Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Viva La France!

I am going to Paris, France.

I'm still trying to get the idea of that to settle in my mind. My boyfriend surprised me last week with the news he was taking me. He said he recognized traveling was important to me and he wanted to be able to give that to me. I think the sentiment behind the trip bowled me over even more than the trip itself. Which is saying quite a lot given how much I love to travel and have desperately wanted to see Europe for longer than I can remember. I've spent the past twenty plus years doing everything for myself. To have someone come in and do something so nice and thoughtful for me still blows my mind.

We are going to the travel agent this weekend to nail down the details but it looks like August/September that we'll be going. So this year, I will get two stamps in my passport - San Francisco and Paris. San Fran I get to spend with my writing buddies. Paris with the world's greatest boyfriend who I love dearly. So far, 2008 is shaping up to be a pretty incredible year.

Now, if I can manage to snag a finalist spot in the Golden Heart, that would be an amazing hat trick.

In other news - the documentary, Who's Afraid of Happy Endings, now has an international distributor, which means we will be appearing on television screens south of the border in the near future. I'll keep you posted once I hear dates and networks, etc.

16 comments:

kacey said...

Paris! What fun! And San Fran to party, I mean, LEARN with us!

Here's hoping for a GH finalist for you too!

Julia Smith said...

Ah, Paree in zee late summer...your fine fellow is extraordinaire!

Very, very exciting about the documentary. Maybe they'll need an on-screen update for you.

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh, WOW, Kelly! I am so excited for you! That is just awesome!!!

I've always, always, ALWAYS wanted to see Paris. Take lots of pictures!

Bonnie Ferguson said...

That's awesome :)

Annie Mac said...

I'm so happy that you're so happy. In my mind I can see your picture up on the screen as they hand out the GH in San Fran.

Amy Ruttan said...

Paris you lucky duck you!!

Hey you're in San Fran?? I'll be there too! I am very excited, I travel like .. nowhere. Furthest West I've been is Detroit and I only live two hours from Detroit in London. *Shaking head*

Cool news about the Documentary too, that's awesome :D

Toni Anderson said...

ooo--love Paris. Have fun :) And fingers crossed for the GH!

Toni Anderson said...

PS. I like your boyfriend too ;) Just on principle.

Lexi said...

WOW! Awesome news, Kelly. I'm so jealous! You have a great guy there. And I'll be hoping to read your name as the GH finalists are announced. Not too long now and you'll know for sure...

Julie S said...

OMG your boyfriend is awesome for taking you to Paris! You're going to have a blast!

And I'm so excited I may finally get to see that documentary...

Annette said...

I really hope you get that hat trick! :-)

Lisa Howe said...

Wow Kelly, that is fantastic!!! A dream come true, for sure. This guy definitely sounds like a keeper... ;o)

Tess said...

OMG - that's FANTASTIC news, Kelly :) I'm so happy for you. Please promise to take LOADS of pics. Paris, you lucky, lucky girl.

Will have my fingers crossed for you next week when the finalists are announced :)

Dixie Belle said...

What a great guy!

maxx said...

Pay no attention to that extra suitcase that may show up unexpectedly. And if it moves or makes any small noises... that's just your imagination.

MaryF said...

This is SUCH wonderful news, Kelly!!!! I'm SO excited for you!