I bought a new suitcase recently. It's a sophisticated shade of purple. My old suitcase was flimsy and kind of beat up; this one's much nicer and it's got four wheels instead of two, so I guess if I ever miss my ride I can just sit on my suitcase and scoot to my destination.
Then I rediscovered Etsy, which I'd bought stuff from before but never really browsed. On Etsy I discovered and bought (among other things) a leather passport cover with a design of trees stamped on it, a customized leather luggage tag (with my name and email on it!), and a lingerie bag made of gorgeous blue and purple cloth.
I am so ready to go somewhere.
I get this urge to travel every few years. This year at least I have two trips planned, one in April (my brother's family has rented a beach house for the week and has invited me and Mom to join them) and DragonCon in September. But I want to go somewhere now, somewhere exciting and wonderful. Maybe that's why I've suddenly set aside Bloodhound to work on Adventures in Zoology.
Incidentally, to pay for my Etsy stuff I've started my own Etsy shop. I sell handspun yarn! And stuff I've made from handspun yarn! I've already sold a few things (enough to pay for an inexpensive silver ring I just ordered) and I'm happy to be clearing out some old yarn and working on new yarn. Maybe I can make enough money to take a trip somewhere, like a voyage on the Orient Express.