I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Mine was really good, I love it when everyone loves the presents I got them, that's the best part for me.
I got my me and my son a special present. I've been doing a "bucket list" type thing, even though I hate that term. I'm doing my dream list this year. Me and my son have always loved nature shows, Alaska shows in particular. We've watched them together since he was 5 and he's now 33 so it's been a long time. Our favorite of all time was Alone in the Wilderness. We have watched that together at least 25 times and since he was a kid, our dream was to go and see the cabin the man (Dick Proenneke) built. Well....We're going!!! We fly from San Francisco to Alaska at the end of March. We're going to stay in a lodge at Lake Clark and we'll spend 3 days there taking a tour of his cabin and the other places from the show. Then we leave from there and stay in a cabin near Kachemak Bay for 5 days. We have a lot of stuff were planning and we figured we would go to your the Kilcher Homestead.
I'm beyond excited but there's a huge issue. I have never flown and have sworn I never would because the very thought terrifies me. My Dr has said she'll give me some valium for every flight so that should help. Before I do a long flight, me and my daughter are flying from Oakland to Los Angeles in 2 weeks. That's an hour-ish flight compared to a 6-7 hour flight to Anchorage. I'm hoping the short flight will get me over the big fear because I'll know what to expect. We'll see. Lol.
My daughter is going to choose a place she wants to go on vacation and then she and I will go. I'm also hoping I'll be able to do a grandkids trip. I'm still feeling pretty good so I should be able to squeeze it in. I think my daughter is leaning they Louisiana for our trip.
I'm doing well since my diagnosis, I don't feel any different and I'm keeping super busy so I don't dwell on shit. I finally told my kids and after some hysteria from my daughter and granddaughter, everyone is coming to terms. It's not like I'm going tomorrow. They promised me 2 years and Dammit I will have at least that!!!
Happy New year My friends. Thanks for reading my long rambling post. I finally convinced the hubby that it was ok to go back on the road for a while. He hates leaving me alone now but I NEED my alone time. I miss you all, I'm going to try to come back more often. Take care and have a happy safe new years eve.