Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I’m coming up on my one year blogoversary. And yesterday I went back to read my initial entries; specifically this one.
So, what have I accomplished over the past year? Most certainly I’ve written more. Not every day mind you but much much more.
And, in light of economic circumstances, we cook at home almost exclusively. Though I’ve neglected to post a culinary map.
I continue to struggle with the house, keeping it clean and manageable but have donated and/or thrown out many many things.
I’ve gone on several walks. I finished a sprint triathlon.
I’ve not flipped off any old men.
And we went on two short car trips last year: to visit relatives in California and a week in the San Juan Islands.
This year I hope to build on last year’s accomplishments. And here’s the thing. I really want to travel. Specifically I want to go to Washington DC to see the cherry blossoms. Plane tickets are relatively inexpensive ($200.00 a piece round trip). Housing costs a bit more ($1600.00 for a week). We could probably do the whole trip for $3000.00 to $4000.00 for our family of five (including airfare, housing, food, etc). Do we have the money? No. Do I have the desire? Absolutely!
More than desire I feel we are meant to take this trip. I can justify it in so many ways ... it is highly educational, everyone needs a mental break from their routine, it’s the perfect way to expose our children to the inner workings of the government, my son will be out of the house sooner than later ... we need to do these things while we still can, I could take spectacular photographs, etc. etc.
If only it didn’t cost money. Dagnamit! So where does this leave me? It leaves me searching the VRBO sites in Washington DC. It leaves me fantasizing about what I’d do if I had my druthers.
Ah, well, there’s always 2010.