Friday, October 28, 2011

Confession Time

I'm doing the Friday Confessional again!


Click the pic to go visit Mamarazzi and play along!

I confess...

...that I'm not finding the planning of my "world tour 2012" very enjoyable.

Let me catch you up if you're new around here or visiting from Mamarazzi's. My family is going on a big, awesome, round-the-world holiday next year.

It is a very big deal and it is going to be awesome.

And it's not even just in the wishin' and hopin' stage; it's really happening! We have forked over our thousands of dollars for the flights. We are visiting our travel consultant tomorrow to spend some more money. Yay!

But I've got to admit that trolling through brochures and surfing the internet, comparing prices and making lists, is getting old real fast. And when Chris and I talk about it, some very real cracks are starting to appear in the "perfect holiday plans", given that he and I have very different personalities and, I think, ver different expectations for the trip.

I hope that the travel consultant is not called upon to do some impromptu marriage counseling tomorrow!

...that I have not done a thing so far to prepare for Christmas.

No. Just no. Not a hope in hell that I'll ever have something like this for Christmas.

Please don't tell me how many shopping days are left until Christmas. I don't want to know.

I have no idea what I'm buying for the kids, or what to tell other relatives to get for them.

I have no idea what I'm buying for the assorted relatives that I need to buy for.

Christmas cards? With a cute picture of the kids/family on them? Haven't done them since 2001. Seriously. I buy my Christmas cards in the supermarket and send them off in reply to cards that I receive. I know. I suck.

...that I signed up for NaNoWriMo.

What was I thinking???

For those of you not in the know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. Yes, novel writing. In a month.

For the month of November, I'm going to be madly scrambling to write in every spare moment to reach the magical goal of 50000 words (yes, you read that right!) and get this novel out of my head and onto the page. Pages.

Go here to find out more!

Well that's all for me. What do you have to confess?


Chris Smith said...

Forget Chris!

Just you go to the travel agent. You tell him/her where you want to go and then there's no arguments! Adrian said where he would like to go and it was up to me to fill in the blanks with help from my brilliant travel agent. He was happy because he didn't have to get involved and I was happy because there were no arguments!


Good luck!


Anonymous said...

Wow, you are super organized! Happy Friday.

VandyJ said...

You are braver than I to sign up for NaNoWiMo. Good luck and I hope you make your goal.

Aubrey S. said...

Sounds like you're busy. =D

I think spending money would be the perfect gift for the kids for Christmas this year.

Don't stress too much. You'll have a great time.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Sarita said...

I bought a pack of cards last year after Christmas for 75% off! I hand make cards for close family!

Brandy@YDK said...

i haven't done any christmas prep either. i hope you and your husband can find some mutual ground and it will be the best time ever.

sammy said...

Is anyone seriously that organised that they have a file for christmas ... that is someone with waaaayyy too much time on their hands.

I like you have no idea where this year has gone, what to get the kids for chrissy, what to tell other people to get them! And really sending out Christmas card is very environmentally unfriendly ... that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it!

The holiday will be awesome once you hit the airport.

Mamarazzi said...

your trip sounds amazing!! what a wonderful experience it will be for your family!!

I am so late visiting everyone this week. So sorry, been a little under the weather and I am recovering at my folk's where the internet is so slow! But I really appreciate that you linked up your confessions, so thanks for that!!