By Jan from Woodgate
We’ve all heard it many times: It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings. Well I haven’t heard so much as a fa-la-la out of her yet so we’ve decided to make a brave move here and actually plan ourselves a bit of a vacation.
Keep in mind that this is totally out of our norm. We have not gone on a true vacation in some 20 years, but now that the clock has a new kind of tick we figure what the heck…go for it, now or never.
The Plan: Rent an RV, drive down to Georgia where so many delightful mountain cottages await, and hang out with the banjos for a week or so.
Warmth, big blue mountains, hot tubs galore, and good old fashioned southern cooking… sounds like a swell plan indeed.
Of course I’m wary and scared because I do not like leaving home but I figure if I’m clad in my big girl panties anything’s possible.
Seems that this particular illness of mine is easier to get along with the less I do, so doesn’t it just make sense to find somewhere to go that requires zero energy and tons of relaxation? Yeah, I’m thinking it’s gonna work out just fine.
We will refer to it as a second honeymoon of sorts. And the bonus? Bucky can join us— no doggie worries leaving him behind. A party of three on a road trip to heaven on earth.
Needless to say all my dear family and friends, this Woodgate B&B will be closed for a few weeks and I’ll bet this house will be happy to be free of the constant flow of bodies coming and going around here…there’s just no controlling it!
Some weekends actually ended up being double booked and this hostess is pretty darn beat up each and every Monday.
So SERENITY NOW is in our very near future and I’m quite proud of myself for allowing it to be.
I’m thanking all of you in advance for your prayers and well wishes, and please, if you even hear a hint of that fat lady start to clear her throat in preparation for song you must promise me that your pillow will suffocate her before the first note escapes.
Thank you, and I’m sure I’ll have some entertaining southern stories to share when we get home!
Editor’s Note: Cards and well-wishes can be sent to: Jan Knudsen, P.O. Box 147, Woodgate, NY 13494.