Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

Within the next 3 months I'll be spending some time in each of these contraptions while I travel the world. Okay... maybe just travel around North America a little bit. I've decided to spend some money, burn up that use-it-before-the-end-of-the-year-or-lose-it vacation time, and have some fun! So I'm taking a few trips.

The first one is coming up in a couple of days. Me and my pal, Connie, are taking a road trip down south to visit some of the coolest blogger babes in the world. Who might that be? I guess you'll have to stay tuned to find out. I'm sure there'll be blogs lighting up from Canada to Mexico reporting the craziness that is sure to occur. It'll be the biggest, baddest, most bodacious, bloggy babe bash evah! There are blogger babes all over the country (and even one in Canada) packing their bags as I speak heading to party central for the weekend. I can not even begin to tell you how excited I am!! Only 2 more sleeps!

The second one is in September. I'll be spending a week laying on a beach in Mexico at an all inclusive resort. ALL inclusive. As in alcohol too. Woo hoo! I'm going with 2 other single mom friends (from our Single Adoptive Moms Group), their toddler daughters, and one grandma. You have no idea how much I need to do this. There are many margaritas waiting for me there. And maybe a really hot cabana boy.....

The third is scheduled for October. My BFF and I are heading to NYC for a long weekend. She's celebrating a very important decade birthday. (Not 20 or 30. But rhymes with the name Morty. LOL!) I love NYC! It's one of my favorite destinations. We plan on taking in the sights, catching a show, doing a little shoppy, and just re-connecting with each other. We haven't had a lot of time lately with our busy lives to just hang out together. So we get to devote several days to total and complete chick bonding with no interruptions. There's nothing better than girlfriends!

I'm really looking forward to all of this travel. I haven't taken a real vacation in a few years. I decided I need to get some of this out of my system before I have to settle down and be somebody's mom. And I decided to stop making excuses about why it should wait.

No more "I don't want to burn up my vacation days". Cuz truth is, I'm maxed out on carry over days and have to get rid of some.

No more "I don't want to spend the money". Cuz I worked my ass off for it! And I've got another year+ to pay off the second half of the adoption debt. I was responsible enough to pay off half already. So I'm taking a little break and spending some on ME!

No more "I can't wear a bathing suit until I lose some weight". Cuz lord knows I've been dragging my feet on this one so how much more time will I waste? Didn't I learn that time is not guaranteed? I need to get out there and enjoy life and all it has to offer...even if my ass is bigger than I'd prefer. Who really cares anyway? Nobody's worried about this but me so Let.It.Go.Krista.

Plus I freakin' deserve it!! So off I go to see the world...........
or at least just a little bit of it.

31 comments:

JoAnn in NJ said...

Way to go Krista! You have been working HARD and deserve to indulge a little!

Have some Cabana Boy fun for me (our big trip is a week in Maine this year...fun, family...but nothing "caliente!" ;)

Life is WAY too short not to have some fun!

All the best!
JoAnn in NJ

Johnny said...

Steak?

I'd even use a wand, rather than a pat-down.

Joannah said...

I'm so happy for you! It feels great to get out of town and have fun with friends. You so deserve it!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

YEAH!!!
Fun time.. Can't wait to see all the pictures from your crazy weekend..
Have fun... you deserve every bit of it..
Kim

a&mg said...

Absolutely freakin right! I'm so glad you have some great trips planned and you definitely deserve to let loose.

My niece was just at an all-inclusive place in Mexico as a graduation gift (drinking age is 18 there) and she had a blast. My brother and his wife have gone as well and they always talk about going back.

Have an awesome time on ALL the trips! You know, there's a place for you here in the ARctic if you ever wanna visit!

Mark & Michelle said...

That is GREAT!! I am so glad to hear that!

I LOVE Mexico. All Inclusive is the way to go for sure!

Can't wait to hear all about it.

Got the square - thanks!

kris said...

Oh. So weird. I'm turning Morty too. I'm going to NYC in September, and an all inclusive resort in Mexico in early December
(my 40th is on 12/12)...

What were the chances???!!

See you soon at the best bloggy bash of the decade... :O)

"M" said...

You go girl!!! Sounds like such fun plans. You certainly deserve this. Can't wait to read about the adventure.

Mamacita said...

Right ON!

Yes, Minister... said...

Love the suitcase ~ just make sure it is clean and doesn't have the foul smell of work :D

Can hardly wait for this weekend ~ and your other trips sound fabolus!

Robin said...

I can't wait to hear/read about the trip this weekend down south. Oh how I wish I was going!!!! I could use a little fun in my life right now!!

Mexico sounds dreamy! I love Mexico! We aren't going this year though.. maybe next fall.

I love NYC in the fall too..

Sounds like you have a few months of stressfree living coming up. A sure fire way to pass the wait time!

Noemi said...

You are going to have so much FUN!!!! All-Inclusive!!! Best way to do it!

Can't wait to hear about this weekends biggest event in the world!


And you are RIGHT ON!!!! You deserve it!

Carla said...

You do deserve some time off. Enjoy it. Did you say cabana boy? I thought you went for bartenders who don't speak English? ;op

Sandra said...

I cannot wait to read all the stories and see pictures :-) It sounds like it is going to be a great time for sure.

An all inclusive resorts sound like HEAVEN and I am so envious of your trip to NYC. I think my next getaway with Matt should be in NYC.

Have a great time!

OziMum said...

You sure do work your a$$ off lady!! And spend your money... you can always make more when you get home!!!

Sounds fantastic! And I'm SOOOO jealous, I can't be there this weekend!

Doris & Dan said...

Have a wonderful, amazing time!! It will be tons of fun. Wish I could have swung it to be there but alas...I will live the fun thru all of you.

Enjoy! You def. deserve it.

Keep smilin!

Daniella said...

Have a great time this weekend. Wish I could have made it - would have loved to meet you and all the other fab bloggers. Enjoy all your trips - you deserve it!!

C.J. said...

Woman, you are starting to rival Catherine in the travel dept. Woohoo for us.

Hehehe...speaking of only living once, I just emailed Melissa with a strange request. Not sure if it will work out but it will be quite the moment for me if it does. It's one of those things that will NOT happen after Jadyn is home.

No, it doesn't include an Oscar ;0)

Hope I have quiet call later...please, please, please!

Janet said...

Oh, they all sound so lovely! Have a great time, okay? :-)

Two Kayaks said...

Awesome!! You are so deserving of all of these trips and I know that you will never regret it!
I'm sad that I won't be joining Catherine for the trip down this time, but will hope to get together with all of you at another time.
Let's see, I've told Catherine to give everyone hugs from me, I've asked Connie to goose you for me...your orders? Hmmm...you get to drink a margerita for me. I expect to see at least one picture of you holding two margaritas in your hand...one for you and one for me. Kay?
Now, go on and get outta here!

tracy said...

Connie's email to Mel has me highly curious...what up dog?

We are jammin' down here. We are gased up, packed down and ready to go. Did u pack the TE~QQQUI~LA?


See ya soon!

Elise said...

You go enjoy yourself....and spend, spend, spend...you DO deserve it!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

You go girl!
Not that I have ever seen your arse but I have seen the rest of you in pictures and unless you are terribley misformed your bum simply cannot be that big so like you said, get over it and put on a swim suit and grab that cabana boy.
We should have been leaving for the UK this week but we had to go to the B plan so we aren't leaving for a week.

Mariah said...

While in NYC you should check out The Comedy Cellar in the G-Village. I've been there on both trips to NYC. It's cheap and a riot!!

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

You go girl :) Have a great time! You do deserve it :)

Catherine said...

Go for it Krista! I love traveling! Sounds like you're got some great stuff planned beginning with one AMAZING weekend! 1 more sleep...albeit a short one....only 1 more sleep!!! Can't wait to see you and start your time of travels off with a bang!

wzgirl said...

Good girl. I'm totally with you - for all the same reasons! You and Connie have a safe trip - oh yeah, and FUN!

Debbie said...

You go girl. Life is too short to save, scrimp, and excuse away!!! GO HAVE FUN!!!

K. said...

Woohoo! Hooray for you! I hope you have lots of fun on all of your adevntures!

Kelli said...

Wow! Quite the traveler! Sounds like some fun stuff coming up! Hope all your travels are filled with a lot of laughs! (and a few cabana boys!!!)

Kim said...

I love your attitude! Take life by the horns and live it to it's fullest - can't wait to come back and read all about your wild adventures!