It was just yesterday that the kids were out of school and we were readying ourselves for the road trip to beat all road trips: four women and thirteen children to Mexico. Now it's a little over a week before my older three are back in school and we're about to leave for another road trip.
We're waking up at the crack of dawn and driving to Minnesota. Land of casseroles, sensible shoes, and lakes stocked with all the bass and crappy (or is that crappy bass?) you can catch. We're descending on cousins and caravaning to the family lake where we hope to perfect the art of avoiding mosquitoes while making the perfect s'mores. The last time we were there, the mosquitoes were so thick we all looked like pox victims, even with 100% DEET coating our skin. It's totally worth it.
I'll be snapping pictures, eating fish, and floating on a foam noodle in the lake with the kids. Bob is bringing his laptop, but I have the feeling it won't make it out of the car.
Next week is going to be a verrrry interesting week in the blogosphere, so instead of coming here, please check out the conversation at BlogRhet on race and blogging. This is an issue that has been coming to a head of steam in the past week or so, and I'm going to miss reading the debate. Do you think the blogosphere is colorless? Is there such a concept? Should there be? Are most mommy bloggers white and privileged, and the only target market advertisers are concerned with? Blogging is the new frontier; how will racial issues shape the face of the latest communication medium? It's been getting so much attention, that Motherhood Uncensored is going to do a show on this very issue. Go over there, too, and check out her air times and join in the conversation yourself!
Let me know if you've commented over there, or heard Motherhood Uncensored's show; I would love to know what I missed.
In the meantime, enjoy next week and I'll be back here on the 20th (unless I get motivated on the road).
We know we'll have a great time! Ya, sure, you betcha!