Wednesday, July 22, 2009

One fun weekend and two crazy ideas

I had a lot of fun this weekend in Memphis. My old high school choir teacher and some alumni arranged a choir reunion and I loved it! I got to see some old friends and just had a great time hanging out with them and reconnecting. I also got to sing with a big choir again which was great. I really miss singing with an 8 part choir. The money for our performance is going to a scholarship for seniors from our high school who want to major in music. I look forward to next year's reunion and concert!

Now for my crazy ideas on which I would like input from all of you. Idea #1 : A cross country road trip with just Finn and I. While I was pregnant with Finn I had grand plans to visit friends and family I rarely get to see once Finn was born since I wouldn't be working (at a 9 to 5 job that is) anymore. However, that hasn't really happened. So, I thought it's now or never because we want to get pregnant again soon and I really don't want to go on a trip by myself across country with two kids under the age of 5. My question to you: any ideas on how to keep Finn occupied and make the trip the most enjoyable it can be for the both of us? I plan on going to Texas, Colorado, Utah, possibly Idaho, and then back to Tennessee. Is this feasible or am I crazy?

Idea # 2: Getting a part time job at my favorite bakery. The catch? My hours would be 1am - 9am on Thursday and Friday and 1am to 5am on Saturday. Has anyone worked these kind of crazy hours before? I haven't and have no idea what to expect. The extra cash would be nice and I've been wanting to work there. And honestly what other time am I going to work if I don't want to send Finn to daycare?

I would love to hear your thoughts and any experiences you've had that might help me decide what to do with my crazy ideas. Thanks!


mary said...

What?! A cross country road trip and you're NOT going to come to Seattle! Aw, c'mon... if you go to Idaho, you have to come up to Seattle - you can stay with us! :)

I have worked crazy middle of the night hours before, but never with a little one at home, so I don't feel I can comment on that. But, I do think your road trip sounds like fun and would be a great memory for you and Finn - especially after another little one comes along!

Belladonna said...

I like ideal number 2. Is it Magpies?!?!?! I'd come back to Knoxville, just for a cupcake hook up.

Beth said...

You are crazy. I guess the work thing would depend on Finn's sleep schedule and when you could find time to sleep. And the road trip? Depends on how he does in the car-if he's good, I would say go for it....but you may want to talk to Drea first since she did it recently with help. Can't wait to hear what you decide!

Alice Wills Gold said...

You are so high energy i think you could totally handle the job,and if you can't, you can always quit.
I think you should go for it. I used to work hours like that a grocery store when I was about killed me. I was always cranky, but you know yourself the best.

And the trip would be hard, but it depends on how finn would do in the car. If you think he could sit and be happy for long stretches, go for it, or drive early in the mornings and stop in the days and drive into the nights. You can always pull over. Maybe you could try just going to Memphis and back by yourself first.

Amber said...

Erin, I've lost your email! I have no idea how I managed that! So, you need to email me so that we can talk about Labor day and also I can add you to the blog roll!