Today I would have been getting on a plane all by my lonesome, with a pile of books weighing down my carry on, headed to the Dominican Republic. I would have been off on an incredible trip to hang with a handful of other bloggers to review an all inclusive hotel. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?!
Two weeks ago I was frantically throwing about all of my important papers in search of my marriage license. Then running in for a last minute appointment at the post office to get my passport renewed with my “new” (I’ve been married for nearly 8 years) married name. I paid an extra $75 to get my passport in time for the trip to the Dominican, I was not chancing the possibility of missing such an opportunity!
I had taken time off of both of my jobs, my husband had worked it out so that he could care for the kids for five days all by himself. (Bless his heart!). I was planning my outfits, planning my packing and envisioning myself relaxing and experiencing this amazing all inclusive hotel…just me, some cool bloggers and the Caribbean! I had even seen my flight itinerary, which was going to be a long long flight, but that didn’t matter I was ready to get outta here!
And then I got the email.
“Your trip has been postponed.”
There were other words on the page but that’s all I could see, for the world around me went black.
Yes, in just under one week until my fantasy vacation, I got word..the trip was off! For now. It had been postponed. Just as I was starting to smell the Caribbean air, feel the hot sun on my skin and taste the frozen concoction I was sure to enjoy….poof! It was all a dream. I felt my head spin. It was like Calgon wasn’t taking me away, no, it was as if Calgon was throwing me back up…hurling me out of la la land and back into reality. With no break, no books, no booze, no bloggers and no Dominican Republic.
Bummer, man. Big, fat, huge, elephant size BUMMER.
I did feel bad for the super nice PR rep that had to send us all that email. I mean, to have to write to a bunch of women, MOMS, and tell them that their 3 days of freedom relaxation had been called off…I mean…he better be wearing a bullet proof vest! Us moms don’t take days off very lightly. The important thing to remember (which my husband has reminded me every single time he catches me sulking in the corner) is that the trip was not “canceled” it was “postponed.” And to that I say…
You say potato I say pa-tah-to.