Thursday, May 10, 2007

"This is such an elegant evening--such fun--more with you there. Hope you can make it!"

In case you've been wondering--that's what I've been writing. Not blogs. Enclosure cards for fundraiser invitations.

Over and over and over again.

Sometimes on the massive card stock provided by the Music of the Baroque. Sometimes on the tiny card stock provided by the Chicago Branch of the English-Speaking Union. Sometimes on the envelope itself, because the idiotic printer sealed the envelopes.

And over and over and over, always customized for the recipient. Is he or she a music lover--a party lover--an English major?


And in other news, on Sunday I booked a trip for the four of us. To Paris!

Why it never occurred to me that my children, who at 10 and 12 are long out of diapers, could actually handle an overseas flight--not to mention a vacation that did not revolve around waiting in line to get Minnie Mouse's autograph--escapes me. I mean, hello? They're out of diapers! The stroller is history! You can actually have a conversation with them now! Sort of.

So anyway, when a friend mentioned that's what she's planning for the summer, ze light bulb, she went off in my tiny brain, and I thought--hey, why not?

Well, there's the expense. That's one reason. And it's a pretty good one. As it turns out if you wait this long, airlines charge lots of money for round trip tickets.

But then there is the little matter of airline miles. Of which that Stud Muffin I Married had accumulated not a few. Methodically. For years. Like since 1991. And I think--honestly--we might have cashed in, say, three domestic coach round trips in all that time. So, free flights.

So, Paris in June! Sound good? Zut, yeah. Maybe more "with you there," as there are many readers whom I think it would be great fun to travel--but fun, anyway.


  1. I am jealous. Very jealous.

    Je suis jaloux. Trés jaloux.

    Bonne voyage!

  2. sounds SWELL.

  3. Wow! That's grand. Go see my friend Laurence!

    Good for you, you deserve the break.

  4. Way too fancy for me. I just pick up the phone and yell, "Come and get it!"

  5. Cheryl (from the FSCL)May 11, 2007 8:33 AM

    You've got to love those frequent flyer miles! DH & I are off to Crete for 10 days on FFMs. We'll spend less on the whole trip than a week with the Mouse would cost.

  6. Zut alors! Naturellement, je ne suis pas jaloux.


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