Don't get me wrong. I love my home. I love Iowa. I love small town life. I even love snow. At least, a little. But this winter is soooooo long... and dragging on. We have snow piled waist-high, roads that have been sheets of ice since the end of November, and more of the white stuff in the forecast. Sigh. Enough is enough.
Since we don't have the dough for a fabulous trip, and since I'm a dreamer, I'm going to take a moment to indulge my fantasies. It might be -5 outside, but in my mind I'm somewhere warm and sunny. If I had my way, I'd rather be...
...in Curacao. A month or so ago, a local doctor was unable to find a fetal heartbeat in my little one. I was over 12 weeks along, so the heartbeat should have been easy to locate... Aaron and I spent the weekend in a haze, sure that we had lost yet another baby. One of the things that I did to comfort myself was plan a trip to Curacao--something we had promised ourselves as a pick-me-up if God chose to take our baby home. But He had other plans! Our little one was merely hiding, and now, at nearly 18 weeks, all is well. Praise the Lord! And come to think of it, maybe I don't want to be in Curacao. ;)
...in Vancouver. I shared a video with you last week that highlighted my gorgeous second home. Well, as I'm sure you all know, the Olympics are about to begin in beautiful British Columbia and I wish I could be there! Especially because my sister-in-law is also pregnant right now. She's due one month before me, and I'd love to spend some quality time with her comparing baby bumps and other "fun" pregnancy symptoms.
...at the Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing. Oh, wait a sec. I am going to be there--but not until April. This bi-annual event is one of the highlights of my writing life. I look forward to the speakers, the inspiration, and the time with fellow authors. I'm meeting my writing BFF Lisa McKay for a weekend of book talk and wine. Oops. Skip the wine this year. Fruit juice and water for me.
...curled up on my couch with a cup of mint tea and a good book. Why am I blogging? 'Cuz I love you guys and I want to say "hi." But it is book and couch time. ;)
Question for you (on this miserable, icy day): Where would you rather be? Or are you happy just where you are?