Larry and I have traveled Australia and New Zealand, our travel quest for 30 years: http://www.tauck.com/tours/australia-travel/australia-cruise-ape-2016.aspx
Okay, I’ll admit on blog, it’s been our travel lust for that duration. We had to wait until
- we had a month to devote to the splendors Down Under,
- the cash to afford the expense
- the energy to fully explore the vast expanse
Travel abroad is amazing, awesome, zesty, and replenishing, thrilling to the core. I’ll write more when I get through the jet lag cycle that, as my mother sagely said, takes a day for every time zone crossed.
And then our consummately consuming southern California lives will begin again, the cycle of life, with its hum drums and its hasty-to-here/there doings.
Thus, Larry and I have proclaimed that March 11 is our New Year’s Day. After we’ve vacationed and cycled through its inevitable jet lag, we’ll embody that ‘January feeling’ again. Batteries re-charged, energy replenished, negative recoil from the pettiness of people washed clean from our hearts and souls in our own personal Renaissance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance
With our ‘January feeling’ we will begin the infrastructure tasks deferred due to our vacation-based life style called retirement. For some time our shui has been completely fenged; it’s time to fling some swag into our house.
Perhaps you have lists like this, too. If you don’t, could you please lend us some cash? Our honey-help-me-do list:
- new carpeting
- new mattress
- auto maintenance
- garden bed preparation
- PJ and Larry maintenance, doctors’ visits galore
- kitchen remodeling
- paint the garage door and wood trim of our home
- window washing, if El Nino has completed its worst/best
- whatever else cometh up
March 11 is nearly the Ides, you know, and it’s merely a month before our Uncle demands his share of our income.
March 11 is also very near Spring, when one is supposed to do a complete annual cleaning. Maybe I’ll find some stray coins in the couch…
We’re going to crave another vacation soon. Where in the world should we go?