Only the Good: Kid Time


Yep, I haven’t been doing as many Only the Good posts as I have been. But here’s one for you:

I am off for the weekend, with Opening Act #1. We’re headed to a Boy Scout camp North of Mars, and we’re going to sled and use his new snowboard and … well, freeze. It’s colder there than it is here, and it’s only about 15 degrees here right now.

I’ve packed my Yellowstone layers. Yep, by that I mean the layers and fleece and alpaca wool and all the other good stuff I bought when the Tour Manager took me to Yellowstone over New Year’s two years ago. (Read all about it here. Just … don’t expect to see the pictures. I don’t know where they went! And here. And… here. And see what Trevor did as soon as I left!)

Scarily, those posts don’t even BEGIN to touch the experience that trip was.

Anyway… One thing I’m not bringing? The laptop. I’m not sure there’s service, and frankly, these weekends away are all about being in the moment and having fun with my kids. And the other adults we’ll be with; they’re a cool group.

The only downer is that I haven’t been sleeping well and the thought of snuggling on the couch with Opening Act #2 and watching tween girl flicks via Netflix on Demand and making French Toast for dinner appeals way more than the idea of being so darn cold (especially because it got so cold in my office today, I’ve been on the couch in the family room for over an hour now!). But… #1 got to pick which parent was undertaking this adventure, and I snookered the Tour Manager’s best friend into driving and …

Off we go. Into the wild cold yonder.

See you guys on Monday!



  1. Ann

    January 29, 2010 10:32 pm

    Have a great weekend. 🙂
    .-= Ann´s last blog ..Weekend Update =-.

  2. Mariana N. Blaser

    January 29, 2010 10:56 pm

    Wow, cool (literally, heh) hiking weekend with kids and the nature? Couldn’t be any better, could it?

    Have much fun dear! 🙂
    .-= Mariana N. Blaser´s last blog ..Uh, oh! Randomities Won the Kreativ Blogger Award! =-.

  3. L-Squared

    January 30, 2010 12:45 am

    Hope you have a good weekend! 🙂
    .-= L-Squared´s last blog ..Waxing Gibbous Moon =-.

  4. Lesley

    January 30, 2010 11:32 pm

    Hope you’re having fun!

  5. Wylie

    January 31, 2010 11:14 am

    Adding my ‘pleasant weekend!’ wishes. Good call on leaving the laptop at home… otherwise Trevor and his antics might distract you 🙂

    We look foward to hearing about your chilly adventures and seeing pictures!

  6. Suzanne L.

    January 31, 2010 4:57 pm

    Have a great weekend! It’s nice to leave the laptop behind! Sometimes I feel it’s a third arm!
    .-= Suzanne L.´s last blog .. =-.

  7. Alice Audrey

    January 31, 2010 5:06 pm

    Bundle up. We’ll be here when you get back.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..Manga Curry =-.

  8. Katherine in the Snow

    February 1, 2010 5:32 pm

    Sounds FUN! We never ever EVER get snow and JUST got it this weekend – we had a BLAST. I see how having it a lot would be a pain, with the missing hats/gloves/wetpants/freezingfeet… but for a weekend, it was thrilling. 🙂
    .-= Katherine in the Snow´s last blog ..The Beauty of Snow… And Stealth Mode Clean Clothes =-.

  9. Mayra Calvani

    February 2, 2010 10:27 am

    Great blog, Susan! Just wanted to check out your blog and thank you for visiting Latino Books Examiner yesterday.

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