Friday, March 26, 2010

Wanna get away?

Ah, summer vacation.

Are you starting to plan yet?

I know that as the weather warms here in Tennessee, thoughts are rapidly turning toward the fast-approaching spring break, but chatter also buzzes regarding the tempting, can’t-come-soon-enough event of Summer Vacation.

This isn’t quite an “event” in our home yet, as our children aren’t quite old enough to appreciate the effort, cost, and planning that goes into a week-long trip to the Outer Banks, or the Smoky Mountains, or the Grand Canyon, or Disneyland, or any of the other places that Jim and I may dream of schlepping our littles off to someday.

And for Jim and I, we manage to keep our calendar from May from September full of “mini” adventures like camping weekends, fishing trips, and family picnics, so we have yet to embark on a Clark Griswold-style adventure.

But all that is going to change this summer….at least for one of us.

Guess where Jim is jetting off to this summer?

taiwan

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His trip is still over three months away.  The proposed timing is actually pretty ideal given our annual family picnic in Pennsylvania.  I’ll be well recovered from my c-section and, hopefully, adjusting to life as a mommy-of-two.

But still.  Forgive me for not jumping up and down over the thought of Jim in Taiwan for a week.

I know I’m not the first wife to send her husband off to a foreign country on business, but it is the first time I’ve had to do this.  And up until I received an “FYI” email from Jim this morning, outlining the potential dates of travel, the idea of “going to Asia” was just talk, tossed around our house, surprisingly, a lot.  But now….it’s not just talk.  It’s actually going to happen.

Taiwan.

Eek.

Pray for me, interpeeps.  I’m not sure three months is long enough for me to get used to the idea.

3 comments:

Sara said...

I'm not sure what to say about that. For one, good for Jim. I'm sure he's excited his business is taking him to such wonderful adventures. And two, ummm...Yuck. Every time it is brought up that D might have to go somewhere to train, my skin crawls...but it's never been further than Florida!

Anonymous said...

ROAD TRIP !!!! Sam, I understand! But it is an amazing adventure!!

Valerie said...

Did I read family picnic in Pennsylvania? Just might have to crash the party. ;)

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