I have totally been bitten by the travel bug. I have been to Denver (LOVED it) and Louisville (really funky in a cool way) this year. I have Blogher ‘10 in August. I am really excited about that. I even got business cards for the blog in preparation. I am thinking of splurging on Amtrak and going a day early. I only booked a hotel for Friday and Saturday night. I may try to see if I can get a room somewhere Thursday night.
I have been talking with friends about going to Italy next year. My Mom’s parents were born and raised in Italy and come from a small Italian village called San Donato val di Comino. Even though my relationship with Mom’s family is strained (to the point, I may need to be held back at her funeral someday), I would like to visit. I would see other areas of Italy as well. I may not look Italian but I am.
Dad asked if I wanted to go to Ireland with him. A long time ago, relatives left from County Longford to Boston. He went to visit a few years ago to do genealogical research and he wants to go again. I would go with him. I have been to Ireland before, my only passport stamp. I would love to go again. We have to plan a time to go.
I have got to save my pennies! I have decided to have a set amount for discretionary spending - $50. That does not include grocery purchases but it does include things like coffee or breakfast out. I have to really think hard about what I want to spend my money on. It is going to be hard but doable. Means 1 or maybe 2 drinks at trivia tomorrow night, not 5 and dinner beforehand.
It will be a weight loss thing too because the less times I get coffee or eat out, the better I control what I eat. I like to have a life but I have to be choosier.