Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Back Home

I am back at Hausfrau Haus after spending the weekend with June , Ward, Wally, and the twin Beavs. The original plan was for Baby Girl to come with me for some special "Mommy/Daughter time. However, Wally was throwing up the night before we were leaving, so June called me as I was pulling out of the driveway at 5:30AM to tell us he was sick. I decided to leave Baby Girl at home to be safe. Baby Girl took it well, thanks to the new Dora dvd I had purchased for the trip. Also, she quickly deduced that Gramma was there to care for Peaches, so she would have multiple trips to Old McDonalds (McDonalds). So I set out alone.

Hot Damn! I had the good fortune of riding in a car alone. Seven hours each way! I could stop (or not stop) when I wanted. I could enjoy the silence. I could play "There,There" by Radiohead 12 times consecutively and not get a look from Herr like I had a scorpion crawling across my face. It's the little things...

The visit was lovely but very busy. I may have previosuly mentioned that the Cleavers are moving to Canada this summer and they put their house on the market last week. I don't know how June does it every day with the three kids, but she is amazing. The weekend was a blur of toddlers and 3 year olds playing, diapers, feedings, getting the house ready for the open house, and figuring out where to go during the openhouse and other potential buyer visits. It wasn't all craziness though. We were able to read gossip magazines and laugh and do some shopping. On Sunday evening I begged to go to Ward's "trivia night" at the local English Pub. June had discussed it at some length in the past. I needed to witness this wonder for myself. I was not disappointed--especially when Ward's trivia team won $350. The best part was watching the other trivia teams come up to talk smack grudgingly congratulate Team Ward on their victory.

The drive back yesterday was adventurous as I drove through almost seven straight hours of thunderstorms. I refused to pull over, however, because I REALLY missed the girls and I wanted to be home before they woke up from their naps. I became super excited when I saw my two favorite Billboards on I-71: "IF YOU WERE TO DIE TOMORROW WHERE WOULD YOU SPEND THE REST OF ETERNITY?" and "HELL IS REAL." I don't know of two billboards that are more welcoming. God Bless the Midwest.

Things are back to normal now that I am home. Baby Girl is in major love with the gift Auntie June gave her--a Groovy Girl doll named Lourdes and a bed. Peaches loves her new pillow doll I got her. I will be enjoying the normalcy until next week when Herr starts his fly-in interviews. From March 21 until April 7 he will be interviewing in Salt Lake City, Groton, CT, Cambridge, MA, Atlanta and Wilmington, DE. Should be fun. Instead of doing a March Madness betting pool, I think I will do a "Where are the Hausfraus' Going to Move?" betting pool. Please submit your bets by April 15. Winners will receive some ADDITIONAL cool prizes that the Vietnam Vets didn't pick up last week. You can't win if you don't play!

14 comments:

Lumpyheadsmom said...

What does the bracket look like? Is Wilmington a 5 seed and matched up against 1 seed Atlanta?

AdventureDad said...

I've got 20 bucks on Wilmington, DE

AD

Misfit Hausfrau said...

Lumpyheadsmom--you bring up an EXCELLENT point. What makes the bracket interesting is that my husband is being considered for 3 different jobs with two different companies in Cambridge. And don't forget New Jersey since he was told he could get his old job back. While I feel Atlanta should be the #1 seed due to it's cost of living and climate, I have to rank it lower because the company is a start-up and, therefore, a huge risk. I'm going to have to work on this...

wordgirl said...

I'm betting on Connecticut or Atlanta.
I pray it's not Salt Lake City. Can you buy booze in SLC?

Kristen said...

Well, at least you could hang out with dooce if you lived in Utah.

Okay, seven hours in the car by yourself on your way to visit a friend!? That worked out nicely!

Christina said...

I know those billboards! On the other side they have the 10 commandments, right? You can't come to or from Columbus without being bombarded by them.

stefanierj said...

If you move to Salt Lake City, we would have to be 'real-world' friends. So that might take it off the list, eh?

My money's on my new hometown anyway, though--I gotta root for the SLC! You can even use my "10 reasons SLC doesn't suck" if it happens!! LOL!!

Oh, and if you're interested, I finally got an answer on why sometimes Tagalongs are called Tagalongs and why sometimes they're called "peanut butter patties." Turns out the bakery that makes "Tagalongs" has rights to the name, so the other bakers have to use the lame-ass names. Figures it'd be about bidness, huh?

Candace said...

I'm betting Cambridge, only because I would like to live there.

I promise, one of these days I am going to call you so we can make a plan to get together. I will, really.

Really.

kimmyk said...

ha! I've seen those signs on my way home from Cinci. I love the big white cross that isn't too far from them either. Last year we stopped and took pictures of those signs..at first they freaked me the f**k out then the next time I laughed cause i wonder what the travelers through the great state of Ohio think of us now.

My daughter and I are doing a weekend trip to Ky. this weekend. I'm looking forward to the weekend with just her....where you at again? I'll just honk my horn from Columbus to Ky. and wave at random people-maybe one will be you Misfit Hausfrau! I could only hope...

OTRgirl said...

Deleware is cheaper than New England, near the ocean, manageable size. I can't imagine a start-up sounds fun after having the rug pulled from under you once, so no on Atlanta.

Just to bet on the underdog: Groton for double or nothing.

Kim said...

I'll be passing those billboards on Friday, en route to Columbus, Indiana by way of Cincinnati.

My money is on Cambridge, though I'm still bummed that Pittsburgh isn't on the list.

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

Atlanta.

Mary P. said...

Auntie June is tres cool: we LOVE groovy girls around here! (Even my 12-year-old, though hers tend to stay clothed. The others are all stripped to their funky tights - which are actually their legs, of course.) Glad Baby Girl loves hers. Years of fun in those things.

LoryKC said...

HOW have we missed Groovy Girls?
Oh, right...we have Bratz. ;(
I'll admit I had to look these up but now I'm going to try to introduce these to my daughter--maybe over Spring Break!
Good luck on the moves! I'll take Cambridge.