I'm leaving the house at about 1:45, hoping to make the 2:30 ferry. It's Sunday, so people will be heading back to their jobs, etc, from a bit of a weekend away, so it's busy on Sunday afternoons on the ferry. More than likely, I'll be on the 3:30 or 4:30 (that's the last ferry for the day, so I hope I'm on it!).
I'll then drive for about an hour and a half, depending on traffic. Get to "The Big City". Check into motel. Hop over to the favorite stores, and do what I can tonight. Back to motel, and cheapo dinner from chain restaurant next to it. While I'm asleep, our friend and her mother will arrive at the motel as well, and fall asleep (after spending the weekend in NYC).
Tomorrow morning...more shopping! Grab the friend and her mom, hit up the other stores that I will miss tonight, as well as get groceries for the next week or so. Leave The Big City by 1:30 (that guarantees that we'll be on the 5p ferry, which we were lucky enough to get a reservation for).
Not a huge amount of time, considering what I'm shopping for! But it shall be done. Oh, did I mention that the 7 month old will be with me (since he's still nursing, he's attached to my hip)? That lends an air of danger and fun to the party!
If you live on an island with ferry service, you learn how to shop, that's for sure. There are people here who have bumper stickers (it's the States! Everyone has one! We have two, one of which is this one!) that say "I'm Ferry Stressed". Sums it up right there.
Hubs and Little Boy will stay at the house, having a boy's night in with a bit of junk food and video games.
So, if any of you want to text me, my Irish mobile will be working while I'm down there (WHOO HOO!). The phone doesn't work on the island cause there's just no coverage here, unless you're on the beach. Which, let's face it, is a bad place for a mobile.