Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Last night in California

We've had such a wonderful time, but it's definitely time to go home. To take my little girl home (to a new home, at that; they've moved while we've been away!), to earn more money to pay for all we've spent, and to sleep. Ahhhh, to sleep! I'll have maybe two unencumbered days before I have to go back to work, so I'll have to sleep fast.

And there's so much to look forward to: a trip to visit my parents and sisters, then on to a Neil Diamond concert with my sisters, and then my new job, although I'm not anxious for that to start. Summer just got going well, and it's over for those of us who have to work in schools.

Oh well, it's certainly time to go home, no matter what! For a little girl who's never been away from mommy and daddy for more than one day, it's been a long two weeks, but she's never gotten homesick. Thank God for cell phones!

Elisa and Deedee, it was such a pleasure to meet you two. I'll write more when I have time; it's almost midnight and I have to go to bed.

Like I said earlier, jet lag is going to be a bitch, but with luck I'll get over it before school starts up again. A's lucky; she usually starts school two weeks before I do, but now that she's being homeschooled, that's no longer a problem.

And we're going home to new hardwood floors in the living room and hall. What a treat! The carpet was pristine till I moved an elderly Lhasa-terrier mix in, and in her final months, she pretty much destroyed the lovely berber. I'm so looking forward to new floors!


Antevasin said...

It has been fun to live vicariously through your adventures the past two weeks. You have definitely had a whirlwind of a summer and I'm so glad you had such a good time! You gave A something money could never buy..wonderful memories to last a lifetime!!! I can hardly wait to see pics of your new floors! Take care my friend and I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon!!

Anonymous said...

Betty said....

It's been fun hearing about your vacation and it's so nice that you got to share it with A. You and Tom sure do go on some nice trips.

If summer vacation has to end, at least it will be in a fun way...going to see Neil in concert! I can't wait.

See you soon!

Anonymous said...

Betty said....

Did you feel the earthquake today??
I can't remember exactly where you were going to be today, but I know you were heading in the direction of the airport...I hope all is well. Maybe it's a good time to be leaving California! I hope that your friends there are okay, too.

rita said...

Hi! I hope I can post this; my email moves so slowly I can't answer it.

It's been fun showing things to A, although she often doesn't see what the hell we're so enthusiastic about! It was so good to spend time with you, Deedee, and I hope we'll meet again. I'll write when I get home--after some sleep, maybe on Friday!

Betty, we didn't even realize there had been an earthquake till we went to the Mission Valley mall (very upscale) and heard people talking about it in the shoe department at Nordstroms. I was so pissed that we missed it! We were on Coronado Island at the time, so maybe that had something to do with it. Then later I heard people talking about aftershocks; didn't feel them, either. I heard it was 5.4, but you couldn't prove it by me. J called to make sure we were okay; she'd heard about it from M.

Oh well--at least it doesn't seem to have done much damage!!!

Courtney said...

Yosimite is VERY pretty. I used to live in Sonora so we were pretty close :-) It is a really pretty place to visit, too bad they have a huge fire right now.