Thursday, June 24, 2010
I am seriously stressing out here and I don't know why. We are planning an amazing, once in a lifetime trip for a week in London and a week in Paris.
Don't think we are rich here, we aren't. This is a result of my husband traveling for the last 18 months, non stop, out of town and me here with three girls, luckily who are half grown and amazing. We have free air miles and hotels accumulated and decided to use it all in this trip before our oldests goes away to college this fall and are middle leaves next fall.
The closer it gets the more stressed I feel. I just blew my gasket at my amazing middle daughter for loosing her new necklace. She eventually found it but I really didn't need to blow a gasket!
My husband sent info last night that a cab ride from Heathrow airport to our hotel is estimated to cost almost $200! That is insane! So he in his need to cut costs wants us to take an express train from the airport to downtown and then catch the subway or a cab, in rush hour, to our hotel. All of this after a 9 hour flight.....with luggage in tow. *sigh* that just makes my head hurt.
Last night my dog was making noise which woke me up. Instead of saying her name I yelled "Paris!" lol. That did wake me up and cheer me up.
I just want to enjoy all of this. I don't want the stress. I'm not very nice when I'm stressed. I want to focus on the fun, not how I will mediate between my take it easy daughter and my must-go-as-fast-as-we-can-to-see-as-much-as-we-can husband and eldest daughter, these hidden expenses that keep coming up, the travel hazards and, of course, my favorite, getting on this amazingly huge and heavy hunk of metal and being thousands of feet in the air hoping it stays up (oh did I mention I hate flying?)
Everyone feel free to smack me upside the head and tell me how blessed I am, just relax, think of all the wonderful experiences I am going to share with my children....*sigh*... I know...maybe I just need a nap.