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Friday, March 2, 2012

Today — this week! — has been packed with To-Dos. It’s been … let’s see. How shall I put this? Ah, hell, no way around it. I’m about to say the b-word … busy. I know, it has four letters, but it’s never been seen as a bad word, right? Well, that was before I read this piece in the Wall Street Journal  asking, Are You As Busy As You Think? OK, it’s still not officially a bad word, but the article does make me pause and think before throwing “busy” around so wildly.

We leave for our European trip next week, so I think my saying it’s been busy and — let’s keep it real — all out hectic lately is totally allowed. I’ve started calling our glorious excursion The Boss Birthday Bonanza trip. The excitement of it, however, has done nothing to allay my anxiousness about leaving our Youngster at home this time around. I even woke up this morning at 5:10 a.m. [Bitch, it is 5:10! <—“Happy Endings” callback. If you’re not DVR’ing/watching this ABC show? Get with it, man.] thinking about far too many things and already missing my QB.

So I’m making this special calendar for the young man. Something to help him count down the days that we’ll be away. I’m not yet finished, but it’s shaping up. Me, on the other hand, I’m hoping to straighten out my wings around all of this stuff soon enough.

Have a good one, friends. At some point over the weekend, raise a glass with me (come on, pretend!) in a pre-birthday, pre-travel, pre-calm yo’ self, woman toast and let’s wish us all the very best. Sounds like a solid plan.

1 Comment
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    Kristin says:

    You don’t sound insanely….busy. And I adore the calendar idea. It’s better than an advent calendar with chocolate. Almost.

    Don’t forget to take deep breaths, and enjoy the planning (despite the anxiety!).