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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vacation Anxiety...Really???

My husband Mike and I are about to head out on a much deserved two day vacation. Okay, maybe it’s just a staycation, seeing that we’re not going far, but being in Florida…in February, makes even a staycation something special. We’re heading across the state to Fort Lauderdale, where white sandy beaches, interesting restaurants, and friends and family are awaiting us.

It’s been a while since we’ve gone away and I have a shopping list of activities planned, including a trip to the Hard Rock, and a night of romantic dancing. Getting away from my normal routine is going to be so rejuvenating….and a bit unnerving. I know, silly me, but being a creature of habit, and somewhat of a control freak, leaving the predictable, and mundane, cradle of my existence for the wide open world, where anything can happen, has set my nerves on edge a bit. I guess it’s like getting the jitters on an airplane, or right before the wedding. You know what? This little talk really isn’t helping so let’s move on here.

My son has agreed to dog watch for us, and although I know he’s perfectly capable, a part of me is a tad worried…okay I’m kind of freaking out. He’s great with my 4 lb Chihuahua, really, but he is a bit clumsy….. why do I do this to myself?

It's just that I can’t help it if I’m overly protective about my dog. I guess I’ve bonded with her in ways that I haven’t with my kids. For one thing I obviously didn’t give birth to her so I carry no guilt for her genetic weaknesses; like the kink in her tail, or her overbite. Plus, she never argues with me, or asks me for money, and I have never had to apologize to her for the way I raised her. She loves me just as I am and all I have to do is keep her food and water bowls filled and show her some affection. I need my dog around to worship me unconditionally. You know I never thought I’d be the type to get stupid over a pocket puppy, but there it is.

In spite of everything I really am excited about getting away, and chilling on the beach with a good book and a cold drink. I should buy a new bathing suit though because mine is awful. Actually, it’s not the bathing suit so much as it is my dimpling thighs and Elmer’s Glue pallor. I wish they designed bathing suits with built in panty hose. This staycation thing isn’t as pretty as it appears on the surface. Pray for me…I’m heading out!


Kris said...

hahaha, I want to come on holiday with you as long as you leave your chihuahua at home. I'm not keen on the really small dogs.

Leah Griffith said...

Why Kris, were you bitten by a little dog? LOL! Okay, sorry,... I promise to leave the dog at home when you visit,(fingers crossed)when are you coming? *grin

Kris said...

I love all animals, just the little ones weird me out though most animals love me apart from spiders. I don't mind meeting your dog, and i'm still looking at when i can visit Florida.

Lacey said...

Don't forget all the other crap you do for the Dutchess- cozy shirt home, all the little sneaky snacks, and watching your step so you don't squish her. She's got it made. She'll survive a couple of days with Ben! Fingers crossed. :) Enjoy your vacay. You need to relax.

Leah Griffith said...

You'll like my dog Kris. She's cool. Keep me posted on your travels, PJ and I are planning on a good visit with you!

Leah Griffith said...

I know Lacey...right! I'm planning on having some fun, although I haven't even packed yet. I'll do it in the morning when I have a fresh cup of coffee on hand. I'm too tired tonight.

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