Monday, September 10, 2012

I guess I am strange (don't laugh!)

I DO NOT want to go on another vacation.  I don't, I don't, I don't!!

G is adamant that we go on another vacation in October.  I don't want to go.  There are many reasons, and I guess they really aren't good ones, but I don't want to go.

First - when we were listing "bucket lists," on mine was New York City.  We were going to go there.  Then we looked at hotel room prices.  That shot NYC completely out of the water.  So our destination is North Carolina.  I guess that's ok.  I would like to see that area, but I DON'T WANT TO GO ON ANOTHER VACATION!

Second - I know our days with Simone are numbered.  We have no idea exactly how old she is.  We have had her for six years.  When we adopted her, they said she was already about 5.  I simply don't believe that.  I really believe she was only about 2.  Boxers notoriously don't live long.  I know we take her to the vet every time I perceive something, but still...

This last thing with her really scared me.  I thought we were going to lose her that Tuesday night we got to the SSB.  I know it stresses her to be left with someone else even for a bath.  Daughter certainly knows that since she insisted Simone stayed with them a couple of years ago when we were gone.  Simone vomited at least once a day.  She simply wasn't used to all the chaos in that house.

I also feel like I don't have enough time to get anything done.  This time, if I have to go with the "new" schedule, we will have a  few ndays at home after the SSB then go for another two weeks.  Then have two days before we leave again for G's high school reunion. Then two days later - SSB again.

That means I miss two of my activities I enjoy.  I will miss my sewing club - again.  This month because of my eye injection.  I will also miss Women's Club.  I know I am not the leader there, there are three of us.  We deliberately chose not to have a specific president.  But, I am the one everyone looks to for information.

What is the driving force for the vacation?  G wants to escape the oppressive heat here.  Well that is just stupid.  In October, the heat begins to wane a bit.  It still is very warm - I sweated many years as a kid in my Halloween costume - but this is the beginning of lots of fun things.

I am feeling really sorry for myself right now.  All this travel is keeping me from things I really enjoy around here.  I am missing lots of craft shows.  I am  missing gatherings I enjoy.  I am missing my house for Pete's sake.  Oh - well might as well suck it up.  Just cram everything into the time we are here I guess.  Silly old man!



JuJu said...

Have you told him how you feel? There's nothing worse than doing something you don't want to do.

Where in NC does he want to go?

I totally understand where you are coming from with regards to Simone. I totally get it.

Cheyenne said...

I don't like vacations much myself. I did so many over the years that all I want to do now is take day trips or stay home and be safe.

We have 4 cats inside and a lot outside and they all depend on us to feed them. That is the excuse I use for not vacationing.