Wednesday, June 4, 2008
May was an extremely busy month for me. I was only in town for half of the month and playing catch up for the rest of the month. I decided I am not a very good traveler or packer. Apparently my philosophy on packing is wait until the very last minute (like midnight before the morning you leave) and then throw as many outfits, shoes, books and massive hair care products (yes I did bring a full size blow dryer with diffuser)as I can into one suitcase and just pray I don't have to pay the $80 overweight fee at the airport.
My second trip I went to Southern California where I stayed in Newport Beach for a conference and then drove out to visit Carly and her family in Temecula. My conference was great, but who wants to hear about boring work stuff. The view outside my room was fantastic. It was a beautiful country club golf course and just beyond the course was the ocean. I can definitely see what the draw is for so many people wanting to live in southern California.
Visiting with Carly and her family was great. I have to give major props to Carly and everything that she does. She is a proud mother of three beautiful children with the oldest turning four and the wife of a full time working husband who is currently getting his MBA. Carly's day starts about 5:30 or 6:00 in the morning and never really ends with nighttime feedings still going on. Aren't her kids beautiful? They are so much fun to. I finally got Sterling comfortable enough that he let me hold him and play with him while I was there. I am definitely going to have to stay longer the next time I visit so I can have some more Sterling time!
Once I got back from California my body started rebelling. I have been sleeping 8 or 9 hours a night and still taking 2 and 3 hour naps. Not to mention the massive fever blister I got on my cheek. What I would like to know is why right on the cheek? Why couldn't it at least be on my neck or something, then it might have at least looked like a hicky and I could pretend like I was getting some action! Sorry no pictures to share with that one.