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A "Short" Vacation

The short one in our household went on a one day trip with her Nana and Papa this morning. Even though I entered this mini-separation from her with a lot of trepidation (I am gone 5 days on business next week and will already be away from her) I decided to check my attitude and do some things I really can't do while she is here.

She left about 8:00 this morning. By 8:30 I was out the door heading to KCPT's Antique Appraisal Show with my girlfriend. She had three items she wanted appraised. I have never seen anything like that before and it was a bit exciting. I saw lots of guns. Lots of Victorian paintings. My friend got some really good news on one of her items and just okay news on the other two.

After that, I stopped by baseball practice. I am sorry to say it was more to soak up some of the fantastic sunshine we had today and not for the baseball. But, I will say, it was fun to see the team's progress and see them looking like a team.

I cleaned out my car. I mean I had my husband take the car-seat out. Those of you who are parents will know instantly what that looks like. The most disgusting place in the entire world is the seat below a car-seat. Spilled chocolate milk, melted candy bars, hairy gummy pieces, dried up French fries, hair, and general dirt. That was the condition of my car seat as I took it to the car wash today, head hung low, hoping to not make eye-contact with all those poor employees of Green Lantern that I paid to clean my car.

Next, the car-seat itself got a bath. We took that cover off and started up the washing machine.

I grabbed a trash bag and started organizing the Short Chics toy box. I threw a ton of McDonald's, Sonic, Wendy's meal toys away. I drug that one toy box to her room. My living room actually looks like a living room and not a toy store.

Her bedding has been washed. Her shoes organized. Her dresser drawers organized.  WHEW!

All of this while she is off swimming to her hearts content in a hotel with her Nana and Papa hours from here!

Now, I am off to sleep. After I shower that is, cleaning up after the Short Chic is messy.


  1. Wow! What a productive day! Great job for moving past your emotions and doing what needed to be done. Next time, give me a call. I have a car that probably looks worse than yours and I don't have a kid. Get some rest tonight with extra space in the bed!


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