Monday, 5 October 2009

Indulge yourself!

Well. After some hemming and hawing and debate about whether or not I could afford it, I booked myself an indulgent three-day weekend in Vancouver. The time it took to book this little adventure? About 4 minutes. The cost? $657.81.

I know, I know - what the heck kind of (cheap) weekend is that? It looks scary, but this is actually an awesome deal through Air North (for those of you contemplating a trip North, this is the airline to take) that they have a couple of times a year. The posted price includes return airfare + 2 nights accommodation. I just added an extra night - and, of course, got dinged the single supplement because it's all based on double occupancy. Ahem. Anyway...

I have the money for this trip, but I guess I'm finding it a bit difficult to get my head around the fact I'm only going to be there 3 days. It does seem like a lot of money to spend just to get somewhere. But the total price is way cheaper than flight and hotel separately, so it's a good incentive. I have started a list of needs & wants, so hopefully this will keep any shopping insanity to a minimum (MMMM! Cupcakes on Denman...). I will, however, be visiting with friends I missed seeing on my trip Outside last year and I'm really looking forward to that.

This is something D & I had wanted/planned to do after our road trip was cancelled, so there's some guilt about going on my own, but he's just got himself a new job away at a new mine - 3 weeks out, 2 weeks in - and can't go right now. He'll be gaining a huge amount of experience out of this (he'll be doing heavy duty mechanics), so I'm not in a position to say 'don't go'. That would be entirely counter productive and extremely selfish (although I want to...). He officially starts tomorrow, but has actually been working since Thursday packing supply trucks. I know he's a bit uncertain about being away from home for such a long period of time; he's a homebody. But you gotta do what you gotta do and this is a genuine golden opportunity for him.

I am home today mostly because I've had an average of about 4 hours sleep for nearly a week. I have no idea why. There's obviously anxiety somewhere; my body is exhausted, but my mind is going at about 300 mph when it wakes me up and keeps me up most of the night. I spend time thinking about things that I have no control over, can be somewhat disturbing and that literally just do not stop. I've been able to function pretty well the past few days, but today it's catching up with me and I came home after being at work for only an hour. I don't want to make any big mistakes or snap at people or sigh or complain or bitch over the little things, which are the things that irritate me most right now. I can recognize this sense of anxiety starting up the week before my job became permanent, so I have a feeling that has something to do with it, although I couldn't tell you why I'd be anxious about having a permanent job with government. Anyhoo. I have a meeting to attend tonight, otherwise I'd be heading to bed about dinnertime!

Sorry for the rambling post...

7 comments:

dinah34 said...

happy getaway! sometimes you just need to getaway for a few days.

The Asian Pear said...

ooh. Enjoy yourself. I'm heading to Vancouver myself... But not til April!~ You have to tell us all about it. :)

Rina the Mama Bear said...

I hope you enjoy my city!!

Northern Living Allowance said...

@dinah - It's true! I'm really looking forward to my little break. My friend has just told me the weather is supposed to be nice, so hurrah! :)

@Pear - thanks! And I will...I'll have my camera, too, and will try to get some photos.

@Rina - I used to live in Victoria, so am familiar with Big City Vancouver. It's going to be great to get back for a visit, even a short one! :)

rhonalala said...

Don't worry about the price. From Ontario to Vancouver, that is almost the price alone for the flight so just enjoy your time. Sounds dreamy.

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Canadian Saver said...

Vancouver will be awesome!!! So glad you went ahead and booked it :-)