So here it is: August 1st.
It’s an auspicious day at The Aerie, because it is the beginning of my birthmonth! (Woo!)
Oh… birthmonth you ask? Well, it seemed a tad limiting to cram all-birthday oriented activities into one 24-hour period, so rather than a birthday, we decided you get a birthmonth. So yeah, I’ll be even more self-absorbed and insufferable for the next 30 days than usual. (Actually, I’ve already been on the “don’t buy anything for yourself” blackout since mid-July, which is always sort of fun, though makes cruising Amazon fairly infuriating).
The most intriguing part of the birthmonth is that I was instructed to take Monday the 13th off from work. Why? Because we are leaving for “Secret Weekend” that Saturday! The Beloved will be (presumably) taking me away for a weekend getaway as a surprise present. (We did this once last year (pre-blog or I’m sure you’d have heard about it…), when I arranged for us to have a weekend in Laguna).
I, of course, have been trying to wheedle out of her where we’re going, or (maybe more subtly) what clothes will I need to have clean when we leave, or will I need to pack toiletries in a zip lock because we’re flying rather than driving. So far, she has been impervious to my queries.
So, my thought is that for a weekend trip its gotta be reasonably close either by car or by air (so Hawaii’s out). Some thoughts…
… also any other ideas out there for pre-determining? (Actually, I sort of like the not-knowing – that’s what makes it such a special treat! I’m such a lucky guy!)