I keep finding good writers. I keep adding blogs and journals to my list. I need an INTERVENTION.
Mack the Knife is playing on my playlist right now, and I want to get up and dance, but there is no one here to dance with. What a bummer that my Uncle Mike and Uncle Sam live so far away, and that my grandad is dead, because they would all come jitterbug with me if they could. Anders rarely dances, and especially not when sober. And the kids are asleep, a good thing in Karin's case, because if she wasn't I'd be strangling her by now. (kidding! sort of.)
Progress is being made on the summer vacation plans, as I've managed to secure a bed & breakfast in Giethoorn, Holland (hey, dutch LJ'ers! What are you doing in July??) for 3 nights, and confirmed our arrival date with my brother in Germany. The mail hold has been set up and my parental leave has been applied for, so I'm feeling very on top of things. I'm even halfway finished with the AWC website! Go, me!
Have I talked about Giethoorn before? Probably, but I can't remember. It's one of my most favorite places on earth. A tiny little village in the middle of nowhere, smack in the center of The Netherlands, and its claim to fame is that it has no roads. No cars, no rush hour, no traffic jams. To get around, there are tiny little walking paths or little boats on canals that run through the town. They used to, and they might still, take the cows out to pasture in flat-bottomed boats. It's the most calming, peaceful, lovely little spot. I can't wait. And it's very nicely centrally located, so we can do some day trips to Kinderdike and Staphorst and Edam and the North Sea beaches and perhaps Amsterdam. I'm still sad that the Evoluon in Eindhoven is no longer a hands-on exploratorium, though. It was, hands-down, the coolest museum EVER in the history of the world and now, it's a conference center. Gah.
2.5 more weeks to summer vacation!
Crying With Laughter: Man, I could kill for some dark chocolate M&Ms right now. (warning: spoilers!)
Also Cracking Me Up: This is my plan, too.
Words to Live By: The Rules of Life and Living