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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cherio, mate.

I'm going to England! Well, maybe. Probably.

Mike is definitely going to England. He'll be going on business. And he wants to take me with. Because his plane ticket will already be paid for. And the hotel and rental car will already be paid for. And his food will already be paid for, too.

So the argument is that for the price of my plane ticket we get a trip to England. I really REALLY want to go.

But there are a few minor details that keep me dragging my feet just a bit.

First-what to do with my 3 children.

Second-Even though it will cost significantly less due to Mike's work picking up the tab for his expenses, it still will cost a good chunk of change. And, we already spent a good chunk of change on our new patio and deck and fence this summer. And I'm trying to be better at that whole "living within your means" thing. Because, well, we've lived at the strapped for cash each month level before and it's no fun and I don't want to be there again.

Third-Since this is a business trip for Mike he'll be, well, working all day. Leaving me to my own devices all day. And we'll be in Reading not London and is there anything to do in Reading that doesn't require driving? Because I'm pretty sure I'm not up to driving on the wrong side of the road all by myself in a strange country.

But I have to decide soon because I need to buy a plane ticket. And lose some weight. And get something nice to wear. I don't think my stay-at-home mommy wardrobe of sweat pants and t-shirts is quite appropriate. What do you wear in England in October?

And this would definitely nix Disneyland for Christmas. Which is actually okay because as much as I am dying to take the kids they'll most likely just cry most of the time.


Krista said...

You have GOT to go to England. This is a great opportunity. If I'm not mistaken, I do believe the Tube goes to Reading. Their public transportation is the best in the world, so getting a bus to the Tube is no problem. They may even have an express bus straight from Reading to London and vise versa. You would have a blast. It's pretty cold in England in October, so bring a coat...and an umbrella. But GO!

HeidiPie said...

Definitely go, even if you stay in your room the whole time (which you WON"T) you will still have gone to ENGLAND and won't have to think, "I should've gone" You'll have the best time!!

orangemily said...

Go to England!!
I will help watch your kids, you have to go!!

Ryan said...

Well can I play devil's advocate? I think you should go too really, but will Mike never go to England again?

Karen said...

Go to England!! You never really know when an opportunity like this will strike again. You don't want to regret not going. I am willing help with kids too. Whatever I can do, let me know.

Nicole said...

@Krista-Hey, I TOTALLY forgot that you have like LIVED there. So, I know you just got back from Australia and all and probably have like a job or something lame like that but you should just drop everything and come with me so you can show me around since Mike will be working during the day. It will be good fun. :)

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Wow! What a great opportunity. I've never been there, so I don't have any advice. But I hope you get to go.

Andria said...

You need to go. Yeah, Mike might go again, but who knows what the situation will be like then. You have the opportunity, so take it! I'm going to Washington all by myself in April (I'll write about it later on my La Dama de Collage blog). I almost talked myself out of it, thinking I could do it another time, but I knew if I didn't do it now, I probably never would. So do it!