My second wish is to go on a romantic getaway with my honey! I realize, of course, that this may not happen for many more years, but I can still look forward to fulfilling this wish one day. My husband and I were married in 1983 and took our last trip alone together in 1992, just before the birth of our oldest son. No alone time in almost 19 years! That’s like… well… it’s just plain insane, don’t you think?!?!?! It’s not that we haven’t had the time or the money, we have just never wanted to burden anyone with caring for our boys or upset the boys’ routine by making them sleep in beds that aren’t their own, etc. Okay, so if you’re thinking “Why can’t the almost 19 year old care for the 11 year old?” let me remind you that I have two boys! I value my home and my possessions and I value my children’s lives, so I wouldn’t want to risk them burning the house down or killing each other while we were gone. Plus, I’d just worry the whole time and that wouldn’t make it very fun for anyone. So I expect that this wish will take some time before it is granted, but I am totally okay with that.
Now, just in case you’re wondering where I’d like to go, I’m thinking somewhere in the New England states. Ever since I watched the movie “Baby Boom” and saw the winding road that Diane Keaton drove down to get to the home she’d bought (by telephone) in Vermont, I’ve wanted to go somewhere in the fall when the leaves are changing. In fact, I used to look at the wallpaper that came with Windows XP (the autumn one) and wish I could be in that picture, lying on the ground, soaking up all the beauty. Absolutely gorgeous, dahlins! I know of no other way to describe it. If you drive down St. Bernard Highway, somewhere between Violet and Chalmette, there’s a stretch of road with trees on either side that are always full of leaves during the spring and summer. Unfortunately, the leaves don’t really turn colors in this area of the country, and even if they did, the traffic is so heavy that if I tried lying on the ground and soaking up the beauty, I’d probably be road kill in a matter of seconds. So one day, we’re going to get a room at a quaint little B&B, pack several bottles of wine, our Geritol, Denture Cream, and Depends Undergarments, and head for Vermont (possibly the Three Mountain Inn in Jamaica). Hope to see you there!
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