Tuesday, May 30, 2006

fed up.

I want to go on a vacation. Vinny and I have not been on one in 2 1/2 years, not since we went to Italy for our honeymoon. Actually, that is the only vacation we have ever been on together (not including the time V. picked me up from a cross-country bike trip at the very, very beginning of our relationship).

Our lives have been completely dedicated to school and the few weeks out of the past few years that we weren't...we were broke. No time, no money. This seems to have become the story of our lives. I have one word for this:

In my mind I am anti-planning a trip that we are going on soon. Anti-planning means that I don't know where we're going or what we'll do when we get there. But what it does mean is that I'm going to call my mom to ask her if she can watch the cats; I'm going to load up the car with all our camping gear and wolfie...and we're going to go. Somewhere. Anywhere.

My husband doesn't know about it and I'm going to surprise him. He reads this blog and will therefore receive ample warning before our departure to start packing his bags.

Life is short. And we need a break. We need some time away together. And I think it will be good for Anu, too. She's never been on an extended road trip.

I want to leave now. And if the flower shop wasn't still a mess--I would.

I need a break. I really, really do.


Tammy said...

I'm catching up on your blog :) I'm glad you wrote about J and I hope it helped putting it out there.

Pollen is kicking our butts too!

Camping is my favorite thing...have FUN!


Endment said...

Ah--- sounds wonderful!!!
Have fun and then have a bit more fun and some relaxation while you are at it!

Loralee Choate said...

There is no better cure for boredom than being spontaneous.

paris parfait said...

Sounds like a trip - anywhere - is just what you need - and deserve! Hope it's wonderful!

Belle said...

Hi Jessie,

I hope you get that camping vacation. They are the best.

Maggie said...

Hang in there, Jessie. I hope you get that trip and a few more exotic ones, too.

Jamie said...

Sounds fantastic! I love your idea of anti-planning! What freedom to pick up and go. I hope you have a blast. You deserve a break!

deirdre said...

Ah, a vacation. I know the feeling, too well, of needing some time away and not taking it soon enough. I've just had two weeks off recently and was able to step back into work with a different perspective. Breathe deeply and enjoy.

HoBess said...

Anti-planning, I love it, it's how dreams are discovered. It's amazing how much you can do for not a lot of money ... ENJOY!

megg said...

go! Go! Have a wonderful time and tell us how it was - we'll be happy to have you back!!! xo

moose said...

Go on that vacation then get a hold of me. I miss you guys. Katrina and I are thinking of the cities as a possible move this month. Are you two still heading that direction? Jobs are looking slim... don't take all the good ones.

Let's get together soon.