Guess what? Around 9 on Saturday morning, an airplane will land at the New Orleans airport. On that plane will be someone who has been my friend since around the age of 13 or so. We’ve had weddings within days of each other, had babies within months of each other, (here’s a pic of those babies about a year ago) we got our first tattoos together. This lil ol blog even started with her as coauthor! (Check out a couple of blasts from the past about the last time we got away together. Here’s one by me, one by Christy.)
Yep! Christy’s comin’ to New Orleans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her first time here!
And, as a gift for my birthday, my hubby has given me two, count ’em, TWO nights and days with which to do whatever we please! Don’t hate! I know I’m a lucky lady, but I also need this BAYUD!!! (that’s southern for BAD)
We are going to paint this town some sort of swirly-type tie dye inspired something. Forget plain ol’ red. The owner of the little B&B where we’ll be staying asked if I was a writer. She read my email address and assumed I was. She is, too! She told me she thought I’d find the house and it’s art collection inspiring. I keep thinking on her words. It’s been, what? Seven years since our last weekend getaway? I’m STILL going on some of the inspiration from that weekend, but it’s WAY past time for a booster shot. Inspiring, indeed! We shall laugh and cry and whisper and shout. We’ll have a few firsts and laugh at our lasts. We’ll do a few crazy things, but not too-much-whiskey-actin’-stupid kind of crazy. Just free to be ourselves without worrying about a darn thing crazy. But if you see us and need to look away, go right ahead.
Let this be a warning to all: For about three delicious days, these two plate spinners shall not spin. Not. one. plate. Prepare accordingly. We shall return to our regular scheduled programming soon enough, and we promise the world will continue its orbit while we’re gone. This ain’t your ordinary paint-your-nails, shop-til-you-drop kind of girls getaway. This is two people who’ve known each other too long and love each other too much to settle for mediocrity and surface scratching. Depths will be explored, true feelings expressed, solutions brainstormed, goals set, and complacency challenged. God will change our lives. Again. He always shows up when we’re together. I think He likes hanging out with us! This is serious business. The business of being friends, of walking the lovely flower-laden paths and navigating the stinky, muddy, sewers of life. This ain’t no joke. It’s going to be AMAZING!!!!
Pictures and profundity to follow.