Thursday, February 11, 2010

I'm Leaving - On a Jet Plane

Last year The Man asked me what I was doing on Valentine's Day, 2010, and I replied "I guess whatever you're going to tell me". He then gave me 2 tickets to the NBA All Star game in Dallas, Texas!

For you non-basketball fans - this is THE game played by the players who received the highest number of votes by fans and players alike. It is THE EVENT besides the play-offs in NBA basketball. And as you all know - The Man and I are basketball fans with the New Orleans Hornets being 'our' team.

Since that announcement last March, I have been battling illness and constant pain and waiting to see various doctors and surgeons. So far nothing has happened except that I have fallen back into that depression that I have battled for 12 years to overcome.

I now have a new doctor and she is an amazing person. What doctor hugs you when you are leaving and promises to help make you better?

The Man and my doctor agree that I need to get away for some kind of break from all of this and to have some fun. So - with tickets in hand to the NBA All Star game - we are heading to our favourite city for two weeks with a jaunt over to Dallas for the game (a day's drive).

New Orleans - I'm coming!!

The difference this time is that we must fly.

Since we have lost our new tow vehicle and had our trailer written off - I do not have my home away from home with me and I have been panicking for some time now. My new lovely doctor has helped with some medication to calm me down and of course The Man knows when I am panicking and wraps me up in those big arms to keep me safe until the panic lessens. He has also booked our rooms with full kitchens to help keep me gluten-free. I can't have a gluten attack by eating out. That would do me in for days!

So here's the plan. We will be seeing 4 basketball games in New Orleans while we are there and in between dashing to Dallas for 2 days to see the All Star game on Valentine's Day. What a present! Then we will drive back to New Orleans just in time to experience Mardi Gras! Oh boy.....

I do not like crowds and every single big event we are attending is crowds plus. Yikes! (I'll be okay - I'll be okay - I'll be okay).

The Man has also scheduled an airboat ride through the bayous in between everything else. It's a jam-packed two week holiday!

BUT!! It's in New Orleans. The city The Man and I both love.

So wish me luck and hope I don't panic! I'll be back in two weeks.

23 comments:

grandmamargie said...

Oh, Aims, I'm so happy for you. Just leave your panic at the Big Blue Barn West and go have fun. Yes, you'll be in crowds, but in crowds that size, no one will even know you're there. And as long as The Man is at your side, you'll be safe. Let loose and enjoy yourself. Guess what? It is snowing here today. Yuck.

rosiero said...

Aims, have a great time. Take lots of deep breaths and you'll be fine.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

All the best, have a great time. Deep breaths dear girl, you will have the rip of a lifetime, You deserve it. X

Akelamalu said...

What a fantastic Valentines you're going to have! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Yay for your new doctor too. x

TSannie said...

No panicking allowed! You have your guy with you and a wonderful vacation planned! Just allow yourself to have all the fun there is to have. You deserve it!

dND said...

Oh Aims, what a lovely trip, The Man is wonderful, that's an amazing Valentine's treat.

Have a wonderful time and I really hope it all goes well. You have great internal strength, you wouldn't have got this far if you didn't.

Deborah x

Melanie said...

Have a wonderful, special and romantic time Aims.

Then tell us all about it when you return. :-)

Lane said...

You'll be ok. You'll be ok. You will.

And wow, what a trip. Have a fabulous time. I'm certain you will. It sounds like The Man has thought of everything. x

Maggie May said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful time and you WILL be OK because you have The Man to care for you.
Don't forget the POSITIVES X 3 !!!!!!!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

softinthehead said...

aims have a wonderful time, you deserve it. Will there be time in there for a little house hunting again? :) I look forward to hearing all about it when you return.

FlowerLady said...

{(((((Aims and the Man)))))))have a wonderful time together. Aims you will be fine, FINE.

Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

bermudabluez said...

Sending good karma your way aims! Have a super fantastic time....I cannot wait to hear all about this wonderful vacation!!! What a precious gift!! YOU WILL BE OK. Really. You WILL!

Leatherdykeuk said...

What a fabulous break! I'm sure you'll magage your anxiety levels and have a great time!

Living the Dream said...

Oh aims, I wish you all the luck in the world. If only we could wave a magic wand and say it will be OK, but you know, with that man of yours, it will be. As you say what a present. Try, try, try to enjoy.

anickdaler said...

Hope you have an incredible time. Yay to awesome new doctor and yay to holiday! Have fun and try and relax a bit.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Have a great time aims. I'll be with you in spirit. New Orleans is one place OG and I didn't make it too.

Alice Stroppel said...

Hope you are having a wonderful time. I know you are. Say Hello to the Big Easy For me. Just think, no painting while your away.

San said...

Have a great time, Aims. I envy your vacation time.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Sounds fantastic, have a wonderful time, you soooo deserve to.

Love CJ xx

BT said...

Oh aims, I hope you have had/are having a fantastic time and that your anxieties don't spoil it for you. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Polergirl said...

Yeay I am soooo excited and happy for you aims :-D !!! Wow, I can feel the excitement in your post. Have a wonderful time, you can do this, you deserve the best. So plesaed you have managed to find a supportive doctor. X

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