i want to fly far– far, far away. i want to venture outside of my four walls and SEE something new. EXPERIENCE something new.
and, i want to do this as a family– take the hubs, thing 1, and thing 2 somewhere new and BE together in a different country. that’s right, i said “a different country”— ’cause if i’m gonna dream, i’m dreaming BIG and on another continent.
so. if a homeskillet had the funds, the time, and the imagination– where would she go?????
italy. most definitely italy. i want to eat my weight in pasta, ride around on the back of a vespa, and maybe buy a villa in tuscany. (if diane lane can do it– why can’t i??)
ireland. as soon as i got there i would talk with an irish brogue and say things like, “would ye be after going to town then, young ‘skillet?”. the entire family would wear nothing but cable knit sweaters and eat shepards pie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. i’d hunt down bono, and he’d write a song inspired by our meeting– something happy, with a nice beat.
australia. this place seems like a dream. everyone walks around using words like “g’day”, “shelia”, and “bloke”– plus, they have gorgeous beaches, kangaroos, koalas, and hugh jackman. i would have to find a way to work the phrase, “the dingo ate your baby”, into EVERY conversation and go to all the places highlighted in the facts of life special– remember when natalie, blair, jo, and tootie went down under??!! classic ’80s television.
austria/switzerland. i want to totally do a sound of music trip and pretend we’re the von trapp family escaping the nazi regime. the boys would each respond to a special whistle call, dress in clothes made from curtains, and sing EVERY song in the movie. and, since this is a dream– the hubs and i would renew our vows in the cathedral where maria and the captain got married– i’d be wearing her gorgeous wedding dress, jason would be decked out in an awesome suit, and the pews would be filled with all of our friends and family (all expenses paid by us, of course).
these are just a few of the places i would go.
where would you go, ‘skillet???
Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
by the incomparable Dr. Seuss
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.