January 26, 2010

Almost a heatwave

Getting ready for the trip. 

I did send off things to the accountant.  I hate dealing with taxes, etc.  It just freaks me out, I don't know why. 

I'm reading the 'Princess' diaries by Meg Cabot.  There is a book store going out of business in the mall, and they had all three of them for under $1 in one book.  Yeah, a lot of it one can skim over, but it's a book.  And I wake up sometimes in the middle of the night, and rather than toss and turn, I grab a book.  No, no TV in the bedroom.  I never had it, and I don't think it would be a good thing to have one. 

I caught a cough and I hope it'll be better by Thursday.  I don't think flying is a good thing with a cold. 

This afternoon I have to pick up more supplies, something from the printer, and some buckles from another supplier so there is work for when I'm not here.  I have the sneaking suspicion that Linda is kind of glad to have a few days to herself! 

I'm still undecided on which shoes I'm bringing.  Trying to keep it all light and not bog down with too much.  You'd think that after 40 years I have this down pat.  So not. 
And I always talk about when I had to fly with three kids, and no rolling suit cases!  One of the first times I did this after my husband died, we got back to Kennedy Airport, I left the kids - at the time 9, 6 and 4 1/2)  with warnings to stay together, went to the roof (parking), got the car, stopped it to load kids and suitcases, got back behind the wheel, and the starter motor died.  After an overseas flight with three kids in JFK airport.... 
There was a station at the airport, they towed us to it, and when they got to us, the mechanic just whacked the starter motor with a hammer, and it started.  That car had at least 3 new starter motors in it, and was my last American built car.  I also should add that my oldest was 19 by the time I got rid of it.

So going on Thursday with one (adult) daughter, rolling suitcases, and just one little one between us, should be a piece of cake.
That reminds me, I have to call my sister-in-law and find out if she organized the room for my girlfriend....


  1. Yeah! You sent things off to the accountant! I am so happy :-)

  2. How fun! Just remember to let them do the full body scan...hehe
    I agree with the NO tv thing. Don't forget to take something to read..
    AHH, I'm sounding like a mother! I'm actually envious and wish I had somewhere to go. But so happy to know you do. Can't wait for pictures and a story...

  3. hey ruthi,
    nice story about your earlier trips to germany! i really like it even it was horrible for you i guess at that time. i hope your cold´s getting better and have a save flight and i hope to knutsch&drück you in germany ;-)

  4. Au weia, die Flughafengeschichte lässt mich schaudern.
    Hier ist es noch knackig kalt, also besser mal die dicken Stiefel und die Wollsocken eingepackt. Guten Flug und viel Spaß.
    Liebe Grüße