Well, the California trip? Not gonna happen. Today was the first time I would’ve (financially) been able to book a ticket and there is NOTHING available in my price range. Well, if I wanted to leave on Christmas day I’d be golden but anything you click on past that says “sold out.” The cheapest thing I could find on the dates I actually needed was $575 and that is simply impossible right now, especially when you figure in rental car, spending money, the dress, the hair, etc.
I am disappointed but do feel an enormous weight lifted off my shoulders in regards to the guilt I was feeling about trying to push the trip through when we really couldn’t afford it. We have already decided we will be going out for Spring Break so hopefully next month things will have improved to where we can book our tickets early and get good fares.
I just hope my friend can understand and forgive me for pulling out of the wedding at the last minute! If it had been in May, as originally planned, it wouldn’t have been a problem but the end of December was too soon after getting the new restaurant open for us to be able to manage it.
(And just so you don’t think I’m a total jerk, she did realize, when she called a few weeks ago to tell me it was being moved to Jan. 1st, that I might not be able to make the trip. She knows about our current situation!)


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

2 responses »

  1. Oh boy. Well, I do hope she understands. Sometimes things just work out this way. Erika’s wedding is in the early planning stages and we’re going through some of the same. It’s the thought that counts, etc. Happy Christmas.

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