Thursday, February 26, 2009

We're Still Here

Yeesh. This Blog. So neglected. So feh. All my heated, fiery, posts are about housing, bailouts and me being down right despondent. Instead of ranting and getting fretful tears all over my keyboard, I have been... I've... uh... Yeah. A lot of "uh." Not pretty.

But. Yes, I am interjecting my big butt. But I have something quite new up my sleeve. Actually it was up Geoff's sleeve, and the second hardest part about his post-crunch mode re-entry phase, is his let's do something wild and extreme phase. Ladies and gentlemen, we are entering the "wild and extreme phase," though technically we have not fully emerged from "post-crunch mode re-entry phase." Confused? Yes, I am being obtuse. I do not apologize. Consider, you are only reading about this; I am actually living it.

Where was I?

Ah, yes... I am up to something and I am calling it Chicken Abroad. In the next several weeks, and probably for the rest of my life, I will be posting about travel. World travel. Chickenblog is going abroad. World travel has been in the plan since the early 80's and it looks like this is the year we are going to make it happen, and it's not just because we still can't find a house to buy and we feel utterly depressed and disgusted and want to runaway from pain and anguish and make rash decisions and spend all of our hard earned savings in a frenzy of fancy living.


Geoff has a unique plan, and I will be sharing it soon. In fact I have so much to share that I could fill a book. Chicken Abroad will be all about my fear of flying, and reluctance to try Facebook be out in the big public eye, in person. It will be about feeling chicken and yet daring to leave my nest to scratch the surface of the earth and see what I can find.

First, I need to see the doctor about my ear. I have a doozy of an earache, and either I have been sharing deep thoughts and brilliance or the infection has spread to the vital organ between my ears and I am as fuzzy, pained and incoherent as I feel.


Tonia said...

How exciting. I can't wait to find out about Chicken Abroad. I am in major funk, what the h-e-double toothpicks am I doing with my life kind of place. Just this morning my significant other and I started debating the pros and cons of cashing in retirement fund (losing some of it) and moving to England where he is from. I look forward to what is coming up for you guys, good luck with the ear thing. -Tonia

Mama Spark said...

I can't wait to hear what's next! At first I thought maybe you were going to tell us your family was going to be expanding, you know, like a sister for Maria? Pack up and have a blast. one gets out alive!

warren said...

This's so exciting! And so scary! I can't wait to see the chicken abroad!

judy in ky said...

Oooh, keep us posted! We can live vicariously through your experiences.

mtnchild said...

"Chicken will Travel" news!!! Oh, I look forward to all the adventures plain and fancy. If you aren't taking the chickens, you will at least have to take a stuffed one to put in all the pictures . . . LOL.

Good luck with all your plans.


Laura Jane said...

Great idea!

There's barely a chicken alive that won't benefit from some travellin'.

Can't wait!

Tracy said...

Ooooo, Natalie! Such excitement! I love all the mystery...Keep us posted! Traveling with abroad. Will you be coming to Norway?! :o) (Please say yes!! :o) May your plans and dreams and schemes go well...And my your earache be better soon too...ouch...Happy weekend to you all! ((HUGS))

Jennifer said...

We are totally staying tuned....