Friday, April 10, 2009


Loading your child up on Nutter Butter's before going on to a plane is definately not the smartest thing we've ever done. It didn't help that she didn't take a nap-she knew something was up. Had I been by myself I think I would've cried but having two parents to escort a not-yet 2 year old? Priceless. It wasn't that bad-only a few moments of screaming, and one of the two people whose chairs she kicked didn't mind at all (we effusively apologized afterwards, but one still looked annoyed). We did forget to bring a sufficient amount of toys, which will be remedied on our Sunday flight (I normally would've remembered but my brain has been suffering from pregnancy-itis recently).

And now we're in Houston. I love Houston. Disliked it when we first got here, although nowhere near the amount of antipathy I felt towards Las Cruces when we arrived. Today is celebrate Wulfa's birthday day and shopping for the Orclette (my mom and I are going-whee!). Tomorrow more fun stuff with the grandparents (my grandparents) arriving that night. We'll spend Sat. night and Sunday morning with them and then we have to take off-school calls and I have a test 9:30 a.m. Monday (bleh).

AND GUESS WHAT. IT'S RAINING HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love the rain. Las Cruces does not rain. They tell me there's a rainy season that lasts 2 months ... I don't think they even know what rain looks like. I think it's more likely that it will drizzle for 2 months. /cry. My longing for thunderstorms has already made me declare that the next vacation we take needs to be somewhere it will rain the entire time. Kinda silly, I know, but I'm not a desert person. I need green, rain, mebbe mountains, overcast skies, etc. And a second cup of coffee (whoo I'm gonna be buzzing. My mom has good coffee. Not decaf.). You know, I think that when Damm gets sent to the various camps he has to go to after graduation and his commission (at least that's what we've heard) I'm gonna come back here and live with my parents.


Sephrenia said...

Tips for travelling with 2 year olds - wrap up lots of small things - toys, food, books, pens, anything small you can think of. Give one present every 15-30 minutes. Build the excitement by putting it off with 5 minutes of something to reward with.

Pixelated Executioner said...

Well, if Las Cruces is anything like Phoenix, you're going to learn very soon what a "monsoon" is, and you might not like it.

It's like someone upending an endless bucket over the top of the city for a good 20-30 minutes.