Sunday, September 12, 2010
Anxiety and Planning
I'm traveling for business this coming week. I leave Tuesday afternoon and come back Thursday night. It's for training at our corporate office in St Paul. I will miss 3 bedtimes. I will not be packing Teagan's lunches (she packs based on the menu for the week). I will not be hugging or kissing my kids. I will not be singing and dancing to "Physical" on our way to school. I haven't had to travel for work since May of 2009. I rarely have to travel and I really like it that way. I like to travel for fun and with my family. I don't like having to be away from my family. I've been avoiding the subject in my head all week. Today, I can't avoid it anymore. I have to start planning ahead. I want to get everything ready as much as possible before I go. I want to plan easy menu plans and have lunches as ready to go as possible. Buy a rotisserie chicken on Monday evening. Jeff can make chicken nachos on Tuesday. Chicken can go in Teagan's lunches. Maybe he'll do dinner at church on Wednesday (I know our church family would help him with the logistics). He's got his parents here to help if needed. I'm sure Pop-pop would love to come over and help with bedtime one night. I need to get all of our laundry folded and put away and outfits picked out for the week- one less thing for Jeff to have to worry about while I'm gone. I get really anxious when I think about not being here Tuesday when Jeff brings the kids home from school. I choke up a bit when I think about not being here at bedtime. I'm trying to think of the positives. I'll get a bed to myself for 2 nights. That's about all I've got. Send good thoughts and prayers Jeff's way this week, please. Anyone near St. Paul who would want to do dinner Tuesday? I've got 2 guest posters lined up for Tues and Weds. I'd like one more so that I don't have to try and post while gone. If you are desperate to keep up with me... check out that Twitter feed in the sidebar or follow me on Twitter. Now I have to go to church and find some peace and comfort... and then come home and kick it into high gear to get this family ready for me not being here.