Ok, I think I am ready

Well. Almost. I have all but one scarf sewn. I’ve repacked the suitcase. Took a few things out, added a few scarves.  Repacked the craft supplies, taking a few things out and making sure that I had actually packed the paper charts that I will need.  While I was at it, I checked in with the airlines, printed all my reservations, and charged up at least some of the electronics.

Decided to swap out the small camera backpack for a regular travel backpack. Since I’m not planning on spending any significant time out and about, I’m limiting myself to one camera body and two lenses. So all that remains to pack are those cords, connectors, backups and duck heads so that I can face just about any type of outlet with equanimity.  I’ve printed everything and even got around to making a plane reservation home (imagine that!). That flight will take me through Munich as it leaves an hour later than the other options (United direct or Lufthansa with a plane change in Frankfurt. Pushing the envelope on flights is so not me.) George located my credit card case that I had put in a “safe place.” That place was just fine, never mind that I had forgotten it as long as I was carrying the camera backpack…..

The only things remaining are to finish up the PJs. Yes those ones that I have been commenting about for the last several days. I have four pairs to go. All that needs to be done is waistbands sewn and elastic threaded. I might even consider hemming them if everyone talks nice to me…

I finished knitting another hat and tossed it in the suitcase just in case.

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Just ran the elastic through 4 of the remaining five pjs. The fifth is for the Eldest who isn’t currently in town. I’ve put Dani in charge of hemming her’s and Alex’s. Noah’s are done and his birthday isn’t till next week (note, the others have had birthdays long past but sometimes my bright ideas strike me rather late.)

Tired, off to bed. If I catch the 5:40 or 5:55 BART from Berkeley I can find a place to sit and not change till San Bruno. If I go later? Too many people, too much crowding plus I really hate hurrying to get through immigration. Who knows what they are up to at this point? I am leaving and look rather suspicious don’t you think? White woman over 65 with a fat passport. Obviously, I am a problem……


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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5 Responses to Ok, I think I am ready

  1. Steven says:

    Bon voyage!!

  2. Alison says:

    Have a great time! G’night!

  3. Terry says:

    have a great cruise !!!!

    I just wish I could go with you!

  4. Vicki says:

    Oh I don’t know Holly, skinny lady with a fat passport, just might require further investigation, lol. Wishing you a wonderful, smooth relaxing cruise.

  5. Kris says:

    I hope you have a great trip! It’s always nice to get away for awhile. And, you even get stuff done while you are traveling! Sure sounds like you’ve got your energy back.

    Happy Travels

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