Saturday, March 04, 2006

What's A Girl To Do...

This was the view outside my door on Friday at Noon. The sky was leaden, the snow which we thought we were going to avoid had decided to visit after all, it was bitter outside and worst of all my shiny paintwork was covered in a blanket of white!


I've got to be honest though and say that I quite like it when we get snow. It doesn't happen as often as it used to or maybe I'm getting old and nostalgic for my childhood...kind of like the way your parents always say "when I was young the summers were always long and hot". As soon as the snow comes I am wrapping the kids up and dragging out the sledges and we're all off up the hill for a few hours of silliness. This week though with being under the weather I didn't get out with the kids. Instead I found the cold weather a bit depressing...maybe it was because I was only watching from the window...like the kid who's grounded!...or maybe it was just because I felt a bit shitty anyway...who knows?

I knew though that I had to take drastic action to make me feel better. I needed something to perk me up, something to take my mind of being ill and the cold weather. So what does a girl do in these circumstances? Well normally it would be retail therapy but I tried that on Wednesday and it did help a little but not enough...even though I bought new shoes! Maybe giving my car a good hurl would have helped but the weather put paid to that form of therapy. There was only one thing for it...

So I clicked on my mouse and booked a trip to Florida!

What better way to get over being ill and the cold weather than 2 weeks in the Florida sunshine!

So in just over 5 weeks I'm off to see Mickey Mouse...despite swearing blind I wasn't heading back over the Atlantic until December (my annual Minneapolis trip is now booked...did that on Thursday!). Instead of rolling Easter Eggs in Edinburgh I'll be rolling along on rollercoasters!

Jenny xx

2 comments:

Wreckless said...

So you'r snowed in, I'm snowed under....
Nice car!
How's the bed?
And the snoring?
Off to Florida are we? mmmm.....
Should come to Africa instead... your Pound will go further, you may get to witness a kamakazi taxi driver lose it on the highway, or even be part of a Cash - in - transit highjacking.
And it's all for free.
Then again, you may get mugged. Even walking on table mountain has now become dangerous!
Whats next?

Enjoy your trip.... we want feedback and photos please.
Salagatle

Steven Douglas said...

I would go with Wreckless's suggestion...I was in Disney two years ago. The guys I was with raved about the rollercoasters and I WAS ABSOLUTELY BORED ON THEM!! The hype around them is incredible but the know-it-alls have put so much paranoia into fun that they really aren't worth going on...and I love a good thrill ride. Stay home and drive the new car, it'll be more exciting...

BTW...Nice car...real boy-racer...pity about the snow and having to leave it outside. I never did understand the UK's way of not building garages for vehicles, given the crappy weather that's there most of the time...