“Mom, but it’s the holidays! Why do you have to work?” Sophie whined as we drove to the salon to have her curls trimmed. I had just announced that I’d need to put in a few hours of writing every morning between Christmas and New Year’s.
I am counting down the days until we leave for Disney World – 47 to be exact. Not exactly around the corner, but not too far away, either.
It feels very far away, because it’s still freakin’ cold outside. A balmy 20 degrees today. My car fishtailed on the way to work – I had heart palpitations for about five minutes afterwards. I HATE MARCH. I know I’ve said it before, but as far as I’m concerned it bears repeating multiple times – I HATE MARCH. The weather forecasters predict warmer weather by the weekend, but I’d bet my hat that it won’t last.
So, I’m dreaming about vacation. I’ve tried several times to make dinner reservations at Disney World. To no avail. Here I am, thinking the economy is tanking, but the shows and restaurants are booked. Go figure. I’ll keep trying because I’m nothing if not persistent. We are booked for a character lunch, however. So all is not lost. At least Sophie is guaranteed a hug from Winnie the Pooh and friends.
Announced it to the girls the other night, because I was in need to see wondrous little-kid grins from my girls. Economy be damned. We haven’t taken a vacation in two years. Needless to say, Chloe and Sophie didn’t disappoint. When we broke the news, Chloe’s eyes went buggy, and she smiled as wide as the dining room – at least it seemed that way. Sophie doesn’t know what the hell Disney World is, and she has absolutely no concept of time, but when she heard she’d get to meet Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and her favorite princesses – let’s just say that she was jumping up and down like a kangaroo.
I’m looking forward to this escape. My company just laid off about 8% of its employees yesterday and it sucks. My husband’s company is talking about another round of layoffs as well. When will it end? I figure, worst-case scenario, this will be our last nice trip for awhile. Might as well just live your life, right?