Thursday, February 17, 2011

I need a manicure

My nails are horrible. The problem is, I don't like nail polish, I don't want fake nails and I don't like them long. But I also don't like them too short. And in my line of work they get paint and playdough under them, cracked and I rival health care professionals with the amount of times I wash my hands in a day so I have soft nails from always being wet.

Okay, complaint over.

So we've (we've being my mom and I) have begun to plan a tea as a fundraising effort for our Relay for Life team. I know my mom will have no trouble filling it with Red Hatters, which was initially what we'd planned it for but then it took on a life of it's own and we decided to open it up to anyone who wanted to come. Of course, it's still early - it's not until May but I'm hoping tickets will sell soon and quickly. It's not that I don't think the tote bags are enough - $450 worth of pledges is what they've brought in so far since August, but I want to do more and more. They retirement home we're having it at donated the use of the room to us - an awesome gift unto itself and we're going to try to get some local businesses to donate small items for door prizes. Failing that, we'll pool some cash and buy some ourselves - our further donation to the cause.  I'm excited but also a bit nervous that it will be a flop. I just want to make a difference.

The ladies in the Pumpkin Patch have been talking about a weekend get together in Chicago. I can't even begin to tell you how badly I want to go. I've looked into flights and it looks like I could probably get a return ticket for about $300 - even cheaper if I drive to Buffalo and fly from there. The downside to this option is that A: This is a girls weekend so no hubby allowed (at least as far as I can tell) and B: I don't fly well WITH my husband.....flying alone would likely entail the plane making an emergency landing because I am flipping out.
So I looked at option B: Drive.  If I can survive 5 days in a sedan with 4 other adults driving 10 hours a day to get to Vegas I can most certainly handle the roughly 10 hour drive from here to Chicago.  If I left at 5 am, leaving room for traffic, border crossing, etc, I could be in Chicago by dinner. 
But there's another problem. I'm not entirely sure Sean would be on board with my driving that far alone. It's not the drive per se, I do most of the 24 hour drive to his mom's house, it's the Alone part. And I'm sure I could convince him to go with me but then what's he going to do when he gets there? Hang with a bunch of women he doesn't know? Not likely. And even if he could/would I wouldn't want him to (and I'm sure they wouldn't either) And if some of the other husbands came - do they get thrust into that awkward 'playdate' situation. "Um, so your wife knows my wife from the internet huh?" Yeah, I'm not seeing that scenario.

I'm not giving up on the idea just yet. There is no one between me and Chicago I could carpool with. I don't know anyone who frequents Chicago for business so I can't throw that out there. But I'll think of something. I'd really hate to miss out on such a great opportunity. Now if I could convince them to move the meet up to Detroit maybe.....no question. I'd be there. I'm just worried that Chicago is too far out of my reach.

Where there is a will, there's a way I suppose.

In the meantime one of the kids in my class told me a joke today.....

Why did the banana go to the Doctor?
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Because he wasn't peeling well.

5 year old humor. Fabulous ain't it!
Have a nice day!

7 comments:

  1. The tea is a great idea! I wish we culd make it--it will be a success. What kind of door prizes are you looking for??

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  2. Just about anything. I'm going to use one of the bags as a door prize as well as some greeting cards. We're looking at having florists donate some centerpieces that we can use as door prizes and perhaps some nice wine.

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  3. I'd drive with you if I could find a decent seat sale (and you didn't mind a 6 mos. old along for the ride). Lol

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  4. It would be a pleasure to have him (and you!) along for the ride!

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  5. YOU HAVE TO COME!!!!! We just can't miss an opportunity!

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  6. Okay Jenny, fly here instead of there and then we'll drive there together. LOL

    I'm thinking maybe I should ask for trip money for my anniversary and birthday. :)

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  7. I would love to...if Southwest Airlines flew there! I have a reward ticket to use through them!

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