Wednesday, February 18, 2009

NYC, here we come!

So I've been eerily silent lately. I feel it, I know it. But really what is there to blog about when you are happy, relaxed and having a great time? Isn't this a place to vent? Well, my blood sugars have been frustrating lately (I think I got a bad bottle of insulin or something) and there have been some annoyances to speak of in the last few weeks (most notably my dry cleaner losing 12 of Brad's business shirts. . . do you KNOW how much those suckers cost?? No worries, we found 'em).

But mostly I've been very happy. I guess that's what quitting a job that makes you miserable and spending time with people you love will do to a girl! :-) I've been able to cook dinner almost every weeknight for the last 3 weeks and I love cooking so this is a luxury for me and I've had about a zillion lunches with my girlfriends, ran about a million much-needed-to-do errands and checked about a trillion things off my ever-present to-do list. This is the list that irks me all week, taps on the back of my brain, buzzes in my ear like an annoying mosquito saying "I'm here, I'm here, you have stuff to do, do it, do it, DO IT." Maybe I'm the only one with this sickness, but I doubt it. I know that I have Type A, OCD girlfriends just like me with this masochistic to-do list. It has loads of stuff on it you'd love to do (some of it business stuff, some of it house projects, some oh! I should call that person, or oh! I should run that errand). And then on the weekends when you actually have free time instead of tackling this list, you bask selfishly, gloriously in it and spend it with the husband, the friends, the couch and the boob-tube . . . uh, I mean, the treadmill.

Anyway, the point is life has been pretty nice for the last few weeks. I'm starting a new job in less than 2 weeks and since I have all this free time and Brad has a couple of vacation days left in his bank, we decided to take a long weekend for ourselves. We are going to New York for 4 days. We leave tomorrow and I'm so excited. I'm excited that it's so cold (and I love the cold) and I will get to ice-skate outdoors and maybe even play in the snow/slush. I'm excited to wander the city and go to fun places. I'm excited that I will get the next 4 days to spend a lot of time with my favorite person in the world. And I'm excited that while I'm there I will meet a new friend. Allison from Lemonade Life has been very sweet and given us tips on some fun things-to-do, places-to-eat kinda stuff to check out while we are there. And we're going to grab a bite with her while we are there. It will be nice to meet someone IRL from the DOC community.

So bon voyage, folks! We head out tomorrow morning and touch back down to Orlando Sunday night before dinner. Pray for Brad . . . because I'm a very nervous flyer and I'm not going to be a fun travel companion.

~Layne

PS: In other news, I recently (read:yesterday) chopped all my hair off. I guess all the free time has rendered me a tad bored and I took it out on my hair. I LOVE my new haircut but I'm not going to take pics of it just to . . . well, take pics of my head?? No. But I will be sure to post pics of our trip and you'll see it then!

2 comments:

  1. I guess I'm one of those OCD girlfriends, huh?

    By the way, don't rub it in that you've been off for the past few weeks. I know where you live. lol

    Call me Sunday when you get back. ;o)

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  2. Just read about your meet up with Alison. Sounds like you guys had a great time. Good to find your blog, I will add your blog to my reading list!

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