Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Flip the script.

Man.

I've been really depressing and somewhat negative lately. That post I put up yesterday was pretty darn harsh and almost downright scary.

What is THAT about? God, you'd think I have a brain in my head or something.

Anyway! I opened up my email this morning and guess what I subject line I saw on one of the forty-five emails that have accumulated since last night?

The OurLastName Walt Disney World Vacation

Because:

WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!! WOOOOOOT!

Okay, we're not actually going to October. But you guys know how I like to plan stuff, right? And you know how I get all these big, huge ideas and then just go nuts with them? Well, over the weekend I was driving home from visiting my grandmother and I thought about how fast life really passes us by and other sentimental crap and I decided that life is just to freaking short, you know? My kids are nine. In ten years they'll be off at college or whatever.

And by cracky, we need a vacation.

I then determined what Jason's reaction would be, which would likely be as follows:

"I have to work."

So I thought to myself, "Self, we are going whether he goes or not."

And I hate to be that way, but dude. We can't let our lives pass us by because he's at work.

Much to my delight, he agreed that he could take a week off in October, when the children have Fall Break from school and as soon as those words left his lips I was on the internet booking the vacation.

I will not obsess over taking time off work.
I will not allow my husband to obsess over taking time off work.
I will not worry about my fat body in a bathing suit in Florida.
I will not worry about the money we spend on this trip.

I will go and have a kick-ass time with my family. And be grateful and thankful.



Also? Since it's five months away? I'll probably talk about it way more than I should.

24 comments:

Kellie said...

Good for you!! You talk about the vacation all you want.... :)

stepmomof2 said...

Oooh sounds great! I know what you mean about life passing you by. I can't believe that my stepkids are as old as they are. I would love to be able to take them on a nice vacation if money wasn't an issue right now. Hope you guys have a blast!

frannie said...

I am soooo excited for you!!

you know what? Atlanta is on the way- in case, y'all wanted to stop by for some lunch or a free hotel!

and I am totally serious!

Margarita said...

Can I just say that the only thing I'm thinking right now is HELLZ YES!!! That is so awesome! Exactly what you guys need!

And I'm insanely jealous, too.
Can I go? :)

Emily said...

So jealous....sounds like a blast! October's a good time to go, shouldn't be packed with tourists.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Totally do the "meal plan" it's worth every penny..and you'll save a ton of money and I know how you like a good deal.

Can I repeat those mantras to you when you start obsessing?? :)

Tonya said...

Good for you!! Im sure you will have a brilliant time :)

Amy W said...

Holy Hell, when in October are you going?? We will be there October 20-26th...

Amy W said...

Oh, and I should totally send you my totally obsessive psycho planning spreadsheet. Cause I'm psycho.

Emma in Canada said...

Oh lucky you! You can never post too much about going to Disney World!

Happy Working Mom said...

Yeah!!!! We're thinking about going soon...it's such an awesome place and you guys are going to have so much fun! I don't care how much you talk about it until then!

Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

Is it really just a people trap operated by a mouse?

Kimberly said...

I would so meet you there if the kids weren't too young. Your kids are a great age for it! I didn't get to go to Disneyland till I was 16, and it wasn't quite the same, y'know?

So excited for you! And keep us updated about all the planning!

M said...

Oh man this is PERFECT! You so deserve this! And the obsessing that comes with! I'm so excited for you! Good cod the pictures! The stories! The adventures! Oh the twintaculars are going to have so much damn fun! (And I bet you'll enjoy yourself too!)

YEAH to months of obsessive posts! (october isn't that far away really!)

Rachel said...

Tell you what, I'll drive the 8ish hours to that side of Tennnessee if I can go with ya! Sounds good right?

Right?

Shanilie said...

DO IT! Life can get so hectic, you need to take the time to be together as a family and have some awesome memories in Florida. Talk about it often ;)

and rudeness said...

HOW FUN! That is awesome! Talk about jealous... BUT I am so happy that you guys will go. FAMILY VACATION!

Dont watch any of those Chevy Chase movies until you GET BACK. LOL.

Bethany said...

We are hoping to go next year or the year after so I'm glad for the obsessive posts! I'll know what's must do and what's skippable.

yerdoingitwrong said...

yaaaaaaaaaayeeeee! I'm very very very very very very jealous. Please take lots of pics and post them so I can live vicariously through you. =P Thanks!

dennis said...

nobody can escape the pull of the Mouse!!

Stephanette said...

Okay, NOW you have to change your about you to, "I'm totally awesome!"

Jocelyn said...

And this is what life is all about.

There's that whole business about lying on your death bed, not wishing you'd spent more time at the office. But everyone, I'm sure, wishes he/she had spent more time at Disneyland.

Way to rock it.

Kelly M said...

OH Congrat!! Disney World..you can't go wrong there! Tons of FUN!!! Keep planning you will have boat loads to do by October!!

SJ said...

So happy for you that you are going to WDW - and totally jealous.

Wish I could join you!