I will be off for a bit. I am leaving for a short trip to California this afternoon. My family and I will be going to go see Ryhs Darby, and also visiting family and the (real) beach. I was born in CA and moved when I was 13 and only visited once since then at 15. So this should be fun
The kids and I are going to Texas to visit their grandparents tomorrow. For a week. It's always a bit difficult so wish me luck, lol. My husband and I have coined a new word to describe these yearly visits to his parents' - it's an "oblication", i.e. "I had a great time on my vacation in New Zealand - my oblication with my in-laws, not so much."
The Dallas area - it's actually a little more than an hour outside Dallas, in the middle of the Texas prairie, where the only entertainment is going to WalMart and that's a twenty minute drive. Yee haw.
I'm sorry to speak ill of TX... I know people live there and like it. I see you live there, BG. Whereabout? My friend Paul lives in Austin and he loves it. I think I've only been to the lame parts of Texas, lol.
My in-laws used to live in Flower Mound. I liked that a lot better than where they live now, at least there was stuff around. Don't get me wrong, I actually love the country in general, but where the ILs live it's just flat, thorny, hot and BORING.
Too bad they don't still live in FM, we could have gotten together for a samosa.
Just here to let you guys know that I'm on vacation for the next three weeks, and I have internet access so I'll check in when I can, but it's so painfully slow that I'll probably mostly be here just to read. So ya, I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth! I'll be around quietly
"We're addressing the issues but we're keeping it funky."
ive been quiet anyway cos my laptop lead died, so ive been checking ever so often on a very slow comp..but im off to big chill festival on thurs, & then ill be down south & in london for a week or so after that so i wont be on! when im back & my laptops sorted, ill try post lots again (i still feel new, so i feel like you've all forgotten me but im sure thats not the case!)