I'm up, I'm up… and a few fill ins.

March 8, 2013

It is 6:02 am currently and I’ve been up for an hour and a half this fine, still pitch black morning. Why, you ask? I’d be happy to tell you…

My middle child is going on a field trip to SeaWorld in Orlando today. Orlando is about 3 hours north of here by car. Middle and her friends and teachers are going by coach bus and it will probably be closer to 3 1/2 hours before they get there.

They have a busy day planned, with an instructor giving them a behind the scenes look for about two hours and then some free time and time to explore the park and go on some rides.

Hence, my alarm rang at the ungodly hour of 4:20 am. Her and I got in the car at 4:50 am so she would be at school by 5:15 am. I normally get up around 6:30 am and we leave for school by 7:30 am and that’s practically still the middle of the night for me. I am not what you would call a morning person!

It was eerie driving to school on empty roads. We counted about 10 cars where normally busy morning rush hour traffic reigns (which I will get to enjoy again at 7:30 when I drop off the boy for his day at school).

Pick up this evening won’t be until about 10:30 pm. That’s a loooooooong day. I’m already on my second cup of coffee before it’s even my normal wake up time.

Can you hear that nap calling my name? 🙂


Time now to join Hilary for some fill in fun…

Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at Hilary(at)feelingbeachie(dot)com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Tami from Empty Nest in IL – she came up with the last two statements!

Hilary would LOVE it if you could please help her spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:
1. Sometimes I wonder if I should ___ but I know I wont
2. A ___ is very ___
3. I got _____ from my _____
4. _____ make(s) the best ______

My answers:

1. Sometimes I wonder if I should just get over myself and have my wisdom teeth pulled so I can get Invisalign to re-straighten my teeth but I know I won’t. (I’m too much of a chicken when it comes to this surgery and so far – knock on wood – my wisdom teeth aren’t bothering me.)

2. A good server/waiter(ess) is very important to having a satisfying meal at a restaurant.

3. I got a beautiful pair of aquamarine (my birth stone) earring studs for my birthday last year from my best friend. I am wearing them right now.

4. Hubby makes the best baby back Barbeque ribs ever.

Won’t you join the fun and link up with Hilary?


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  • TBM March 8, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Wow you are a trooper. I hope Middle has fun!

    • Susi March 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      She did, thanks.

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell March 8, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I think you’re allowed AT LEAST one nap today! What a cool field trip!

    • Susi March 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Liz, it was a pretty special field trip and middle had a blast. I never did get that nap in…

  • Tami AKA My Kid's Mom March 8, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I was a server once and it’s definitely not an easy job. I feel for them.

    • Susi March 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      Tami, I was a server too and it is a tough job but I think, when they have a positive attitude it makes everything so much nicer.

  • Rorybore March 8, 2013 at 11:33 am

    wow – you do have a long day ahead of you. *passing coffee…um…..urn” LOL

    I do hope you get a chance to get a nap today.
    We had ribs last night!! sooo sooo good.
    It almost felt like summer…….except for all the snow we had to brush off the bbq. and the deck. and the stairs. LOL

    • Susi March 9, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Leslie, brrrr, I couldn’t even imagine. We had a great day but I never got to nap.

  • Judy March 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    So glad those days are over. We had to get up early for our trip away and that was a long day.

    • Susi March 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      Judy, hope you had a great trip and the long day was worth it. 🙂

  • Claudia March 8, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Good luck staying awake today! I have a similar fear of dentists… brrrh – just the thought of it… no fun – sorry to all dentists reading this, it is nothing personal!

    • Susi March 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Claudia, it’s not so much that I fear dentists but surgery in my mouth is another matter.

  • Hilary March 9, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I hope middle had a blast

    I did invisalign a few years back – was the best thing I ever did!

    • Susi March 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Hilary, I’d do the Invisalign in a second if I didn’t have to have my wisdom teeth removed.

  • Beth Ann Chiles March 9, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Ugh—hope you got that nap in!!! You deserved it!!! Totally agree about the good server in a restaurant thing—it certainly sets the tone for the entire meal and experience!!! Hope Middle had a great day!

    • Susi March 9, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      Beth Ann, middle had a wonderful day. I never got that nap in as we had some special company visiting and at this point I’m running on fumes. 🙂

  • AnnMarie March 10, 2013 at 12:32 am

    What a cool trip! I don’t know how you did it with the day you had! I bet you are glad it’s the weekend. I sometimes think I should run a marathon to get in shape but I know I never will. 🙂

    • Susi March 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      It was tough going there for a bit. Never got a nap in on Friday and Saturday was pretty packed too but I went to bed early last night and managed to get a good night’s sleep. 🙂