Momma, that would be me, was excited about her upcoming vacation. That was foolish as momma is not going to get a vacation. That is because Big Daddy did not make any reservations. Momma spent many hours planning this agreed upon vacation, BD's schedule must be considered and flights and hotels and other mucky muck. That was a waste of time.
Some ass-hat actually opined that going to New Orleans after Mardi Gras was a great idea. If I wanted to watch pious souls trying to make amends for their misdeeds walking around with ashes on their foreheads I would go to Rome. But as the cheap ass company will only pay for tickets to Detroit, that ain't an option either. And New Orleans is not warm enough for a random visit in winter.
There is no place warm enough in the US to visit in February that I want to go to. The entire point of the trip was Carnival. That is why we spent Christmas in China being miserable to save the money for New Orleans. I have understood foregoing vacation for BD's job and hurricanes, not for I forgot to make any reservations and plans.
This really screws the pooch. If you stay here too long you become a certified lunatic. I feel lunacy creeping up on me.
I am no longer confident that I can face China with a sense of humor and a devil may care attitude. This sucks.