Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Grass is Always Greener With a Sugar High

I really need a vacation.

Now if you've been with me for a while, you know I had a quick mini-vaca to the Cleve just a week ago. It was snowy, so it didn't count. Not for full credit, anyway. I also had a vacation to Myrtle Beach in February and one to Goodland in January.

That's a lot of vacations! I am one lucky little chickadee!

Except I want more.

More! More! More! More! More!

(Lucky for me, I'm headed to Wildwood in two weeks. That should tide me over for a little bit. Get it? Tide? Oh, Lord I need a vacation...)

Y'know how they say when you're dieting (the one four letter word I hate to use! You won't be likely to see it here again, and I apologize to anyone I may have offended by using it now!) and they say to not use sugar substitutes because they stimulate your craving for sweets? And how eating sweets stimulates your craving for sweets? So you can be okay without sweets, maybe, but once you get the ball rolling, all bets are off.

More! More! More! More! More!

Your Easter candy is all gone already, too, right?


We were talking about vactions.

And how I need one.

I have friends who go on vacation all the time. They make my little list above look like child's play. That was a terrible analogy. THEY'RE the ones who get to play... I'm the one who is BORED, BORED, BORED!!! I'm the one who is in O-HI-O for Pete's sake.

I have friends who never go on vacation. They don't bitch about it nearly as much as I do. That sugar analogy coming into play again.

mmmmmmm - sugar......

I was chatting with a friend this morning. A friend who takes, I think, a pretty normal amount of vacations. She likes to go, like me, though. So she probably doesn't think she takes enough.


She was saying how my life was interesting and hers was boring and I begged to differ because I think hers is terribly interesting and I know full and damn well good how boring mine is. We decided that what makes EVERYONE'S LIFE BUT OUR OWN seem more interesting is simply that it's not ours.

I remember when Lea was a toddler. Bedtime was such a struggle and Tom and I would laugh and say she probably thinks that's when all the fun stuff happens. You don't do anything interesting when I'm up, surely I must be missing happy party time when you put me to bed. Because no-one could REALLY be this boring and continue to exist. Alas, she was wrong. Happy party time was just a continuation of the same dull stuff we did when she was awake.

Is it too early for me to start packing for that next vacation?


Housewife Savant said...

I think you just admitted to Having It Made.
You (Lucky Girl) should just LEAVE YOUR BAGS PACKED, because you Have It. Made.
Your life is WAY more funner than mine. I can say this with certainty. I'm Atkins, and the only sweet I get is Splenda. (Cravings be d*mned!)

I'm married to the chaplain of of a Major Federal Penitentiary which means he has to work weekends and all holidays, even if they fall on his normal days off.

[cue violins]

When he was recently promoted to Department Head changes included the requirement that he schedule all vacation time by Jan 1 of each year.

We have one. Vacation. A single Annual Vacation and we're so stoked it's the motivation for our 100 Good Days [diet & exercise].

It's ten-days long and it's 83 days from today.
I'm packed. =)

I think the real question to ask is: Do people in warm climates long for regular and frequent vacations in someplace like Northern Minnesota?
I think not.
It's not them. It's us.

smarmygal said...


Also, new look rocks and fits what I know about you thus far :) One thing - red headlines a tad hard on the old-people eyes ;)

Tammy Howard said...

You caught me still playing - "new look" is nowhere near set. This is a freebie, BTW... I want, as I may have mentioned, More! More! More! More! More!!!!!

Grand Pooba said...

More is my middle name! And Sugar is my first name. No, really it is!

My porn name is Sugar Sunset.

(Name of your first dog, name of the street you grew up on)

So where was I going with that? Dunno, I guess my point is that you need a vacation, or I do.

Tammy Howard said...

Wow, that makes my porn name Molly Hester. Doesn't sound very porny. Maybe old west brothel...

Pam said...

Hey, I love sugar and I love vacations, too! Best part of vacations is eating lots of sugar because you are ON vacation. Win-win!

Vixen/Apron Frenzy said...

I KNEW I should have made myself an Easter basket for candy. The kids all took their back to their houses and now I have none. NONE.

I haven't been on a vacation in years. My life is just too chock full a crap and unexpected happenings and I keep missing the chance for vacations.

Gibby said...

Couple things:
love the new look,
yes, my Easter candy is gone, and
no, it is NEVER too early to pack!!

Consider last vacation was a couple years ago to Disney with a 5 and 3-year-old. My next vacation is in a couple of weeks to California with a 7 and 5-year-old.

My question is this: when do the REAL vacations start? LOL!!!

Kathy B! said...

So myabe this is why I sould kick my diet coke habit?!! And explains why all of the kids' Easter candy is suspiciously absent?!

FranticMommy said...

porn name! Love it! I wanna play. Ok I would be Raggy Five-Mile...hmmmm got an interesting ring to it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

mama-face said...

I am always jealous when I find out someone I know is going on I've never been on one. And when I get to go on vacation i complain about all the work it is; packing, traveling, etc.

I think someone already brought this up... But one of the things I love about vacation is eating WHATEVER you want. Practically guilt free.

So, are you changing up your page?

Jenny Penny said...

I so love reading your perspective. You wouldn't even imagine (I don't think) the parts that get to me, like when you mention how your child USED to be a bedtime struggle. I want to say that the fact that you used the past tense on that front means you are having a sort of extended vacation of sorts, but I know better. I know what you really mean by vacation. And I want more, too. My in-laws live in another state, and my grandmother-in-law is 95 and declining, so most of our vacation money and time go toward visits that-a-way. I feel terrible fantasizing about beaches and romantic getaways, but oh, how I do. Oh. How. I. Do.

Now, I'm going to go eat some Easter candy. Thanks a lot. ;)

Jenny Penny said...

P.S. In reference to above commentary, my porn name would be Spot Sharp. Not good. Not scintillating at all. Maybe if I inverted the names...

Tammy Howard said...

Oh, Miss Jenny Penny...used to be a bedtime struggle... now loves to go to her room and shut the door... it doesn't really get better, it just gets different... but I will admit that I do get more sleep. I should ammend that. I get the opportunity for more sleep. I don't always sleep or sleep well because I am usually worried sick...

When mine were little all vacations were visiting relatives, too. Now a lot still are. Not all of the vacations mentioned were family vacations... I go with my sister and my friends - the hubs doesn't like to travel and I live for it. I conceded for a long time and then decided to go without him once a couple years ago. It worked out splendidly. I got the vaca I craved and he didn't have to leave the house. No resentment. Since it worked out so well the first time, I've repeated it several times. It works for us.

We'll go away en famiglia a couple times this summer though - most of those visiting relatives...

Man - I need to stop feeling sorry for myself - My sister and her friend go ALL the time. I felt like my vacation schedule was very limited. Ya'll have opened my eyes and made me more appreciative!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'll pack too. We can go somewhere fun together!

Tammy Howard said...

Sounds like a plan! A bloggers retreat!

smarmygal said...

Tangent Time! Jenny - I might actually pay to see what porn moves Spot Sharp has. ;) Sounds more like a fetish name. Hm, have I revealed too much about my porn knowledge? Perhaps this is why me and Jesus are no longer speaking... (I kid, I kid...)

My porn name is Frannie Berwin. Tammy, you and I would NOT be headliners with names like those.

Also, I am ALL IN on a Bloggers retreat!

Tammy Howard said...

Well, no. Frannie - but we could probably both find work servicing lonely cowboys at Lady Royal's brothel. (Lady Royal posted hers under a different post...)

Sheesh. Even my porn name is frumpy!