Jason's leaving on a vacation this week. He's going to spend a couple weeks with his brother. They aren't going to do much. Play Playstation for hours on end, work on songs (his brother is a musician), go out for pizza, just hang out. Oh, did I mention that his brother (and wife & new baby) live in Denmark? Must have forgotten that part. Sigh. Jealousy is an ugly thing, I know. Jason's been so good about not talking about it much, because he knows I would love to go too. But we've got these things called kids. They make international travel difficult. So, we'll just hang out here, waiting for his emails full of pictures of their new cousin, eating junk food and watching the Wiggles. Guilt trip anyone?
I am REALLY torn about my vacation plans this year. (And when I say "my" I mean me and my kids, I don't get to go gallivanting around the globe kid free. Oh, whoops, there goes that jealousy thing again. Sorry 'bout that!) I want to go home to Oregon again this year and just relax with family and friends in the nice not-too-hot Pacific NW summer. But with kindergarten orientation and a couple of other impediments, we would only have about three weeks. And air travel with George is not easy, so is it worth the hassle for only three weeks?
Plus, I'm trying to do the responsible adult thing and save money. We'll be moving somewhere in the Oregon/Washington area next year. So we have moving and travel costs to save for. And we'll need to recarpet the house before we can sell it. (Don't blame us, it should have been recarpeted before we bought it, but with little kids that spill lots of juice, we decided not to worry about the wrinkles and wear.) And I would love to make a road trip or two this summer to visit some friends on this side of the country before we move away. Grrrr. This list is longer than the pro-vacation list. But that list pulls at me more.
What to do? I'll keep you posted.