02 October 2007

Where Did I Go?

Everyone seems to have come and/or gone somewhere.

Kathy just got back from a vacation in Florida. Sheri is off to the mountains. My friend e_nigma came to Massachusetts from Utah, I think that counts. Melissa went to Maine. Stephanie came to her senses after finishing her latest book (and I cannot wait to get my hands on THAT!).

I have gone absolutely NOWHERE. Well, a bit crazy, possibly. I am still unpacking bits and pieces in containers from my move two months ago. My kids are having separate and distinct issues in school. My body seems to have lost its ability to recharge at night and I wake up tired and inflexible each morning. I have discovered that I totally missed both the start of the colour change in leaves and the fact that sunset comes an hour earlier than I thought. And, I find myself single, once again, after a mutual realization that love doesn't always mean happily ever after.

So, I have decided to devote this blog to the places that I would like to be, go to, or otherwise find myself in...

1. Italy - After reading Under the Tuscan Sun I dream of finding myself wandering small markets and eating outside. Although I will need a chauffeur, cause the descriptions of driving some of those streets is enough to make me give up cars altogether.

2. San Francisco - Besides wanting to admire this lovely venue of GLBT life, I think walking those hilly streets would put me in the best shape of my life.

3. Napa Valley - Beautiful country. Wine tours. I don't know what is much better.

4. Hawaii - Just cause it's Hawaii. I am not a sun worshipper, but I will take a walk on the beach any day.

5. Maine - Every person in my immediate family has been but me, dammit! It's matter of principle. And LL Bean.

6. Disney World - I went once at the age of 17, and only the Magic Kingdom and Epcot existed at the time. I wish I could say this was all for my children, but honestly, I want to go on the rides!

7. England - This has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. I was a devoted student of the British monarchy, and fell in adoration with a British exchange student in high school. How can you resist the accent?

8. Japan - Untangling My Chopsticks brought to life the cuisine and the history of the tea ceremony.

Until then, I will keep reading and dreaming.