Saturday, February 9, 2008


So my kid says today "Um, mom, you are totally slacking on the blog thing, huh?"
But this one is gonna be boring...

sigh...yes, yes I am. I have slept an unusual amount of sleep for me. I am a chronic insomniac, since my early teens or so. Typically I get about 4 hours of sleep a day. Of course working nights doesn't help that either, but I actually think it helps me deal with that type of schedule a bit better as well. So I go for weeks like that, sleeping only 3-5 hours and then I get a "catch-up" day or two. In those days I can't get enough sleep. the last two days have been like that for me. Tonight I work night again and no doubt I will go back to my "normal" non-sleeping schedule.

I did get some of my trip planned this week. Josh and are are heading to New York City for President's week break. Josh's list of must-dos is growing every day. We are taking the train, a first for both of us. We will even have our own room on the train, which is good as I am working Saturday night, getting off work at 7:30am and catching a 10am train. I can sleep half way to the Big Apple. I used Priceline for the first time also and got a good deal in a hotel for the week. Josh is really looking forward to this trip, just the two of us.

I only wish it was a warmer time of year, so Josh and I could get lost in Central Park like Zach and I did our first trip there together. Good times. When Zach and I called for help to my gay's assistant..she told me to head south. Did she think I was holding a freakin' compass?? I was a girl scout for a minute thousands of years ago and I know I never used a compass. I am not an outdoor-sy girl. I like room service and 350+ thread count sheets. I have no use for trailblazing.

And yes, I have a gay. His name is Rohit. He an Indian...with a dot a feather. He is currently living and working in NYC. I will be using him as my personal tour guide for the trip. Josh wants to actually do touristy things, whereas Zach was more of a "get the experience of just being in New York" kinda guy.

We are planning a trip to the Empire State building, the Museum of Natural History, Chinatown, Time Square, catching a show, Ellis Island, the Aquarium, eating funky foods and walking until we collapse. Since I will have very little sleep on the day of our arrival, I am worried about being crabby. It is a VERY rare event but VERY possible when you mix travel and sleeping on a train with an 11 year old. So the night of our arrival we will keep it low key, getting dinner and just showing Josh a bit of the city. The next day...we get on with the action.

The only thing I am worried about is leaving Sammy home. He is quite attached to me right now and when I leave for work he has been asking "Mommy, will I ever see you again??" A week away might be a bit much for the little man. I am hoping it goes smoothly for Adam. Sammy Satan can be make for a stressful week. I will hafta make it up to all of them when I get back.

Off to think about getting ready for work. Only two more days to put in before Josh and I are off...yikes, so much to do and so little time. My buddies are on tonight which makes the day (night) that much better.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I am so glad that you got some sleep. I hope you guys have a great time in NY...I know you will.