Monday, May 17, 2010

the dirty low down

hi, my name is lelly, and i'm a former blogger...

[a-hem] [dusts off moniter; wiggles fingers over keyboard...]

deep
breath.
here
goes.

things are a bit topsy turvey right now. the hotel is busy, but not as busy as it should be in may and that's got me in a bit of a tizzy as i try to generate revenue, guarantee hours for my staff and reign in expenses. where are the people? are you traveling? more or less than a year ago? two years ago? do you make plans in advance or just wing it when you have a little extra $ to spend? i'm curious.

we have a musical revue opening this weekend, for which i'm covering keyboard 2 and the narration. which means, i should technically have opened my score and written some sort of narration. i've done neither, and it's getting to the point where the actors/muscians/director (named "dad") are going to notice that i'm not, shall we say, "prepared." GULP.

summer is fast approaching and my 9 year old is refusing to go to camp. as in "REFUSING!!!" at least, he's refusing to go to the camp where he's spent the past three summers. there are other options - he could do a week at soccer camp, a week at art camp, a week of swimming lessions. but here's the thing: i still have to coordinate all of that. and pay for it. and make sure he has transportation. this is a lot like WORK, people.

and, we've moved. i didn't want to move. but it is for the best and will hopefully help us save money and there really wasn't any other option. truthfully, i was hoping that the next time i moved i would be leaving the area, checking out a new town, with new opportunities. that i would be moving on my own terms.

but, i'm not doing any of those things. and so please excuse my lack of enthusiasm for packing up our lives and moving three freaking miles and living in the chaos of boxes during the most hectic part of the year...

and, matty, if you're reading this: this week sucks and i will be at rehearsal every night with the humidity and the mosquitos and the music i haven't yet practiced, so no more boxes will get unpacked which means you might not be able to find your good razor or clean socks for awhile, and, by the way, the dog can hop the fence so don't leave him unattended while you are helping jack learn the hoedown throwdown for "Fun" Day and Thursday is our TENTH ANNIVERSARY, so if i happen to forget it in the chaos of our life this week, "Happy Anniversary!"

my dinner last night consisted of rotisserie chicken and three hard pretzles.

i washed it down with a bad domestic beer, tried to catch up on my DVR list, inadvertantly watched the tail end of a horror/werewolf movie and proceeded to freak myself out the rest of the night...

10 comments:

Jill said...

Oh wow, you have got A LOT going on, no wonder you're a former blogger! Do you manage to fit sleep in-between all these activities?

As for traveling, we do so as money is available (so almost never) or if an event makes it necessary. We don't have any plans to travel this summer, which is highly disappointing.

Barb said...

Darn, Lelly, that is a whole lot going on.
Now that you mention it, I wish I was coming your way for a holiday (though we never holiday in May - we are still in school). With Jaclyn now 16 and in a full-time summer job we are reduced to weekends this summer, and the only one I have booked as of now is the long weekend in August (first weekend in August) to Whistler, BC.

Amy said...

We simply don't travel. We simply don't have the money for anything more than camping trips...maybe this has something to do with our enormous toy hauler payments - got to use that da** thing! I would love to come be your Hampton's guest instead...sit & chat with the manager for a few hours, etc...

Amie said...

I'm glad you filled us in. I'm sorry life is too much right now. I hate those times. I'm sorry you are moving when it isn't and exciting move. I hope things go smoothly and you end up happy.

We don't "travel" we visit family... it would be fun to be travelers...

April said...

This probably was not the intent of the post, but I am grinning from ear to ear. You are funny even underwater.

Becky said...

Wow! What a lot on your plate!

I do have to say though that I still love the way you write Lelly--you had me chuckling as I shook my head sympathetically.

We always plan our travel in advance but we don't travel lots...travel with five children is crazy and potentially expensive. We are headed to Texas next week...

Good luck with all the craziness of life!

The monkey bunch said...

Oh my! Someone give this woman a break!! So sorry to hear about your unfortunate move. I did one of those 4 years ago, but it didn't save me money it cost money and I am still not happy about it, but at least I get to move again this summer! I hope you get to move again soon, too or find out that you really liked it better after all!

The monkey bunch said...

PS, we usual travel when we can find the time, which is almost never. It has to be a big plan between soccer, piano, school, work, etc! I would love to travel on a whim. It would be so much more fun!

Kim Sue said...

WOE! breathe! I think i can hear you hyperventilating! Although I know exactly where you are...in the pool at the very point where the shallow end starts to slope down to the deep end and you can't keep your head above water without hopping!

Natasha said...

I always stress about the summer childcare situation too. In February I registered the kids for most of their camps but it is hard (and expensive) piecing it all together! I'm with you 100%.

I have 2 work related trips in June and we are taking a vacation later this month but nothing extravagant, just staying with my brother. I think everyone is cutting back these days. My boss keeps warning us that after the trip to Las Vegas in June it will be a long time before he takes any of us anywhere again as a group. The economy is so bad that I'm actually starting to believe him.