09 November, 2012
I feel like I haven't been anywhere in forever. Forever!
I know that's illogical, since I went to Mexico last spring and New Orleans twice this summer... but still.
I think it doesn't help that my husband is working in Rwanda for the entire month of November. We were supposed to take a little vacation/getaway in November for our anniversary, but now it looks like he'll be gone the entire month and I'll be stuck here in the Midwest, twiddling my thumbs and watching my pregnant belly get larger and larger.
A year ago, I was getting ready for a trip to Paris. Two years ago, I'd just gone to Vegas for the first time. Speaking of Vegas, it often combines my two loves: gambling and celebrity gossip! Ok, so I actually don't gamble. I spent $20 on slot machines and won $10 in blackjack, and then pretty much washed my hands of the whole gambling thing. But I AM kind of addicted to celebrity gossip (yes, I know there are better things to do with my time...) so there you go. Doesn't everyone need to know the latest in celebrity DUIs and hook-ups?
But I digress. Clearly, I've got the itch to go somewhere. Do something, one last time before this baby comes and cramps my style! (sorry, kid, but it's a reality that comes with the territory). I know I tend to travel a lot more than some people - and less than others - but I guess maybe there's a part of me that's freaking out a bit about parenthood and wants one last hurrah... even if it has to be alcohol-free!
I need a beach! Or a cabin in the mountains! Or a noisy, seizure-inducing casino...
Maybe I should just consider having the house to myself for a month as vacation enough? It will be nice to have some "me time" to get a little more Zen before the chaos of the holidays and a newborn baby starts.
If anyone can recommend a good staycation, I'm all ears!