Monday, January 14, 2008

paris bound!

hey all! well i am so sorry for being so neglectful. i had to take a much needed break. well, actually, it wasn't planned. i got pretty busy with all my holiday baking and wore myself out!

so how were all of your holidays? mine was nice and quiet - uneventful with little drama. however, there was a little bit of mommy drama....but of course!! i won't bore you with all the details, but lets just say that it involved the regifting of a necklace that i misplaced at her house. all and all though herand i have been fine. i'll post about that development later, what i really want to talk about is paris. yes. PARIS. as in paris, france. breathe angela!!!

i'm going as a birthday gift from juan. i am BEYOND excited, which is another reason why i've been out of the blogging loop. i've been doing alot of running around to prepare for this trip. we had rented an apartment there in the 5th (latin quarter), but that fell through this morning and all hell broke out. the company, vacations in paris (http://www.vacationinparis.com/ ), did not want to do anything but refund my money, and acted as if i should feel lucky and greatful, when in reality, i can go to targe or nordstrom's and get my money back with little to no problem! well, the wonderful people on my new absolutely favorite site http://www.tripadvisor.com/ (TA) came to my rescue!! they all rallied around me, bolstered me, helped me. and now, because of them in part, i was able to work it out with owner. but just know that it was a "hot mess!!" it's over. calm yourself and breathe angela.

so it's going to be just the two of us and we need this so badly, given all that we've been through since i've been sick, especially this last year with my disease (you know i don't like saying that word) moving to my brain, and my memory loss (see posts from june/july). it's been worse than incredibly hard. so paris is my reward. our reward. for persevering. overcoming and making our way through, in a way, this situation...together. it's no longer as bad as it had been. 5 months out from my last full round of chemotherapy. i'm still here. and i get to go to paris. tears in my eyes now. breathe angela.

now, i just have to get ok with leaving my baby. my love. my ladybug. she will be with my mom in law in atlanta. i'm not one of those moms (no offense meant). i've been away from her before. she stayed with mil this last summer for a whole week while i was here at home. no problem. especially on her end. she's such a big girl! but this is different. we will be on another continent. i'm nervous. but not a deep down forboding in my gut kind of nervous. no. we wouldn't be going if i felt that. i don't know, really, i just am not sure about being that far away with her being this young (6 years old). she will be just fine. we haven't left yet and i already miss her, my God!!! breathe angela.

so, it's now late the night before we head out to the hotel, spend that night there, then off we go wednesday morning! i'm so excited that i am on the verge of a flair. breathe angela.

i've got to go pack!! i'll check in with you all while on the road. much love!

breathing...... breathing......

be well :)

8 comments:

Shannon said...

You guys are going to have such a great time!

When my parents went to paris & left me with my Nana (I was younger than LBug) my Mom wrote me postcards everyday they were gone. I was so excited to go check the mail box everyday to see what I got from Mommy & Daddy.

What I didn't learn for many years is that my genius of a mother pre-wrote them all & gave them to Nana to put in the mailbox each day while I was occupied & not paying attention. Of course real mail from France wouldn't have made it back to San Lorenzo in time, so it was perfect.

Princess TinyButt said...
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Princess TinyButt said...

OMG!!! that's a great idea!! know i just need to kknow where i can get paris postcards HERE!!! lol!!!

thanks my sis :)

glo429 said...

OOooh, La La! I am sooo happy for you. I've been thinking about you and your trip since we met that day at M's. I'll be healthy when you get back, so take lots of pics and we can scrap together on your return.

Princess TinyButt said...

oh glo i would love that!! thanks, be well!

Lovebabz said...

Hey many thanks to Juan for making this happen for you.

Princess TinyButt said...

hey my friend! it is so good to hear from you! honestly, i thought about you while i was there and checked in on your blog (now i have to leave some comments!).

i'm only just now getting bac to the blog because the jet lag hit me late and i've been sooo out of it!
yes, i am so thankful for him, and this trip, eventhough he can BE a trip!, lol!! i know you know what i mean my friend!

Princess TinyButt said...

hey my friend! it is so good to hear from you! honestly, i thought about you while i was there and checked in on your blog (now i have to leave some comments!).

i'm only just now getting bac to the blog because the jet lag hit me late and i've been sooo out of it!
yes, i am so thankful for him, and this trip, eventhough he can BE a trip!, lol!! i know you know what i mean my friend!