Playing Catch Up

It has been exactly 4 weeks since I visited my little blog, I have missed her so...  Life just keeps getting busier and busier and I don't see an end in sight.  I also have had some life altering, heart shattering, stuff going on.  Let's see if I can remember.

Big Miss surprised us on 4th of July with a visit from college.  I was so happy, but then panicked because she drove here, ALONE.  I know, she is a big girl, but I only see my little pink tutued dancer.  

I have taken on way too much and this summer has been brain overload for me.  I said yes about 20 times too many and now I am stuck doing stuff I no longer desire to get done.  I will get it all done, at the expense of spending time with my family and not sleeping for the rest of the summer, but lesson learned.  This is the last time I stop taking care of me!

BFF has torn my heart to shreds when I found out that something has been kept from me.  It happened this week, BFF is away, so it hasn't been resolved.  I go out of town tomorrow, so it won't be resolved this week, if it will ever be resolved.  I know forgiveness is key, but it's the forgetting that is so hard.  My heart hurts and I don't know how to get back to the place we were in just a week ago.  Dishonesty is usually a deal breaker for me, but this is my BFF...

I am going through Menopause, it is official.  Aren't you so jealous of me?  I hate it, people around me hate me because they hate it, and I am HOT all of the time.  I sweat drying myself after my shower, it is ridiculous.  I was told because I started young this could take 5-6 years.  I won't make it another 5-6 minutes.  I hope my husband loves me as much as I think he does because when little miss leaves to college in exactly one year, he is in for the menopausal ride of his life, HAHA!

That's about it, I think.  Well, these are the things that stand out, if I think of something else, I will let you know.

3 more weeks till school starts... I hope the AC is set to 50 below or my firsties or going to run for the hills.

College Road Trip or How I Tried to Get Through the Week

*****This should have been posted weeks ago, I don't know why it didn't go through.  Pretend it is June 20th and we will all be ok.***

Last night, Little Miss and I returned from our week long trip through Florida. Last Monday, we drove to Tampa from Miami, so we could tour the campus of USF on Tuesday.  We laughed and sang she sang (I had to listen to her iPod through the aux cable for the entire drive) her crazy songs, apologizing every time Weezy said a bad word.  My goodness, I never knew there were so many AWFUL words until I listened to these songs.  I made her change a lot of them and then miss funny pants thought it would be great to put on Frank Sinatra (I am 44, Frankie is a bit before my time).  I knew all the words to all his songs and she did too, so maybe there is hope for her musical taste.  

I have to say that I was surprised with the look of USF.  I don't want to offend anyone, but I wasn't sure if this was a legit college and people, IT IS!  I was so impressed with the tour guides, with the curriculum, and with the whole atmosphere.  Do I want her to go to USF, well no, we already have made it clear that I want her home with me forever, but let's pretend that I would be okay if she attended USF.  After lunch, we started our drive to Tallahassee, so she could bask in the glory of FSU.  I am officially a geographical idiot, because I didn't know it took so long to get to Tally from Tampa, so I drove forever.  When I say forever, I mean I had to drive on this God awful road, US19, which is host to nothing but little shack houses, about 7 gas stations, and many, many Confederate flags.  I never knew that we had a bible belt in Florida, but I don't get out much, haha.  Little Miss slept and I drove through all of these little towns praying that I wouldn't run out of gas in some of them.  They didn't look too welcoming and I thought that we might end up on the Discovery ID network!

Tallahassee is beautiful, I do love visiting there, but this was her first time.  She loved it, I knew she would.  She loved FSU, I knew she would.  She loved the dance building, I knew she would.  She wants to go to FSU, I knew she would.  Enough of that, you get the picture.

Our last stop was Orlando, where we stayed from Wednesday to Sunday and got to spend time with Big Miss.  So it was me and my girls hanging out and loving life.  It rained all day everyday, but we didn't mind.  We had dinner at Downtown Disney, we saw Prometheus, and we just enjoyed our time together.

So I got through college road trip number 2, my last one ever, and I did enjoy it.  I don't like the next part of this college thing, I didn't like it when Big Miss did it, so peeps, bare with me.  I need all the strength I can muster to send this Little Miss, heart of my heart, off to the big girl school of her choice.  

Scholarships and applications are being completed as I write...