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JIGGITY JIG
Being home after weeks away makes me feel like jigging, though I don't actually know how to jig. I assume it includes planting your fists on your hips, arms akimbo and kicking your legs scissory from under your tartan but I may be getting confused with a reel. It wouldn't be the first time.

Spring is far more advanced here than it was in either Michigan or Massachusetts. I didn't sleep on the atlantic flight at all, choosing instead to spend more than half the flight absorbed in movies I would probably never have gotten around to seeing. The first one, Stranger Than Fiction, I was intensely glad that I took the time for, but the other, Dreamgirls, more or less elicited a Meh from me though Beyoncé is really beautiful and bears an eerie resemblence to Diana Ross, though not nearly as eerie as Diana Ross looks in real life. I've always half suspected she's a Kim Cattrall-like manniken, myself (Diana, not Beyoncé, that is).

The trees are so much greener here, in that thousand-shades-of stage that I love so much. I got through baggage claim and out to the train station much faster than I had anticipated and the train whizzed me across the breezy Öresund, tipped with tiny whitecaps and larger sailboats and deposited me in Sweden. I sat outside the train station waiting for my family to arrive, about half an hour in the sun and the wind, just looking at the trees and sniffing the air like a spring-drunk creature. The cherry trees are still blooming and the chestnuts as well. Surprisingly, the rapeseed is standing tall and neon-yellow in the fields already; it's nearly 3 weeks early.

My family pulled up to where I sat by the curb, madly waving in every window. As soon as the door was opening Karin latched on to me and gave me one of her patented super-strength LOVEHUGS. I had to practically pry her off to give equal time to Martin and Anders. :) I've been in a daze the rest of the day. I've unpacked and mostly put away, and had a 2-hour nap. We've been to see Happy Feet at the theater and out for sushi for dinner, so I feel at home in nearly every good way!

Great Poetry Out There Right Now: The minotaur ate the pastor's wife (and her hat)
 tired
mood: tired
music: 10,000 Maniacs—Hidden in My Heart


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Welcome home!! It's nice to be greeted with that kind of excitement and hugs. :)

Thank you! It's nice to be back :)

(Anonymous)

I MISS YOU!!! But, I can absolutely relate to how good it feels to get home again. Love, Lizardmom

I THOUGHT you were online! I just tried to call you. When I was unpacking the duffel bag, Anders pulled out the brown one and asked why we didn't use it. "Couldn't get everything in," I said. And then he proceeded to unzip the bottom and show me how it expanded UP 6 inches deep!!! DOH!!!

(Anonymous)

Ooooh, that made me really laugh!!!! Love, Lizardmom

(Anonymous)

Welcome home, Liz. Glad to have you on our side for a while, but glad you're back where you belong. Next time, Pacific Northwest, 'k?

Chuck

Oh I hope so!! It's been 3 years since I was out there, too, and I LOVE it out there. Of course...when was the last time you were in Sweden on a vacation with your wife? Heh.

(Anonymous)

Welcome "home" :)

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thank you! It's very good to be back :)

welcome home!

yay! I'm back! :)

Welcome home.
Must felt great to see and hug your family again.

Thank you, it does!

Welcome home! Glad you had an uneventful trip back and thanks for the visit! (Also, jealous about the spring.)

Yours is on the way. It's BEAUTIFUL here, you should come!

welcome home :)

Tack så mycket! :)

:-D And all was right in the world . . .

Welcome home!

Thank you muchly :)

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