Just preparing for turkey day and Eli's birthday. I can't believe my little boy is going to be 4 already. It seems like he was born yesterday. I sure hope year 4 will have his bootie calming down. That kid is high energy :)
In other news, I have been trying really hard to not post because I know all I would be talking about would be Hawaii and I don't want to drive anyone nuts. So Im going to post a bit about it, don't read unless you want to hear my giddy ramblings...
So I am very excited to say the least. I'm not so excited about the flying because they are huge flights and I am a nervous flier. I don't enjoy turbulance by any means. I looked this morning and I found out on my flight to hawaii, I am in the very back row on the plane. I actually like sitting way in the back, I can see what everyone else is doing. That is, if I am not sleeping.
I've started feeling slightly guilty about us spending a lot of money on my trip. We are stretched so financially thin right now, without thinking about Eli's impending bday and christmas. My parents have loaned us the money for my ticket. We thought for sure we would have Keith's inheritance by now, but we're still waiting on word. He wants to send me with at least 300 for spending money. I don't know how this is even possible without it. I also feel bad leaving the kids alone, but Im sure they will be just fine.
I really need the vacation. This will have been my first vacation since I moved out. The longest I have been away from either of my kids has been a few hours, so it will be a well needed rest. And it will be good for Keith to see what I did every day for a year and a half.
I've been on the Hawaii boards constantly since I've found out. I'm getting very excited to meet some of the people I have formed strong friendships with in the past year. We have a dinner cruise on Friday night with an entire floor on the ship for U2 fans (which I am sure the rest of the pasengers will be grateful for). Right after that, we're all lining up for GA which will be an experience in itself from what I have heard. I will be one of those fans you see on TV - standing in line all night for the chance to be hanging off the stage.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever be this involved in a band. Sharing a common love of the music, the message, the people. Following them to Hawaii just for a concert, the final concert of this 5 leg tour, a concert that will be one of the biggest events in U2 history.
And then there's Pearl Jam... I've had a crush on Eddie Vedder since I was in 7th grade. When everyone else loved Nirvana, I loved Pearl Jam. I never thought I would have the chance to see them live. Now I have a chance of seeing Eddie and Bono share the same stage. Incredible.
Ive recently started listening to Rocko and the Devil's music, which is just so much fun. Especially the line that is going to make us in the GA standing in line cheer "they must be zootopians 'cuz theyre the first in line".
This is a chance in a lifetime and I am so lucky to be a part of it. This whole trip is going to be incredible. I still can't believe I am going. The stories and the photos I will come home with.....