Jimmy does most of the ironing in our house given his propensity for wearing men’s shirts. I suggested a dry cleaner.
Suffice it to say, Diane is the better housekeeper. But I digress.
My best friend doesn’t travel.
We all know where I stand on the subject of travel.
“Travel is so much work,” Diane reported several months ago while packing for a trip to Texas.
“Visiting your daughter is not travel,” I countered. “When’s the last time you stepped outside your comfort zone?”
“And your point is?” Diane shot back.
My point is, after five years of coaxing, cajoling and eventually simply chilling when it comes to the subject of travel, Alan and Diane suggested a cruise. As far as I can see, no logic is behind this latest development! We head for Alaska next month.
Holy holiday! I’m so excited to be traveling with my friends; I think. I just have one question.
I know nothing about Norwegian Cruise Lines. I know my first cruise almost twenty years ago came with a patch of rough seas and a bout of nausea. Ugh!
Wait! Alan picked Norwegian; more convoluted logic.
Good! I’m off the hook. We’re all free to pay good money to be miserable away from home if we so choose.
More thinking . . . . . . . . ! . . . . . . ? . . . . . . ! . . . . . . ?
You know there “. . . ain’t any surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”
I think that was Mark Twain.
Maybe I’m overthinking the travel thing.
Who, me? Overthink?
Apparently I have a tendency to sleep late, too.
Holy hotbed of hindsight, bro; why didn’t you speak up! Put it out there. We’re all mature, quirky adults; which brings me back to Diane and Alan.
Traveling is risky business. I think Tom Cruise should get credit for that tidbit of insight. So, too, is putting yourself out there to enrich and transform your life and your relationships.
Here's to smooth sailing, to speaking up, and to lasting friendships, family or otherwise!
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