First of all, I'm sorry I've been a little MIA from the blog world for the last couple of days. Trust me, you know I'm REALLY busy when I don't make time to blog! :) In response to the one "email of concern," I'm feeling fine - haha - but, as usual, I've bitten off a little more than I can chew in my "real life" right now, and several other projects seem to be taking up A LOT of my "free" time. In the next three weeks, I am organizing a church renovation/move, our high school's prom, and a bachelorette party in Northern Virginia. (I just realized what a funny combination of projects that is!) Anyways, I'm not complaining... it's all fun stuff and, at least I'll have EXCELLENT blog material in the coming weeks!!!
Speaking of fun stuff, last night my dad called a "Family Meeting." Just in case you think that's normal, let me clarify: I am twenty-six and have been married for almost three years, I talk to my parents and sister every day, and I don't remember EVER having a family meeting before in my life. Call me crazy, but this seems to be a funny time to start instituting this kind-of tradition.
Anyway, the topic of the meeting was our upcoming trip to Nashville this weekend to see Jimmy Buffett and visit good family friends -- Yes, extremely important. I guess, if you think about it, all five of us in a mini-van for seven hours IS a cause for some pre-mature planning. My dad, I kid you not, came with a TYPED AGENDA for each of us. And, not to be outplayed, I prepared "Behavior Contracts" for everyone to sign at the conclusion of the meeting. Jeff even notorized them! Hilarious. Like father like daughter.
Just to give you a preview of this road trip, items on the contract included:
"Traveler hereby agrees to get ample sleep on the eve of the trip and take any and all precautions to ensure the VERY best mood possible on the day of travel."
"Traveler will be polite and friendly at all times during travel, especially with regards to: seating arrangements, music selections, bathroom breaks, conversation topics, and driving."
Kathryn begrudgingly signed, but hers was accompanied by a little note that read:
"Please recognize that this contract is asking me to completely 100% totally CHANGE MY PERSONALITY. I will do my best."
I think that pretty much sums up what we are dealing with here... Prayers are encouraged!
P.S. Bachelor of the Week will be back next Monday!! Don't fret, there are plenty of single hunks to go around! ;)