Know what I like about the German language? When you say good bye it implies that you'll be seeing everyone again. And that's what this is. I'm going to take a break for 2 1/2 weeks while I visit my family and friends in the US and then you'll be seeing me again.
I've noticed that as time grows shorter my ability to give crap whether things I wanted to get done actually do get done lessens. Example: I didn't get the chance to give my bathtub a good scrubbing. Hey MIL! There's the tub cleaning stuff. Have at it!
I'm pretty well all packed except for the grooming articles I'll need to use in the morning. And I am packing rather light. I'm wearing one pair of khaki trousers and I have a pair of chinos and a pair of jeans packed. I'm planning on buying more trousers while I'm there so I am taking it easy on what I bring. I have a variety of tops, undergarments, jammies and three pair of shoes. That's it! And my knitting stuff. And Lottie, my sock monkey.
There are lots of things planned for this trip besides shopping. It's Homecoming week in my hometown and I'll be there in time to see the parade on Thursday and the game on Friday. My nephew's in the parade as an escort to one of the members of the Homecoming court - in a tuxedo no less - so that alone will be worth the long flight across the Atlantic.
And come the following weekend I'm meeting some girlfriends in Memphis. If any of you happen to be in Memphis that weekend and see a gaggle of thirty and fortysomethings who are laughing very loudly, it'll be us.
I won't be blogging while I'm gone - there's simply no time - but I'll be checking email so if any of y'all want to get a hold of me, send an email. In the meantime there's nearly 900 posts in my archives and a Blogroll that's nearly as long as my arm so feel free to browse. Just remember to lock up when you're done.
I'll be seeing y'all again around the 29th. And there will be pictures. Pencil it in your datebook.
Y'all take care!
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