Chicago was originally going to be a girls trip, but plans changed and I was not sure if I could convince Ken to go to Chicago and NYC (if I get selected). I was trying to hold out for the NYC lottery results, but my sweet husband agreed that he would go to both if necessary under two conditions:
- Stop bringing up the New York Marathon until the lottery drawing. (This one is going to be tough, but on the bright side I have made it about 20 hours.)
- Realize that no matter how much "selling" I do, we will go to Ireland in 2011 and not any earlier. I can bring it up when it is time to purchase plane tickets. (I may be able to manage this for a week of two, but if there is another Ireland special on the Food Network, I am screwed.) Ken is not impressed with my offering to present a Powerpoint presentation of the trip I have outlined. (See what happens when I get bored at work, I plan vacations.)
I am pretty happy right now! Hopefully, I can manage to not break my foot this time walking out the front door and actually be able to run the darn thing!