Farewell everyone! If I told-no one, then you would most likely never know. But, at the request of my darling elder sister, I intend to go on at length about the trip.
Did I mention how much I love my best friend? I do. I really do- Amethist's like a sister to me. We've got at least eleven and a half years of friendship behind us. I've been calling Mrs. B "Mom" since roughly one year after my own mom passed.
I'd heard about the trip from Breka; originally it was going to be just herself and Mrs. B, as well as a co-worker of her mother's and the co-worker's daughter. Things changed, and suddenly the co-worker just didn't say anything more about it. With two extra tickets and only one extra daughter, she offered me the spare.
I'd have been crazy to say no.
Now I'll just have to get airfare in the aftermath. (Wow, my bills have really been piling up recently.) But it's going to be worth it. I haven't been out of Missouri since my mom passed- no... wait. I've been to Alton once or twice since then. That is Illinois... so I suppose it counts. And I went to Chicago the summer after on a day-trip with Jess and Dad to visit Waukegan.
But I think it was the first November at the new house that I really felt my body shift, and just wanted to be gone. Not be in St. Louis. Not be in Missouri. Be away, and not think about going back. I just needed an opportunity, or someone willing to take a road trip.
Being that I didn't have enough funds for a road trip, it got put on indefinate hold.
So when this opportunity came up, I leapt like a wild tiger. There would be no way that I'd let it pass me by. I missed out on Vegas with Kristen. I missed out on Eric and Emma's wedding in Mexico. I'd be positively insane to miss out on a Disney Cruise- most expenses paid.
Lots of pictures, feasting, and swimming will ensue, I'm sure. I really wish that I could pack all of you into my suitcase, but it would be really, really crowded and probably an even bumpier ride. But Amethist has already made up her mind- she wants to go on the sister ship sometime... Athene, you'll love it. There's a Beauty and the Beast Themed fancy dining room. The one on our current ship is "Triton's" with a Little Mermaid fetish.
If there's one thing I can ask in my absence, I suppose it would be this... Don't hate me because of the trip! I'd send you Bon Voyage greetings if you were going! But I've been called a- well, it doesn't matter what I've been called. I've just gotten about three sincere "Have fun"s over several dozen "I hate you"s. Dont make me feel guilty about going.
Leaving in five hours, back on Thursday. Take care, everyone!