Monday, July 27, 2009

French penpal?

With both of us working again, we are focusing on paying off bills as soon as possible. Once we've managed to get rid of one or two of them, we will be able to increase our contribution to our savings account. Leo even mentioned that we could earmark a certain portion for our vacation.

He was talking to me on the phone when he said this. I was driving. My heart did a little pause, then beat really hard, as I followed his comment with this question:

Me: What vacation?
Him: For next year.
Me: C'mon, I just want to hear you say it. A vacation to where, exactly? (slightly holding my breath)
Him: Paris.
Me: Ooooh, that is so cool (I am still proud that I didn't squeal out loud when he said that word)

Now, does anybody have suggestions for how Q can get an online penpal who lives in France that is not a pedophile?

I think it would be cool for her to start to learn a little French, and cool to have someone to meet should we ever get over there. Another kid, preferably. Am I crazy to even explore this option?

Of course, this is more fantasy than anything else. It could well never happen. I've learned to accept that things often don't play out as you'd hoped. C'est la vie, n'est-ce pas?


Kathy B! said...

I have no advice, but I sure am jealous!!

Do you think if I start dieting now I can cram myself into your carry-on?!

gudnuff said...

Kathy B, this is so unlikely to happen that it's laughable.

But, a girl can dream. Dreaming doesn't cost anything (as long as I get most of my work done, too).

Hyphen Mama said...

sorry. I'm no help!!

Paris!! Paris!!!

Did he clarify France or Texas?

gudnuff said...

Hyphen - Ha!!!! Yeah. I need to check on that.

Christie-The ChatterBox said...

Dream big! Ooooh! I hope you really get to go!

Mama Dawg said...

I have no clue how to get a pen-pal, but that is incredibly awesome that you guys are potentially getting to go to Paris.