Attention: Once again I am running behind schedule with my WEEKS. I had started the following post many days ago, but let it go because deep down inside I feel guilty about spending time in front of the computer. But today, I figured I should finish it- After all the photos had been downloaded and I am in much need of some quiet ME time.
Also, it would be a shame not to blog my last weeks! After two years of hanging around Georgia telling you my life... How could I leave you hanging from a cliff just before I leave! Yes, I said LEAVE. You see, I will be leaving come rain, shine, snow, sleet, storm, or monsoon, on the 11th of January to Spain.
The waiting game will be over.
Somebody, pinch me!!
WEEK 93, 94, 95
I didn't need a clock to tell me it was 5;30 a.m., my body cried out it was too early.
In darkness, I rolled out of my blanket-bed and onto the living room's carpet. Next, as
every morning since my bed sold, I got on all fours, thrust my butt up, stretched my legs,
and with my hands firmly on the carpet I proceeded to place my feet apart for better
balance. In that position I counted... one... two... three... before commanding my arms to
push against the beige carpet, and get me standing. I lost my balance a little in doing so.
But, ah! Finally erect like the homo sapiens I am. Before heading to the kitchen, I looked
down upon Sandra and Alonso, snuggled under a red and orange, poppy flowers
comforter, sleeping peacefully. I wondered. How long had I been sharing my "bed" with
them. Ten days? I couldn't remember. I couldn't think. But I was sure she wouldn't
be leaving any time soon.
In the kitchen, the oven's clock glowed 5:32 a.m. I whispered to myself, "Gosh, you are
good at guessing time!" But then again, my body seems to follow a stress pattern. Oh, well!
I made myself a cup of instant coffee and headed to my computer. I might as well blog a little
until daylight. It's been hard to do lately.
So, without further ado:
Here is a little of what has been going on in my life.
November 29- December 7
I did something extra special this week: I got together with wonderful friends, at
Mary Ann's home thanks to an invitation extended by another friend that has kept
up with me by reading my blog- Donna Deckard Chafin.
Gosh, I hadn't seen "the gang" in almost 2 years! And it was "Christmas ornament
So here they are doing the scissors, paper, rock thing to choose a bag.
Don't laugh... BUT, do you know I don't know how that goes?
Oh, look what Mary Ann got!
Aren't these cupcake ornaments too cute?
When I showed her the photo she added with her great Scottish accent,
"Oh, no! Take another one... look at my mouth! I don't look good!"
This one she liked better!
Thank you girls for the wonderful evening!
Just like in the old days, I had a blast!
December 8 - 14
December 11, I find out my household goods are on their way to Spain.
They shipped out through New York in a cargo ship.
To be exact, they are sailing away in this strange looking ship:
Zim Qingdao (IMO: 9318163)
Zim Qingdao by Dragon2
Bon Vogage, three pallets of my things that only God knows how they will arrive in Madrid!!!
I can't wait to be in Spain and hold her!!!
And it was about time we had another girl in the family, because our last one...
Is certainly not a baby any more!
I realized it, when her last photos on facebook...
CAUGHT MY EYES!
You might remember my niece Carmen from my post GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS.
She sure has grown into a beautiful young girl! Don't you agree?
By the way if you are wondering about her blue eyes and blond hair
... she is 100% Spanish.
December 15 - 21
This week I was very stressed. With little sleep, I was tired, frustrated, disappointed with myself, and
feeling like I was not making any progress... Christmas was near, I was doubtful about choosing a
date for my flight to Spain (things got a little more complicated for me, but I won't get into that) and to
top it off, my 2 year old grandson, Gabriel, had to be hospitalized due to a severe bronchitis. So when my
best friends, Mary and Cheryl, wanted to take me out to dinner, I said very enthusiastically,
"I WOULD LOOOoooOOOoooOOOoooVE TO!!! JUST SAY WHEN!!!"
So we met at a little restaurant near my house- DAKOTA'S.
From left to right: Shawn (Mary's son), Mary, moi, and Cheryl.
Curious facts: Mary and I, gave birth to sons on the same day- September 12, 1982 and named them Christopher!
Cheryl's birthday is also September 12!
Shawn actually likes hanging around us... Hey! We are three funny ladies!!
But thanks to Cheryl ordering it, I wonder no more- FRIED PICKLES are delicious!!
Well, as you can see, we really enjoyed each others company, the place and the food-
Just look at Shawn eating his chicken wrap... the photo says it all!
Thank you, Mary and Cheryl, for a very much needed night out. I will miss you dearly my friends- we have shared
laughter, and we have shared tears for six years. Your friendship is priceless to me. I hope someday you can come and
visit me in Spain!
Looky here: I got another mysterious visitor! There is a person in the Netherlands that visits my blog frequently...
and she/he found my blog by "google-ing" my paternal great-grandmother! Oh, please! Person from the Netherlands
do leave a comment. I would love to know who you are and why your interest in Virginia Foreaux? Could you be a long
lost relative perhaps? I am dying to know! :)
And now, I will end this post with a smile!
Well, actually two smiles from Alonso!
And this one is a "bad" photo that turned out great due to his winning smile!
Post is done and I feel good.
Now, back to business: My suitcases!