WH Chronicle No. 1.07

Sept 10, 2010

Only a few hours left “‘to talk us out of it” as my sweet dad says.  I’m excited about our adventures, but didn’t realize how much so, until we slipped into our regular routine of performing with the Austin Symphony this week.    I’m not in the mood for ‘regular routine’. 

Other than that, I’m minimizing my efforts in regards to contemplation and trying to reduce the amount of decision fatigue I encounter over the next few weeks. 

Tom spends most of his time weighing and reweighing the suitcases, flustered by our attempts at stuffing more things in while he's not looking.  

We’ve been enjoying some great meals with friends and family, with sweet goodbye wishes.  Truth be told, the moment I really dread is the goodbye to my folks.   Sympathizing with my dad’s sadness, makes me well up.  Even though we’ve done it several times, there are the additional waves of guilt for this time I am displacing their beloved grandchildren.  Perhaps they’ll forgive me. 

We have renters.  Epic story abbreviated: they changed their minds.  Hopefully, they will be happy and the house will treat them nicely or vise-versa.

Jamilly is back to being a full fledged teenager in her home country.  But she’s happy to claim that we “ruined her” in the eyes of her master race.  Even though she is ahead in her studies at school, she is not nearly as obedient and compliant as expected of a proper asian student.  She wore flip flops to school and was almost expelled.  Then she burped outloud in public…we’re hoping she’ll receive a stay of execution.

Big Red and Dr. Pepper are sharing a boyfriend!!   The local feed store tried to sell Tudder a rooster for $5.00.  She declined the offer, so they gave it to her for free.   We’ll call him
Mr. Pibb.  Mr. Pibb is missing all of his tail feathers.  

Did you know that the tongue of a giraffe can be as long as 45 cm?

Giraffes are 6 ft tall when they are born. The tallest animal on earth is the giraffe - its horn tops being up to 6 metres above ground level.

“Long you live and high you’ll fly and smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry and all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.”  Pink Floyd

“The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.”  Friedrich Nietzsche

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird; it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg.  We are like eggs at present.  And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg.  We must be hatched or go bad.”   C.S. Lewis

We have a spare bedroom, extra bugspray, and we’re only an email away!!  Couch-surfing encouraged! 

Stuffing courage, humor, and goodwill into the last little hollows of our suitcase (--perhaps those should have gone in first?),


PS  For amusement, Kululu Airlines, a South African company

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