Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The bags are packed and we're ready to go!

List completed. Bags packed. House immaculate. Bills paid. Garden watered.
Passport? Check.
Money? Check.

We are ready! We leave tomorrow morning for London and fly in the afternooon. It suddenly occurred to me that we will never experience the 2nd August 2007. I do hope nothing memorable happens that day, because it will never be part of my life. Weird, that.

Today has been warm and sunny, and people have been popping in all day to say goodbye. The last friend left at 11pm. I vacuumed around their feet as they chatted. I am flexible like that. And I don't want the friends looking after the house to think I am a slob, of course.

David and I spent a hilarious hour trying to work out how to shave off his beard. Where are men when you need them? We decided that with it, he bore zero resemblance to the photo in his passport, so it came off. Unfortunately, Geoff never did get around to instructing him in wet shave methods, and me? What on earth did I know? Hah. With a few telephone suggestions, we managed on the 3rd attempt. He was convinced I was about to lop off his ear with the scissors.

So............. I will be back, my friends. From exotic foreign parts! Be good, and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Over and out. For a while.


Kelli said...

You know ... there just might be the internet over in NZ...

so, don't be a stranger, Missy!

Linda said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful time Linds. I suddenly feel a little teary - as though I were seeing you off at the airport. I pray it will be a safe and happy trip. You will have so much to show and tell.
How funny that you will lose a day. Will you get an extra one on the way back?
Take care dear friend - and drop us a line if, as Kelli said , you find a computer lying around somewhere.

Chris said...

Oh, DO have a fantastic time, dear Linds!!! I will miss you dreadfully until your return, but feel certain you will have much to blog about when you get home. I can't wait to hear it!

And, if the odd computer should perchance be put in your path...well, you know what to do with it!


Susie said...

Have a safe and restful vacation!

Dawn said...

Here's to you having the most wonderful trip of your life!

someone else said...

Pictures! We want pictures when you return. Lots of pictures.

Oddly, I agree with Linda. I feel like I should be teary-eyed. Have a great trip!

Susan said...

You will be much in my thoughts and prayers dear Linds!

Barb said...

Well, leave it to me to get here after you've gone. I just did some catching up here and you said you'd copied your files to take with you so I'm hoping you chance upon a computer while you're away.

Meantime, I hope you have an absolutely wonderful time. Of course you will, and we can't wait to hear all about it. And yes, photos!

At A Hen's Pace said...

Praying for many blessings on your trip--travelling mercies, sunshine!, rest, wonderful connections with your family.

Soak up God's love and grace on your holiday!



Carole Burant said...

Have a marvellous time, make lots of memories and have FUN!!! We'll miss you but will be here when you get back:-) xoxo

Butterfly Mama said...

Have a safe trip...hopefully we'll have a new addition over here by the time you return!