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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Break Blues...

Ah, Spring Break and where to go, what to do. We had plans to go to Asheville, North Carolina this week. I even gave up BRIAN for it! Yes...*sad sigh*...I gave up Brian. Bill said it was either go to see Brian in Chicago or North Carolina in the Spring. I have been to North Carolina but only in the Summer and Fall. I longed to see it in the early Spring! So I, gulp, chose NC! Aw, it wasn't a hard decision really. I was going to meet Penny! That's right! I was finally going to meet Penny in Hendersonville, North Carolina! Just a quick trip from Asheville, Hendersonville is such a pretty town. Penny and her husband were driving into Hendersonville from their home, we were driving into town from our hotel! I was so excited!
Then, with a thud, the other shoe dropped. Where the military is concerned, that other shoe is ALWAYS waiting to drop. I spent 27 years with so many shoes being tossed at me, I had perpetual bruises! We never took a trip or had holiday plans that weren't, somehow, in some way, compromised. *sigh* Even after retirement, those shoes kept piling up, waiting for our vacation plans...*twap* Bill works for a defense contractor so we are still connected to the military. *sigh* "So Sue thinks she is going on a lovely trip to North Carolina? HA! Give me that size 12 stiletto! Hey Sue...INCOMING...!" *thunk*
Nope, Bill was to be sent to Washington DC this week. No NC. No Penny. Okay. I put on my big girl panties and started making some DC in the Spring plans. Cherry blossoms in bloom (which I have not seen in years) and nice, temperate weather..unlike the heat we had on our last DC trip! Okay! I am happy about it...I will see Penny soon...I will get all packed for DC...what?
*thawck* No DC either? Huh? Oh. I gave up Brian for...for...for...Dayton? Yes. Bill is going to DC tomorrow, just for the day. Plans were changed once again. More shoes were hurled, thrown, tossed, kerplunked. Unpack the suitcases, put away the Triptik.
So, no Penny, no North Carolina, no Washington DC, no Chicago, no Brian. *sigh* I think I will go
and see if there are any size 9 1/2 Nikes in this pile of shoes. I could use some new sneakers.

18 comments:

Lucy said...

Hey. I'm flying to DC tomorrow. Wanna meet at the cherry blossoms? :) I love North Carolina and I've only been there once going through on the Blue Ridge Parkway. How beautiful it must be in the spring time.

Sheila said...

Oh Sue, sorry your plans were scuppered..
Just think how much you will enjoy it when you finally get to go.
We were in N.C. in the Fall last year and loved it.
I hope you don't have to wait until the Fall to get there..LOL
I hope you had a fun week all the same'
hugs
x

Sara G said...

Oh Darn, sorry to hear about all the changes in plans. Maybe you could take Grace to the Cincy Zoo and see if some spring flowers are blooming. I think ZooBloom lasts the whole month on April. AND April starts TOMORROW!!

Smilingsal said...

How disappointing.

Jill said...

Sorry about the changes in plans...

Have a good weeK!

Cheryl Wray said...

Sorry your plans got changed, but I hope the week turns out great nonetheless (I'm sure it will!).

That new little linkie thing is cool!!

And I ADORE the new picture on your banner!!!

salmagundi said...

I hate when that happens! It's so disappointing to make plans and have them fall through. I'm sure there is a reason - there is something even better out there waiting for you!! Maybe Brian is coming to your house because he has always wanted to meet the charming Susie Q!!! Sally

Brenda Eason said...

Susie Q im sorry, I know you are a great woman and all will be fine,but it does hurt to feel like you have been dropped like a bomb after flying so high. Im coming down this week and thinking about mom alot this time of year.
I know you will take this AND MAKE IT GOOD!

Rue said...

Hi Sue :)

I know how you love a good soap box, so although I would never normally ask someone to come see a post, you might want to read this one LOL

Off to read what I missed....

love,
rue

Janet said...

We were considering NC this year too, but we are going to...??? where, you ask>>?? All shall be revealed soon. Perhaps Penny could meet us in NYC???

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Sorry your plans feel through ... numerous times. *sigh* It just always seems to happen in the Spring, where trips are a flight of fancy only to be grounded. No fair! Bummer! *stomping off mumbling*

*walking back* I hope everything works out for next time. Love the new look of the header and the background. So pretty. xxoo

Rue said...

I finally caught up... whew!

Happy belated Birthday to Grace!!

I'm sorry about the trips. I know all too well what that's like though... errrr....

love to you,
rue

Rosemary said...

I have to say that really sucks Susie! So sorry!
Rosemary

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am soooo sorry you couldn't come to NC too! Hopefully you will be able to come this way another time. I am still waiting to see you and your family.
xoxoxo
Penny

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Aw, I'm so sorry.
The Carolinas will be here waiting, whenever you have time!

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Dear Susie,
I guess this is really one of the funny yet confusing post I read. You kept cahnging the plans but I hope it would come true whne the time is right. Have a nice day..

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Being a military wife sure had it's challenges. But...it also had it's good points. That does stink that your plans were fouled all the way around. Just think though, there will come a day when you will not have to worry about all that getting in the way! There is a bright side!!! Hang in there Sue. Hugs to you!

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