Monday, August 29, 2005

The Other Shoe Part Due

Well, I think I figured it out. The Other Shoe. I happened upon a tremendous opportunity less than a week ago that will change things as I know them. I can't reveal it now, although some of you might know or can guess, but I promise I will be revealing it shortly. The reason for my sealed lips is my upcoming vacation and need to keep a secret for the moment. In case, God forbid, someone actually READS this blog! But I promise I'll give you the news as soon as I possibly can.

I said vacation? Yes! My vacation! I'm going to Italy with my lovely husband for 13 days! Venice, Siena, Florence, and Rome. I am already mentally drinking excellent House wine, eating the best bread and olive oil in the world, and waiting for my excellent pasta dish to arrive. I confirmed our seats on the plane today, printed out our email confirmations from all the hotels (really, what did we DO before everyone had email?), and started printing maps. We are renting a car to drive around Tuscany, and I'm thinking now that we need to just buy a map. It will at least minimize the upcoming navigation argument in which I tell Joel to go one way and he disagrees and tries to grab the map, even when everyone KNOWS you have to listen to your navigator! We have even packed our bag, just to make sure we have enough room. Apparently we do, as I ordered a new duffle bag from Lands' End and it's HUGE. I thought I ordered the 'Large' cappuchino. (Anyone besides Joel know that movie quote?) I mean, we BOTH put everything we were planning on taking in this ONE bag, and it's got plenty of room for more stuff! And, I can even carry it! Either we are excellent packers (which we are), or we got lucky with a bag bigger than we expected so we can buy lots of stuff to put in it! Maybe it's both...

Anyway, I am very excited and ready to leave right now! But there are 3 MORE DAYS of work to get through. Ugh. Not sure if I can make it mentally. You all have to comment so I have something to do over the next few days.

4 comments:

Pigs said...

Congrats on the trip! Sounds fun! Now email me the big secret. Come on!

Timmie Smith said...

I'm pretty sure I don't quote as "someone else" that knows the movie quote since it is because of Joel B that I do.

The trip sounds awesome. You guys need a full-time bell boy to carry your baggage around for you?

Mollina said...

What am I going to do when you guys go on vacation? Who am I going to email? Patricia may be in New Orleans, you'll be in Italy, Rebecca's email is possibly down all the time.... Kailee, save me!

Rebecca Lynn said...

Well, luckily for Molly my email is back :) I hope you guys are having a blast over there, and Ill be looking forward to hearing about it when you get back!