Thursday, May 20, 2010

Leaving Las Vegas

My mom is in the hospital again. Blood clots in her legs. I'm told it isn't urgent enough for me to come home early.

But I've never been one to do as I was told.

Truth is I'm really not enjoying Vegas much this trip. I've been here too many times now and the thrill is gone. I was bored after two days. I was ready to jump off the faux Eiffel Tower after four days. The idea of being there two more days was making me crazy but I felt like such a loser changing my flight just because nothing about staying in Vegas appealed to me.

And my travelling partner and I...well let's just say my heart and my head are now on the same page. As Linda Lou would say, let Purgefest 2010 begin.

It's not been a good trip.

So when I got the call about my mom this morning I was pretty sure it was the Universe telling me to get on a damn plane and go home and save myself two more days of unhappiness in Sin City.

My flight leaves in an hour.

I have some very important things to change in my life going forward. It's time to shake things up, and make the new start I've delayed for five years now.

I'll be back with a new blog post Monday confessing some sins and telling you about my plans for the future.

Viva Las Vegas. It's been fun but it's time for some new scenery.

See y'all Monday. Have a good weekend.

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Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom, Julie. But, it does sound like it was meant for you to come home early.

Okay...I don't want to be nosy so you don't have to answer but were you with the ex in Vegas? can slap me for thinking such a thing...I'm sorry...shouldn't have even crossed my mind.

Annie Joy said...

Sorry to hear about your mom and hope that she's better soon. I'm sure that she will appreciate your being with her. Annie

Ace said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she's feeling better soon. Sorry, too, that Vegas was such a downer for you.

Here's to the future and better days!


I am sorry about your mom....and I have experienced that same feeling about Vegas...and when I left it the last time...never returned. Sometimes change is just inevitable. Hugs to you....take care of yourself and your mom.

Joanie M said...

I'm sorry your mom is not well, and it is good that you're going to be with her.

I'll be interested o read about your adventures, or non-adventures as the case may be.

Dr. Penny said...

Geez, this story is getting old. Not your mom, of course, but the ex. I think I have heard that you finally have your shit together about 8 times in the last 5 years. Thinking I will just wait and see rather than breathe a sigh of relief -- apparently I am a slow learner, too. Are you and Mark Grogg twins??? Just left him in Charleston with basically the same issues. Could we all just move toward joy and EN-joy this experience instead of re-doing the same lessons over and over and over and over and over and over??

Hoping Mom is better, will be home a week from today to see and hear all first hand at last......missing you and loving you and looking forward the day you say, "I get it now!" and really do.....could you make it happen while I am there so I can leave lighter than air?

Apryl said...

Hope your mom is ok!

Lorna said...

Can't wait for the confessing-some-sins part. Change is definitely in the air for a lotta folks these days.

Sorry to hear about your mom :(. Good that you will be with her though. Hugs.

Sue said...

I cannot express how happy I am to read this. Not the part about your Mom of course, but the rest. I'm sorry it's been a bad trip, but maybe that's what it takes. I hope you're able to stay strong, stay focused and really make the changes YOU want to make for a better future. I'm always here to whine to if you need it, or virtually slap you if you need that too. ;)

Julie said...

@CCD....yes. I was. Go ahead and slap me instead of vice versa. LOL

@Penny....I get it now. No, really. Can't wait to see you.

@Sue...I know I can always count on you for a good bitchslap right up side the head. I cannot, however, let you and Penny meet each other. The welts the two of you would leave on me would last longer than my tattoos. LOL

gayle said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she is doing better!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Hooray for Purgefest 2010! It sure as hell is working for me--so far, anyway. But I soooo understand where you're coming from. Everything in its right time, and it looks like the time is now. Your life is going to take a fantastic turn for the better, I just know it.

I love you and I'm always here for you. Wherever I am. XOXO

AirmanMom said...

Prayers are lifted for your mom...

As for you young lady... one of the greatest gift we are given is 'tomorrow'! When it comes, it is our responsibility to make it the best we can. You, my friend deserve only the best. Don't settle for anything less, or you will pi$$ us off! :)

Oz Girl said...

So sorry to hear it's been a sucky trip... and sorry to hear about your mom too. I hope she's doing better by now.

Since I was nosy and read the other comments, I will just say this... leaving one of my ex's almost 10 years ago was the BEST thing I ever did in my life. I look back now and think "thank god" we never ended up together, as in "marriage". It would have been a disaster.

My fingers are crossed for you, and I'll send a few hugs for good measure, that you can make the jump this time, into new adventures and a new and better life for YOU. You can do it girl!! :)

Anonymous said...

I understand the blood clot situation. I have just had a second round with them in my lungs nonetheless. My heart goes out to you.

jaded said...

Oh Julie,

I came here expecting to read about your wonderful trip. I'm so sorry that it hasn't panned out as expected. I had a similar experience my 2nd time in girlfriend and I were to close for comfort (I guess) and our friendship never quite recovered...we cut our trip short too.

I'm sorry about your mom and I agree the universe was sending you a pretty clear message to leave.

I look forward to reading about your necessary changes.