Monday, February 28, 2011

And Away We Go!

OK, now I'm pysched and ready to go!  It's Monday night of "Orlando Week."  My countdown officially started today.  

It's all good because I tried on some of my favorite summer clothes and I'm so happy that they didn't shrink too much since last summer. 

I got a new pair of Keen sandals in a cool color.  This was not an easy feet (pun intended) feat as it is still very much winter here.  Found one pair at D*cks Sporting Goods but alas, they were a boring black.   Not what I was looking for. Not at all Orlandoish.  Bought them 'cause I had a $30 off and a $20 off coupon!  Figured I just go to another D*cks in another town and exchange them for a truely "rad" color, only to find out that store didn't have ANY at all.  Holy Cow! 

Being the resourseful problem-solver that I am, I went to a different chain store and they had just gotten a shipment in and hadn't even entered the prices in the computers.  BUT, I got a pair of LIME GREEN Keens!  I will be styling with happy feet.
The Thursday night babysitter came by tonight to do the walk-through.  It's all good.

Mama just booked our hotel for Thursday night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My bag is packed but I will probably take everything out about a million times between now and Thursday.

We just have to get through 2 more days of work, get our taxes done, smile knowingly at each other, get my haircut, tidy the house so our babysitters won't be too appalled, plan the dinners like good parents, do the happy dance a few times, answer a million ridiculous questions from the boys Bobby, make sure phone numbers to social workers (and police) are clearly displayed, get to the bank, giggle...........


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Orlando Theme Song

I was listening to some old Michael W. Smith music the other day and the lyrics to "I Will Be Here for You" struck me as what our retreat in Orlando is about.   We, who parent traumatized children, will be coming together to relax and rejuvenate.  To share our heartaches, loneliness, joys, frustrations and successes.  We will be surrounded by others who understand US and our families. 

We have all somehow found each other and will be spending three shame-free and guilt-free days soaking up each others' wisdom, humor and love.  We will be each others' shelter.

I Will Be Here for You

(Michael W. Smith / Diane Warren)

When you feel the sunlight
Fade into the cold night
Don't know where to turn
I don't know where to turn
And all the dreams you're dreaming
Seem to lose their meaning
Let me in your world
Baby, let me in your world
All you need is someone you can hold
Don't be sad, you're not alone

I will be here for you
Somewhere in the night
Somewhere in the night
I'll shine a light for you
Somewhere in the night
I'll be standing by
I will be here for you

In this world of strangers
Of cold, unfriendly faces
Someone you can trust
Oh there's someone you can trust
I will be your shelter
I'll give you my shoulder
Just reach out for my love
Reach out for my love
Call my name and my heart will hear you
I will be there, there's nothing to fear

(My apologies if the video is out of sync--the best I could find on youtube.)