Day 108: April 17, 2014

Thankfulness for Getting Away

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: My. Life. Doesn’t. Suck.

Tonight I am leaving for a short getaway to my friend Erin Rothfuss and Brian Watanabe’s place in Healdsburg.

That’s right. It’s Wine Country.

I can’t really drink much these days, especially wine, because for some reason wine effects my body in weird ways while on chemo. I totally don’t care. I don’t need to drink anyway when I’m soaking in a hot tub or swimming in a private pool that overlooks a back road vineyard. It is so beautiful. I’m going to cook all of my own food, go to places where the locals hang and take a few days to leave behind the tough stuff I’ve had to deal with the last several months. It’s been awhile since I’ve taken a road trip somewhere besides Tahoe.

I was a little bit hesitant to tell anyone because I don’t want people to think I’m spending the money they have graciously donated to me. But… it’s virtually a free trip, so there’s nothing to be ashamed of. I can’t stand NOT sharing cool things in my life with people.

I will shout it to the world: I’m Getting Away!

I’m thankful that I have such a supportive rainbow family system. Devon and Felipe didn’t even hesitate when I asked them to have the kids for part of the week that I normally have them. Even my kids are happy that I’m taking some time for something enjoyable. Thank you, guys, for being awesome. Truly.

I’m like a tweeky little kid on Christmas Eve, all packed (with more than I will need), sitting around, anxiously waiting for departure time.

Yay Me!

Love, Road Trippin’

P.S. Today is my sister Lora Miller’s birthday, so I’m including a picture of her and I in Napa last Fall. The glass picture is from that trip, too. Happy Birthday, Sista!WineGlassNapaLoraEmilyInNapa

 

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