Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Christmas Trip

Hello again friends. I just had to share with you somethings that are going on in my life right now. 

First, I am giving away two of our beloved pets. Our bunny Salem is going to a nice little family where she is sure to get many hugs and possibly our Lab mix Shiloh.

I feel really bad about it but we just can't handle all 5 animals anymore. The bunny sits in her cage most of the time and rarely gets a chance to hop around. That just cannot be a good existence. Shiloh is a big dog and needs so much more room to run than we have. She needs fenced in yard and loads of space. She will take off if she gets out without her leash and in town we just can't have that. I am so afraid she will get hit by a car. 

I feel like I am doing what is best for them but I also feel so very bad as well. These pets didn't asked to be picked out or taken in by us and yet I feel they will feel like we didn't love them. I dunno I just want to do what is best for us all.

My second bit of business to share is a biggie. My hubby's family lives in Florida. We live in Ohio. We haven't seen most of them in years. For one, I had the battle with anxiety. Two, we have really crappy vehicles that I wouldn't trust to go all the way to Florida. Three, our finances would never allow us to save enough to go.

Well, my hubby's siblings, 4 in all have decided that if he can get the time off (which I think has already happened), then they would provide all our other needs. One of his siblings wants to rent a van for us to drive down to Florida, around Florida, and back home again. Another of his siblings wants to send us money for gas and food to get down there. Yet another of his siblings wants to give us money to get gas and food on our way back home. And another of his siblings wants to give us spending money to use while we are visiting!!! How crazy is that?

We will be most likely staying in a hotel (maybe on the beach, yes that would be nice). We will be gone for 5-6 days. We will first drive the 6 hours to his sister's house in Tennessee and stay the night and then follow her to Florida which will be 8 additional hours. We will spend time with family and friends. I also want to take one of those days and make the 4 hour trip up to Georgia to see my Bestest Friend in the Whole Wide World! And then when we come back home we will be driving the whole way 14 hours.

I honestly don't know how I feel about it all. First I am excited because some of his family has never seen our youngest son who is 6 years old. I am scared because those "what if" thoughts associated with anxiety are hitting me pretty hard. Also it will be the longest trip since we moved up here 8 years ago.
I am worried about driving and being anxious. I don't really feel anxious right now but we aren't leaving right now. And two of my children do get car sick.They have the little bracelets that put pressure in the wrists which seem to curb it but for 16 hours I'm not sure.

So what do you all think about my two matters of business?

Be blessed yall


  1. How wonderful! You are going to have the best time.

  2. Erin.. you are right to try to find a more appropriate home for the bunny and dog. You have to do what is right for them and for your family.

    As for the trip.. that is fantastic that his siblings want to see you all so much that they're willing to help. I know you'll be able to hold your fears at bay and do this for your family. It's exciting!!

    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. I agree with Teresa, Erin. The animals will eventually be happier. They will never forget how much you love them.

    I think you should just take one day at a time and then when you leave for your trip, just take it one hour at a time. It is such a wonderful opportunity. I know you'll do just fine.

    What part of Tennessee does your sister-in-law live?