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I'm in anticipatory slo-mo-speed-freak mode. It always happens right before a big trip. It's all ohmigodwehavesomuchtodo and not enough time and how are we going to get everything we need to get done done before we leave and at the same time it feels as if t i m e s l o w s d o w n and our departure date will N E V E R A R R I V E. Or maybe it's just me.

My friend, whom I was going to have lunch with on Monday, changed our lunch date successively to Tuesday, then Wednesday, then Thursday (today) and then called me this morning to cancel. She's sick. With an ear infection. Strangely enough, instead of getting upset, it's just making me laugh.

Tomorrow we are dropping the Volvo off for yet another service visit...this time it's apparently the computer that isn't telling the engine when to shift correctly, and causing the car to groan and shudder when braking. Then we will be in Malmö at 10:45 a.m. for a funeral. This will be my 2nd time at a funeral in Sweden, although I expect this one to be a little less emotional since the deceased was the nearly 80-year-old and very sick girlfriend of Anders' uncle. I only met her a couple of time when we first moved here, but was very captivated by her. She has had debilitating arthritis and other physical problems that have conquered her completely over the last few years, leaving her blind and all but a vegetable, so her death must have been a relief in some ways for all concerned. A sad way to go, though. Anders says when she was young she was a beauty and extremely charismatic.

Tomorrow night Emily & Martin are coming over for dinner. Emily has all but promised to bring homemade vegetable sushi with her, so if it doesn't materialize I'm going to be VERY disappointed as I probably won't have much chance to eat sushi while in the States since my mom lives in the boonies.

We have to be at the airport at 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, which means, since we're taking the train from Malmö, that we have to get up at approximately 5 a.m. I am SO not looking forward to more than 24 hours of travel. I bought several puzzle/play/coloring books for the kids, plus push-up crayons and a travel game, hopefully those will help. Any other ideas for entertaining 2 children during approximately E L E V E N H O U R S of flight time are much appreciated.

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Comments

black socks?! LOL Your parents pulled that one on you?

No, I thought of that one myself *proud beam*

My parents once shut us up on a long road trip by giving us a rubiks cube each and offering us $100 if we got it out by the time we got there :)

LOL!!! Oh man, that's a good one! My sister would have won that hundred dollars! Did any of you ?

haha

Nup, I was way too young anyway, but I tried peeling all the stickers off and putting them back on the right way but got caught :)

fusketjej ! :D (that means cheatergirl)

Great that there's a word for that :)

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