before we leave). But my mommy instincts are telling me things aren't quite right. At least they will be with my mom, because it's not like I can magic myself home if they get sick. I'll be two hours away.
The bright spot in all this is.... my weight is going down again. I have worked out the past couple of days and am logging my food and not eating at night. So I've gotten all the water weight off and IF I can keep myself contained this weekend, perhaps I can stay at 150 and gear up for more weight loss next week.
Maybe all that will happen. If only everyone stays healthy.
I'll likely be gone from the blog world until I'm home and have some free time this weekend. So you all behave while I'm away.
Noteworthy: I was scanning my past posts for something on last year's visit to French Lick, and instead found this. It's the post from July 17, 2007--one year ago today. On that day I threw a little internet party for being on plan 150 days. And I ran a 5k for the first time. And I wrote about how I ran outside for the first time. My word. I did a lot of things "for the first time" a mere 365 days ago. I take so many of those things for granted now--a 5k is a warm up now and I start at 5.8 mph instead of ending up there. I'm not bragging, just in awe that I have kept this lifestyle up, and that I am continuing to improve. And, this is the strangest feeling of all, the life of nonactivity and being grossly overweight seems lightyears behind me. That's where they are going to stay.