Friday, July 24, 2009


Every now and then I think I just want to chuck it all and go live in a cabin somewhere. Recently Sweet Dub and I were both having one of those days, and I said we should sell everything we own (which isn’t much) and take the kids and travel for a year. Live on the beach or something. It all sounds very romantic unless you are homeless already, in which case you would probably want to throw something at my head or poke me with a sawed-off car antenna or something.

Sweet Dub vetoed that idea on the grounds that we are city folk and used to a certain level of comfort. And then today I read this post from Rachel, who up and moved to India some time ago and writes about her adventures there with her superstar husband and her four kids.

In case you are too lazy to click, all you need to know are two words: amoebic dysentery.

I think I’ll stay here. It’s not so bad, right?


Nerd Girl said...

I have had similar thoughts myself, but "amoebic dysentery" is enough to keep me right here in the air conditioned, hot running water comfort of my home! Plus, my husband would NEVER go for a nomadic lifestyle :)

bridget in oregon said...

We used to do a lot of camping when I was a kid because if we were ever going to get out of Detroit it was the only thing we could afford. And while it was fun as a child, there is no way in hell I'm taking my kids camping. I get enough nature right here where I live now.

And, amoebic dysentery? OMG.