Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ok, so we all know that I do not have enough on my plate right now. So, I have committed myself to another project: NaBloPoMo = National Blog Posting Month! What is NaBloPoMo? Well, it's a commitment to blog everyday for 30 days, the month of November.
I tried last year. I only made it to November 9th. How pathetic is that? Then I got the 11th and 12th. Then I hit every other day for a few days. Then a week later, November was over. I failed miserably. But, it was fun trying.
I have a strategy this year. It might even be cheating, but I don't think so. The idea is to get in the habit of blogging. I'm not sure that my issue is things to write about, but rather taking the time to blog. I have plenty of things to share. But it seems that when I have time to blog the things are so old that no one is really going to care anymore. So, for NaBloPoMo I have decided that each day I am going to select a random photo (they are labeled by number, so I will not know what the pic is until I upload it) and post it with it's story, assuming I remember it. I have several SD cards, so photos might be quite old. Depending on which I choose to use on a given day. It should be a fun trip down memory lane.
So, join me for NaBloPoMo. Come back and encourage me. If you decide to sign-up let me know (Did I mention there are prizes?). You can click on the the NaBloPoMo logo on the right sidebar to sign up.

Monday, October 26, 2009

This weekend was emotionally exhausting. It was fun. But, it was also heart wrenching. We moved my little boy 3 hours away, to stretch his wings and go to school. It's really a great thing for him, academically and for his maturity. Little did I know, it would tear my heart into a million little pieces. I'm not sure what was worse, hugging him and crying and feeling him cry in my arms, or seeing him and Brandi hug and knowing they were both crying. Then watching him walk back to the dorm alone after he walked us to the car.

Then there was the quiet and sniffles in the car. That is until Shawn (resident comedian) said, "Now that the awkward silence is over, woo hoo, we got rid of him," or something to that effect. It did break the tension and make us all laugh. Although, it was still hard to leave him there.

Last night was particularly tough, on all of us. I was in desperate need of a good cry, but people kept coming in my room. Even Shawn came in and laid on our bed for a while, because it didn't feel right in his room alone. I texted and IM'd with Joshua for a while before bedtime. Webcam is an awesome thing, except that he really looked lonely and sad. I hope tonight is better for all of us.

Now that I have that off my chest, here are some pics from the weekend. I didn't take any pics yesterday. It wasn't a moment to capture and see again. The emotions are enough.

This is Joshua's new part time home. His home is still here.
Is this not the coolest thing?
Moving in on Saturday.
Brandi, Joshua and Shawn in Joshua's dorm room.
Shawn, don't ask; it's Shawn - enough said.
Joshua's space.
Saturday night, playing games in the hotel room.
The train game
This one is for Brandi's Mom. See, they slept in different beds. With a table in the middle, lol. We moved it to play games the night before.
There is a story here. We were headed to the beach to have lunch before dropping Joshua off on Sunday. Well, we got caught up in some major traffic. So, Shawn went through the backseat, to the trunk, to get some drinks. I don't advocate this, but we weren't going anywhere, and neither was anyone around us. We ended up turning around, and didn't make it to the beach after all. Maybe next time.
Like I said, no pics from Sunday afternoon. But, you can see there was a lot of fun this weekend too. I can't believe I have to do this three more times...