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The 7,000 mile journey

Sunday, May 22, 2011

No, this isn't about weight loss, healthy eating, exercise, or anything like that. This is about my trip HOME.

I am living overseas with my husband, (we are NOT US military in any way, shape or form nor are we related to any one who is), we are just American civilians who live/work outside the USA.

Today I begin my 7,000 mile, 12 hour nonstop trans-Atlantic journey home for my 4 month attitude adjustment and retail therapy.

I got up at 7AM local time Sunday morning, equivalent to midnight Saturday/Sunday New Hampshire time. I will leave for the airport around 10PM since it can take upwards of an hour to check in and get through immigration here.

My flight leaves at 03:10AM which is equivalent to 8:10PM New Hampshire time. They serve a full meal about an hour or so after take off (I am NOT flying any American air carrier) then hopefully I can sleep for a few hours if there aren't too many screaming, un-disciplined, ill mannered brats on the flight, I am flying sardine class so hopefully it won't be full either.

The flight touches down on American soil around 9:10AM Monday morning after flying across 7 timezones.

I then have a 3 hour layover to my next destination where upon arrival I hope to catch a bus as soon as I arrive, If not, I may have to wait another hour.

Then it's a 2 hour bus ride to the bus station where hopefully a family member will be waiting to drive me the rest of the 2 hour trip home.

I am hoping to be home not later than 8PM, so all in all, it's a 40+ hour "day" for me. I will most likely fall asleep while sitting enjoying being home and chatting with my kids which will suck. Then again I will probably be wide awake at 4AM Tuesday morning.

It takes about a week to get my time straightened out. My son and grandson will be staying with me for a week when I get home so I will someone to keep me awake.

Hopefully an airport along the way will have wifi so I can log in to SparkPeople, spin the wheel and read an article or two so I don't lose my 584 day log in streak.
As of right now, 25 hours until I am in the REAL WORLD!

  
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HJFOGARTY 6/2/2011 10:22PM

    I for one am glad you made it home safe and sound!

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LADYRH 5/22/2011 7:12AM

    emoticonHome and hope you had an uneventful trip. Enjoy your stay and being with your family.


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Lost in Translation?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saw this sign over a store on Thursday. Think something was lost in translation, the sign says Broken Prices

THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY ME ON MY iPod phone.

in 48 hours I will be IN THE USA, so much to do before Sunday night.

  
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BAYSIDE07 5/21/2011 6:21AM

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Just a note.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

12 more days and I will be home in the USA! Can't wait.

Workouts are sporadic, 5 out of 7 days a week I do some sort of exercise.
Eating is ok, just can't track 1/2 of what I eat because food items are not in the Spark Data base and no nutrition information is on food packages here.

Sorry this isn't a earth shattering, thought provoking, side splitting, sweat pouring motivational blog, that's not really my style.

  
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HJFOGARTY 5/11/2011 8:39PM

    haha but it sure is funny because it is exactly your style! haha can't wait for you to arrive! but do travel safely!

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Road trip to NY

Saturday, May 07, 2011

No, not immediately, but in June. I wanted to go to NY to surprise my sister for her birthday but discovered that was the same as Bike Week in Laconia and I really wanted to go to meet a friend so I canceled the trip for June. Yesterday my niece asked me if she could come spend some time vegging at my house in the boonies so I said sure, we'll work something out. Then today my DD sent me an e-mail telling me she got her vacation days for June so she could go to NY with me. Ok so I put the wheels in motion to make the trip. Talked to my niece about the date and told her not to tell her mother or my parents but be ready to go first thing Thursday morning June 16, she said ok, did NOT tell her I was bringing DD too. Then talked to DD and told her the plan and told her it was going to be a surprise. Niece and DD are in their "early 30's". Then I told them that we would be spending a day at bike week and they both are excited.
Now if I can get my son to let me borrow my 5 year old grandson for a few days, that would be fun.

I love planning my summer ahead of time!

16 more days and I will be in the USA!

  
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HJFOGARTY 5/7/2011 8:53PM

    that sounds like a great surprise! and an exciting trip too - you all will enjoy it! and get a day at bike week too - way to go - and only 16 more days - YEAH!!

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Rebecca Livingston has been found alive!!!

Friday, May 06, 2011

Thank you all for your prayers and positive thoughts, Rebecca is alive and her family is going to get her. I don't know all the details yet but I am so glad she is alive.

THANK YOU ALL AGAIN!

  
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HJFOGARTY 5/6/2011 9:25PM

    what great news - thanks for keeping us posted!

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MAIRE1999 5/6/2011 2:22PM

    That's great news! I'm happy for everyone who knows her and was very concerned.

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JBJAKUBEK 5/6/2011 12:17PM

    That is wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

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MRE1956 5/6/2011 12:12PM

    This is GREAT news!

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