I just need a place to whine, to vent a minute. What else is new, you say? Yeah yeah yeah, shut up, it's my blog, after all, right? ;)
I'm involved in an online support group and forum for Parents of Children with Autism, and through that group have made some really wonderful friends. So many of the ladies there are so incredibly strong, so wise, so knowledgeable, and funny and sweet to boot. Why am I telling you all this?
Well, a group of them is planning a trip to Vegas, coming up in February 2009. So now, on the forum, they're chatting about plans, ideas, where to stay, what to do or see, etc. WAAAAHHHHHHH, I wanna go. :( It's not gonna happen, no matter how much I need it.
They're planning on doing such fun stuff.....time at a spa, maybe some shows, gamble a bit, hanging out with the girls and some cocktails, etc. And I NEED this so much, after the last few months we've had around this house. But 2009 is going to be such a busy and expensive year for us, there's just no way. Going to Disneyworld next summer, still hoping to move across town to get closer to school and work, etc.......there is not a spare $1000 lying around to send me to Vegas for the girls weekend.
Sometimes, I feel like my life and experiences have been so incredibly limited. Never left the lower 48 states, not even to cross the border into Canada for an afternoon like K has. And it's looking like I never will. I want to travel, I want to see things and learn things and do things.......but until teachers start getting paid like doctors or lawyers, I'll be staying home. And that includes Vegas. :(