Friday, July 6, 2007

One of those days!

It's Friday night we are all packed up ready to go to California. All we need to do in the morning is see Beau for the first time in a few days and get to the airport in time for lunch and say good-bye to Beau for two weeks. Thats right I am flying for more than 13 hours with 3 children under the age of 6. (OK so Jorie will be 6 next month, but still) Some say I am crazy but I say "thats just how it is".
I am really excited to see friends and family. Then there are the few things that I am looking forward to; driving my Odyssey, shopping at Target, Costco, Trader Joe's etc., can't wait to see the beach, the Woodbridge Lagoon, and parks that are not infested with biting sand flies, so annoying! I think it will be fun to relive our experiences as we visit with friends and family. I have been thinking I should post a recent e-mail that I sent to Beau at the end of "One of those days". It just goes to show you that aside from the few variations we all have similar experiences. I am sure you can relate in some way.

Gema is my Helper, HK for Nanny. Octopus card is what we use for public transportation.

From: Amy Lefler
Date: June 15, 2007 5:14:55 PM GMT+08:00
To: Beau Lefler
Subject: adventurous day


Now you might be thinking, is she being sarcastic or genuine about this title "adventurous day"? The fact is I am both. It was an adventure in that we didn't know what we were doing from one moment to the next however there were things that happened today that I simply could have done without. So looking on the bright side, I have learned a few things today, you might say the hard way.

1. Never leave Discovery Bay with the children and without cash.
2. Never trust that Gema know's where she is going even if she thinks she does.
3. Never leave the house for the day without enough umbrellas to cover us all.
4. Never leave the house without sufficient feminine hygiene products, or at least bring a sweater to tie around my waist.
5. Never go out with the children and assume that they have enough credit on their octopus cards.

I did plan sufficiently in a few areas however, you could say lessons learned in the past, the hard way.

1. I had diapers and wipes for Bentz.
2. I had snacks and drinks galore for the girls.
3. I had my emergency stash of one cliff bar. (thanks to the Hydes)
4. I had treats hidden in the bag that I could use for bribes if necessary.
5. I had my phone and it was charged.

So hopefully I will learn my lesson and maybe next time we will actually make it to our destination. But hey McDonalds always tastes better when you have traveled on two ferry's to get there and who really wants to see a bunch of Dinosaur bones anyway? I guess we have until November to try try again.

Hope your day has been better than mine.

Love you!

If you ever have a bad day just know that somewhere in the world someone else is too and it just might be me!

Sorry no pictures, too many little fingers have been playing with our camera. Hope to post more soon.