Saturday, January 10, 2009

Maybe I just need a Valium?

I need a fucking vacation.

I feel like I have been in the house for months on end. Part of it is the weather I guess. Part of it is the fact that the girls never stop talking. There is a running commentary on EVERYTHING every second they are here and awake. It's usually them arguing over something really stupid too. I would never tell them that (mostly because "stupid" is a bad word around here...unless we are discussing the current administration), but I do try to explain that they can BOTH be the goddamned sparkly princess dragon fairy ferchrissakes.

I can't send them outside to run off some of this pent up energy either. It's just too damn cold. Even if I did bundle them up and send them out, there isn't even any snow to play in. They'd just want to come back inside after a few minutes anyway. And I wouldn't blame them.

Tomorrow is Sunday and the only day off Jim gets. Ever. I told him that I really need to leave the house BY MYSELF for a couple of hours. Seeing the crazed look in my eye, he wholeheartedly agreed.

Winter is really getting to me this year.

What I'd really really like to do is drop the kids off at Grandma's house and hop a plane to somewhere sunny and warm for a long weekend with Jim...but that costs money we don't have.

I just signed up for the Delta Skymiles American Express credit card. I got the offer in the mail and, even though I dropped a no credit card rule bomb 'round here before Xmas, I might need to use it at the dogs' vet appointment next month.

The bill usually hits around the $600 mark when it's all said and done. I don't have that kind of dough right now and I can't bring myself to skip their annual exams. If I don't get it done they won't get their shots and tags. I can't board them without that which means we can't go out of town overnight.

I got a free "companion ticket" for signing up for the card and I'll get enough miles for a free domestic round trip if I spend $500 on it in the first three months (or something like that).

I haven't read all the fine print on how exactly this deal works, but I'm thinking we might have a couple of plane tickets to burn here in the next couple of months.

Maybe I will actually get this vacation.

Where should we go?

Florida? Vegas? New Orleans? The Gulf Coast?

6 comments:

Scope said...

Sounds like someone could use some BOAT DRINKS!

It's a freakin' winter wonderland here today. Not sure I'm going to make it the 15 steps outside to fecth today's newspaper.

SkylersDad said...

Trips to Mexico (and the price they cost) really start to skyrocket around here this time of the year!

Some Guy said...

A guy I know went to Vegas a few weeks ago. The day after he left, it actually snowed there! I would want to go to wherever there was the highest probability that it would be warm.

I'm not a big Florida person, but the Keys seemed pretty cool and it's warm there most of the time.

Earth Muffin said...

I've got three words for you...

California Wine Country.

You're welcome.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I think you'll be fine going anyplace warm this time of year.

I've always wanted to go to New Mexico, but always end up going somewhere with a beach.

Bubs said...

New Orleans.

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