Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Change of Scenery

Two weeks from tomorrow I'll be getting on a plane and flying to Atlanta. My dear friend Denise will pick me up and take me away to a whole different land for 9 days. I'm looking forward to a change of scenery.

After a couple of days in Atlanta, we'll be heading about an hour (or so) north to her farm in SE Tennessee. There she has two beautiful horses, dogs, farmland, and mountains. Her plan is to get me on horseback and take me on a ride up to the top of her mountain where I can not only enjoy the view but perhaps breathe again. Despite how I feel about dealing with airports now, I'm looking forward to this trip. I need this trip.


Working from home has its advantages, but the fact that I've been trapped here with all these reminders for over a month is not an advantage. It's a distinct disadvantage. I need to get out of here for awhile. Need to get a little perspective and a little bit of pleasure in my life. I love my daughter, but I think she'd want me to live.

I plan to do just that.

Peace - D

24 comments:

Hilary said...

That sounds like it's exactly what you need... to reconnect to life and start the process of putting everything into perspective. And begin healing. I'm glad that you'll have this opportunity.

Maggie May said...

Doris, I am so pleased that you are going away for a while to a place you love to stay with a good friend.
Your daughter would definitely want you to do this, you know that.

Have a great time. X

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Your trip sounds fantastic. You are in my thoughts.

Blessings and peace,

SB

Annette said...

Good for you. Take good care.

Moannie said...

Yes, oh yes. That is exactly what you need. Do allow the beauty and the stillness of the mountains to soothe you. Huge hugs.

Mental P Mama said...

Have a peaceful trip.

SOUL: said...

that sounds like exactly what you need right now. i hope you do enjoy yourself. i know it's hard, but try.
thinkin of you
hugs

Daryl said...

Oh this is a good thing, a trip, time spent with a good friend and some animals to show their affection... definitely what you need! xo

Syd said...

Good for you Doris. It sounds like just what you need. And I think that Stephanie would want you to live happily and not be miserable.

Employee No. 3699 said...

Relax and breathe...

((Hugs))

Jo said...

Just what the doctor ordered... A change of scenery, a good friend, a chance to start healing.

Akelamalu said...

I think it will do you a world of good. Fresh air and the company of a good friend. I'll be thinking of you. x

septembermom said...

I hope this trip brings you some happy and peaceful moments. Enjoy some time away.

Woman in a Window said...

Good for you. Time away in fresh air and with friends, bound to help.

Cloudia said...

So very glad that you are doing this!!!!!
Aloha

Seamus said...

That sounds like a wonderful recipe to clear the air-up-there. Trips can be a great help in times of grief and, you are right, she would want you to live.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Just what the doctor ordered D! Breathe deeply from the well of friendship.

It has powers to help you live. Just as your daughter would want, need.
FFF x

Deb said...

That sounds wonderful! I work from home most of the time and there are times where I just go insane because I need that change of scenery too. I hope your getaway is relaxing, calming and exciting all at once! I can't wait till you get back so we can hear all about it.

ConverseMomma said...

Oh, have a wonderful time. Breathe deep! It sounds like just what you need.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

I'm sure your time/schedule will be tight, but maybe you could work in coffee with me and CMGD? It sounds like our trips overlap.

Jay said...

That sounds wonderful, D. I'm sure it will help - I find close contact with nature very soothing to the spirit, and being on horseback doubles the effect.

I know what you mean about feeling trapped at home, because I'm suffering from that too, in a far, far lesser way. Since losing the dogs I have tried to plan trips, even days, away and it's proved impossible. I feel if I don't get away soon, I'm going to go crazy, so I have a tiny glimpse into your own private torment.

One word of advice. If you've never ridden, or if it's been years since you've ridden, try to get a few half-hour rides in before you go. You'll enjoy it so much more if you get those riding muscles flexed a bit first.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Just as you hope to be able to breathe again, I am hoping that the beauty of TN can also take your breath away; that way, you be able to let nature make you inhale and exhale deeply of it.

Safe journey. xo

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

OK. Seriously. What NATUI said. I'll meet you at the airport for coffee if necessary. Just shoot me an e-mail, girl!

Cath said...

You are so right - and you are ready to do this now. So go have a good time.
See you on your return!