Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bed Hopping




We bed hopped our way through Ohio last week on a fun filled adventure. I can tell you who has the best soaps, (french milled) who's sheets are made for a queen and who has the fluffiest Egyptian towels ever. AND who makes a cup of java that literally makes me moist between the loins. Full lead! I enjoy my coffee. Nothing warms my heart more than to see the half and half starring back as I peer into the refrig and a nice bean to suck on. We were not in any spot long enough to settle in too comfortably. Five beds in eight nights. You would have thought we were on the run! No sooner had we arrived and carried in enough luggage for Paris Hilton then it was time to check-out. Brought back memories of my airline days but without the diapers. All the while dragging the piss potty into each hostel as if it were the golden latrine for the Queen herself.

After careful planning I had worked out the details of our travel itinerary. Remind me to have my head examined the next time I decide to travel with the gran-amals alone in the midst of a winter blizzard. Alone. To Ohio. Must have frontal lobotomy.

February 15, 2008 depart northern Virginia 9:00am 11:00am for Zanesville, Ohio to stay with sister and her husband in their humble abode. We had originally planned to stay with my parent's but my mom was really sick so had a change of plans last minute. Will catch them on the tail end of trip.

February 18th, 2008 depart Zanesville for Columbus to hang with long time friends Dex and Rock.

February 19th, 2008 depart Columbus for the emerald city of Dayton to stay with "The Wizard".

February 20th, 2008 depart Dayton for Westerville, Ohio to stay with long time friend "Jo-Jo".
February 21, 2008 depart Westerville, Ohio for T-ville, Ohio to finally visit with mom and dad.

February 22, 2008 return to northern Virginia. We got stranded an extra day due to the ice storm so didn't depart until Saturday. All was good as we were enjoying ourselves.

We finally arrived at my sister's after a slight detour due to my stupidity to turn on the nav system inability to recall that Ohio is north of Virginia! I did well in geography and I've made this trip a trillion times. I promise you. But as I recall the events leading up to our dash for the border I realized I left behind a marked material possession. My wedding ring. It was one of the first times in my life I remember feeling as if I'd left something behind. As I drove my heart felt really sad not to have sweetum's with me. Of course I would later discover there was speculation of "why" I wasn't wearing my rings.


Highlights and moments of our trip. Part I.

Well, within barely 24 hours of crossing the Ohio boarder we were sitting in the the the local ER with Katie. I'm not an alarmist, however when she started gasping for air I knew it was time to seek professional help. The doctor seemed to think my sister's dogs threw Katie into an attack. I would never have guessed it. We have a dog. Different dogs, different dander. He was hesitant to note it as an asthma attack, however hurriedly ordered a breathing treatment and predinzone stat. Within seconds she was running the halls and screaming in ecstasy. She would have a repeat performance the following evening minus the ER. Thank g-d I had the sense to fill the prescription he prescribed!
Anyway, after three fun filled hours of insert: sarcasm giggles and grins in the ER Katie was discharged. They ran the halls faster than Flo Jo racing for the finish line with their blankies draped around their necks yelling "Cinda-brella mommy look at me"! Licking and lapping the ER floors and using Pinky and Barney as a mop ---they did, oh, oh and singing at the top of their lungs. The single cutest moment was when Katie squealed "I got hiccup in my butt"! But no we would spend yet another 30+minutes there charming them with their undeniable cuteness. Why you ask were we still there? Someone *cough* sister left the lights on in the car. The staff could not have been any nicer. They treated us like movie stars. The security guard jumped me my car and then delivered my children to me as if they were his own flock. Sweet man. He got a good chuckle out of knowing that I had know idea where the hood release was!


While shopping at the mall the next day I ran in to an old school mate. She had her two grandchildren with her yes, grandchildren who were about K & A's age. I know she thought K & A were my grandchildren as she asked twice if they were mine. She was as sweet as pie and still so darn cute. Anyway as the girls were skipping and jumping a mentally challenged girl asked if the girls were twins. Now, I assume she was "challenged "because of the conversation that transpired. I smiled and replied "yes, they are twins". She seemed to ponder this for a moment and said "are they the same age"? I looked at her and repeated again "yes, they are twins, they share the same birthday". She starred back at me and then started laughing and said "nah, they're not". To which I said "yes, they are". I walked away realizing she wasn't challenged. She was an idiot. I'm still laughing.

Sister's dahling man slave prepared a supper greater than the "last supper" for us. Deer Steak. Succulent. No surprise my sweetum's is not a hunter. Not of the four legged kind. At any rate we were tempted to stay another night!
The older I get the more unexpected "Flo" gets. So, it should be no surprise that I would spring a leak as we arrive to spend the evening with "the boys"! Not only did I forget my wedding ring, but my "protection" as well. Dex made the mistake of calling to see if we needed anything while out picking up our Chinese take-out. I figured, well, he asked why not. His response was "Pink or blue"?! My man wouldn't (ever) pick up my feminine stuff! The boys also tolerated the piss potty sitting in their dining room as we dined on gourmet Chinese. The girls would run back and forth peeing in the potty as we sat devouring our delicious meal sucking and licking our fingers. No inhibitions with those two. They'd drop their panties, pee and grab the potty and dump it in the sink. Kitchen sink! Eww.. Gross.
To be continued.........
p.s. All clothing and blankets were washed after the hospital visit...


















26 comments:

mommy24treasures said...

oh I have been waiting to hear how things went! Ugh on the ER trip I am so sorry yuck. I am glad the answer was found that quickly though and the breathing treatment worked so well.

Beverly said...

Too funny. Sorry to hear about the ER stuff. Hope there are no more repeats and she grows out of her allergy.

Beverly

krj said...

Oh poor baby with the ER trip, glad it was pinpointed and easily treated.

You HAVE been on one hell of an adventure :O)

Rony said...

It was one hell of an adventure! And it was sooo damn cold....

E. said...

I can't decide what is less appealing, the blankie on the hospital floor or the pee pee down the kitchen sink. I'm kinda torn. Yet both images are rather funny. I'm sorry you had such a time with the breathing. I see that Abbey's solution is locking Katie in the cage. Nice!
You are a brave, brave lady traveling alone halfway across the country with twins in an automobile during a major winter storm.

The Byrd Family said...

Thank goodness you got her a breathing treatment...poor little thing! Funny how that stuff perks them right up..huh?

Sounds like a busy but fun trip!

Rhonda said...

...but are they twins?

Too funny, sad, but funny.

Sophie's Mom said...

Man, that was a crazy road trip! Hospital... poor thing! Dumping the potty in the SINK??? Priceless. (Ewwww!) Where's the tp in the last picture? No tp??? Interesting... ;)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

That was to bad about the ER but I'm glad to hear that all went well... you can't beat a good adventure... take care

Lisa said...

Looks like you had fun. The same thing happened to me last week on our road trip to ND, we had to stop at the ER too! Ellie had a pnenomina (however you spell it)! Can't wait to see the rest of your pictures!

cougchick said...

looks like a fun time. The pee in the kitchen sink made me gag.

So all this time I never knew twins meant they were born on the same day. Something to ponder...
WTF?

Kathryn said...

Missed you while you were gone!! Sounds like you had quite an adventure!! The girls are just too cute!!

Lori said...

Wow girl, I bet you feel like you need a vacation! :0

Danielle said...

Sounds like quite a trip. I'm with Lori. You definitely need a vacation after that!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

WOW... you have been one busy beaver...
LOVE the "hiccup in my butt"... I am still laughing ...
And the potty in the kitchen and pouring it in the sink...LOL..
I can see it now..
So sorry to hear that little Katie was in the ER.. but looks like they both had a Great Trip...
LOVE the pictures...
I can't believe you forgot the ring and the girly products...
Have a Great Week..
Glad you are back..
Missed ya girly..

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Gail said...

Wow, my head is spinning after reading this...sounds like Rony's Excellent Adventure. I was afraid to read when I saw the first ER pic. Glad you are back and maybe you can rest a bit now...:)

Jewels of My Heart said...

Poor Katie. I can't imagine how frightening that must have been for her and you.
I am so glad she is ok.
I am glad the rest of your trip was fun.
Definately some interesting encounters.
One last thing... I can't believe you posted the pic of your baby on the THRONE... lol and I can't believe how super modelish she looks on it.... now that takes talent. hehee
email me... I miss you and where is SEN? She has dissappeared off of my blog lines. I emailed her but haven't heard from her. I hope she is ok.
Love you

Cindy from central NC said...

Hi Rony. Wow, I'm so proud of you for all that venturing out without Mai and without your sidekick. Good for you...
When we talked last night, you didn't tell me about the ER trip. Oh.my.goodness....I'm looking to hear many more details which I'll get to during our slumber party this weekend at your house. Oh, I can't wait...will be so much fun. Are we going to have to climb over the gate to your swimming pool club (oh....no water, right?) and swim in our clothers. Well, then....that will have to wait until the summer but many other exciting adventures to have this weekend. Hope Anne-Marie can come join the twinfest....

hugs,cin

kerri said...

Sorry you had to experience a trip to the ER.
Your road trip sounds like so much fun, when are you coming to see Sen and I in good ol' Canada, we'll meet you at the border(so you don't get lost, he, he).

Diana said...

You are the MAN err...rather LADY!!!Just taking my girls to gymnastics and then to the mall is adventurous enough for me!!!
You must need a vacay?
Sounds like it was all worth it though.

Steffie B. said...

I can totally relate to the scary ER trip.....glad everything is ok. Just wondering if the potty pose is something she learned from you? lol *wink*

sweet-P's Mum said...

after reading that I need a nap woman! You have the energy of an ox!

Good grief I give you kudos for the piss pot...we never used one, just put that little seat on the big loo and gave the kid a stool!

Off to China in 10 days!!!

Hayley

Kristy said...

Rony I am exhausted!!!! I can't even imagine how you feel!

K

Yoli said...

I tell this woman to write a book or submit a story to a magazine. She is a gifted and intertaining story teller. I am also in awe of her taking the little ones up and down by herself. Like Kristy said, I am exhausted by all you did. I can just imagine how you must have felt. You need a vacation from this vacation. However, your kids had a blast and you made wonderful memories for them.

Sharie said...

OMG! I DID SNORT and I don't even know you. I just ran across your blog and thought. I can't even take one an hour away without help, I have to read this. You totally crack me up! The potty training...been there. I actually did put the chair in the living room, kitchen, etc wherever we were. And she's STILL running across the house with her pants down yelling WIPE ME.
Thanks for the laughs. I so needed it tonight.
Sharie