Thursday, March 12, 2009

We have now entered "busy season".

Last month when we looked ahead to March to try and plan a short vacation, we quickly realized that the entire month of March had already been planned for us! With Birthdays, karate testing, spring break, hopefully some visitors, some changes in work schedules, and church obligations, the calendar is FULL! Add in some frustrating behaviors coming from a certain 5 year old we know and love which is requiring trips to school and meetings with teachers and admin, creative parenting, and making sure the 3 year old doesn't get jipped in the parenting department, you may have noticed that I am semi-absent from blogging. I've also been haunted tirelessly by that treadmill that is sitting next to my PC at home, so I've had to give it the love and attention it requires so it will not haunt me all night long. Things are busy.

And actually, I like it that way. I love to sit down and blog a bit. I find it even more relaxing and invigorating that kicking a pigeon, but its good to have other things to do too.

So next week we have two days that are as yet unplanned, except for that we are planning to have some recreation those two days. I was thinking about going to Montezuma's castle, which is some cliff dwellings in north/central AZ. But I'm also thinking about telling JP to get in the passenger seat and taking him on a drive that my sis and I did last year. It was a little hairy the first time, never having driven anything like it before (think Mule Trail, only I was driving a Dodge Durango). The only thing is he'll probably want to drive, and I don't think I could handle that ride as a passenger. I'm not real big on mountain roads to start with (I think my dad used to hit those curves excellerating just simply to scare me! LOL) and I do get carsick. But I feel up to the challenge if he would let me drive. The scenery is spectacular, and last time it was dark for half the ride, so I'm sure we missed alot. It is 44 miles, and last time it took us 2 and a half hours to traverse that little peice of wilderness, without any stops. This time I think I would want to make stops and check it all out. I dunno, we have never been to Montezuma's castle, and I've been wanting to get there, and it is straight interstate all the way there.

I love living in this state. There is so much to see!


Lara said...

You are brave! I don't think I could do the drive you describe as a passenger OR a driver. And if I had to, I'd be curled up in a little ball crying all 44 miles of it.

I like the busy months...they make me happy.

SO said...

I have noticed you aren't around as much. As long as you check in once in a while I'll accept the "I'm busy" excuse.

Vanessa said...

I wish I lived in your state during the cold months. Lucky.

Kristina P. said...

You know I notice. It may take me a little while, but when someone I've been reading for a while goes MIA, I do actually notice.

Sounds like a great plan for next week!

Melanie J said...

"Kicking a pigeon"? Heh, heh.