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.