Thursday, February 05, 2009


OLD DOG AND NEW TRICKS

I'm in a new city - never been here before, and that's not the only first - I'm staying in a hotel by myself. Just me. No husband, no friend, no group. Almost 46 years old and this is the first time.

I don't even know who I am anymore.

When I walked into the gorgeous room there was an inviting chair and ottoman near the window, but not in front of. I fought myself for HOURS before I said, "Screw it, I'm paying a lot of money to be here, it's okay if I scoot the flippin' chair and ottoman around to face the window. The world will keep turning.

And, by all accounts, that appears to be true.

I'm now facing the window in my newly rearranged room, watching the sunrise, and thinking life doesn't get much better than this.

I'm here on "business" and not enough can be made of how much I like saying that. Yesterday and today are all book-related. Tomorrow I fly off again to visit Terry, per my list of '09 intentions.

And then, because there are no accidents, I learned of another "school that gets it" and it's in Philly, and I was already going to Philly, and well, long story short, I will be on another fact-finding mission on Monday morning, before returning back home to "real life."

But until then, I am enjoying this life.

Really.





* Photo from www. jumperlumps.com

15 comments:

Ask Me Anything said...

woohoo to you!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Could you please drink a cuppa for me while looking out that window? Hope all aspects of the trip exceed expectations. :)

Wanda said...

I'm loving living this trip vicariously through you. And that part about how you don't know who you are any more? I think you're gonna like who you are and really learn to love...you.

I love that you are making the room your own.

Enjoy!

Michelle O'Neil said...

Awesome! Go Carrie go!

pixiemama said...

I love that you moved the chair. You!Moved!The!Chair! Am I reading too much into it? Just wondering...

I need ELD about the school in Philly. Please. Purely selfish.

xo

holly said...

And good thing for you that this IS your real life!

Lori said...

You are NOT going to be in Philly! Girl, I'm here! I'm here! Visit me!

Go Mama said...

Ah...the smell of freedom. Bask in it. You deserve it!

Cheers
(clink)

Lola said...

"kick it! love it! enjoy it! you deserve it! get used to it!
xo

Deb Shucka said...

You sound so happy and centered and whole! May this trip be more than you could ever dream possible. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

Anonymous said...

A Room with a View........sounds like a good title for a book........promise you'll skip Mall of America or do you feel compelled to irradicate the economy in one big shopping spree.
If you go there wear a sign that says, "Hi, I'm Fully Caffeinated." Then see how many people run up to you because they read the blog.

Journey mercies.

Amber said...

Look at YOU. Living the dream.

:)

Jess said...

Have a great time!!!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you have the right address?

Tell me what kind of stove they have.

You are the very best....

Nancy said...

You are my role model!!!!