Friday, October 10, 2008

High School Reunion

My 10-year High School Reunion is next week. I feel like I have so much to do before leaving town for a weekend with my High School BF's.

  • Clean and scrub my house. (It's a pre-leaving ritual I HAVE to do).
  • Create a new budget.
  • Organize our finances (up until now I've pretty much left them up to my husband. I'm ready to turn over a new leaf. Maybe I'll spend less if I'm more aware of where it's all going...we'll see).
  • Find a babysitter in California for my 8-month old (unless she decides to take a bottle before then, so I can leave her home).
  • Pack for myself and baby.
  • Pack for my 2-year old and his stay at Grandma's.
  • Probably pack for the husband and his man-weekend-pheasant-hunting trip. Ewwwww.
  • Shop for what-I-consider-suitable-snacks for my trip (we all know I need my fiber).
  • Gear up for some most-likely awkward reunion conversations (Yeah...I do remember that time...errrr...what was your name again?)
  • Get out old Yearbooks for a refresher.
  • Cut my hair. (I want it long again, but this in-between length will never do.)
  • Get a pedicure.
  • Find something suitable to wear (for each of the 5 days I'm there).
  • Lose the last 9 post-baby pounds.
  • Workout 3 times a day in a last-ditch effort.
  • Hurry and start a successful business.
  • Wonder why I care about impressing people I haven't seen for 10-years, and probably won't see for another 10 (besides my girlfriends...but why would I need to impress them?)
  • Decide that cleaning, packing, and budgeting will have to suffice.
  • And maybe just one new outfit.

Do any of you have times where you want to appear beautiful, successful, happy, intelligent, fill in the blank with desirable qualities, etc. I'm pretty sure no one else will care what I look like since they'll all be worried about themselves. So I guess I'm not going to care either. I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darnit people like me! You like me, right?


Jake and Jessica said...

I like you! Have a great and wonderful time in California, while there do some campaigning for the sanctity of marriage. Just Kidding. Have a great time. I often times feel that I too need to impress High School Associates. It's a girl thing I am sure.

Michael said...

I guess I like you. I wish I was going to your reunion, mainly for the trip to California. The whole "start a new business" thing reminds me of "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion." Just tell everyone that you invented Post-its. I think that's what they said in that movie. Anyway, have fun!

Richard and Monika Mills said...

i am concerned about who to hang out with, since I don't have the girlfriends I did in high school and everyone will be in their respective cliques. I just want a friend to help me feel comfortable while I am there. Hubby convinced me into going

esherman10 said...

I just went through the EXACT same things getting ready for my cut, pedicure, new outfits, packing...why do we really worry so much? You should call me and we can talk :).

Erin said...

That's right! People do like you! And that's not just mirror talk my friend! When I went to my 10 year...a long, long time ago... I tried not to think about what others would think of me, but to seek out the people that I never talked to back in high school because they would think I'm not cool enough and talk to them. The funny thing I realized is thatt he "cool" kids, their just people too. Have fun! Enjoy the warm weather...LUCKY!

P.S. I haven't forgotten about posting a pinktober article for you. I'll be in touch soon...

Maylene said...

I would be just as stressed out about all that stuff! But you are super cute and I bet you'll have lots of fun. I wish I could have gone to my 10 year but it just didn't work out. I had to laugh about your "list"! I would love to see updates on how those are coming along. I have similar intentions but I don't have much started...other than head ideas :)

Evelyn and Art said...

Yeah, totally tell everyone that you invented post-it notes! Haha! Gotta love that movie! I hope you have lots of awkward conversations because I want to hear about it! I relish embarrassing moments! Oh and where are you going to find 9 pounds to lose again?? Of course I love you!

carla said...

oooh I vote for leave the house :)

although Im the same way----especially with children.

will we get a photo fashion show before you leave? of your suitabletowear choices?


Missy said...

I like you Robyn. You look great. I'm glad you had a great time.