Thursday, October 05, 2006

Bis Spater! Tot Straks! (See You Later!)

Well, it's almost time. I have all the bags packed, mostly. The last couple of items are on the stairs waiting to go up. (PS Two pair of shoes--oh well.) I have all my itineraries out with my originals to make sure I don't have any typos -- wouldn't that be just like me to transform some numbers and go to the wrong place on the wrong day. hehe.

The kid is so excited, totally exhausted, but excited. I'm sure they worked him hard today with make-up work and all. Mom is doing well. She usually is quite anxious when we leave. I know having her "baby" here (the teenager) makes everything fine. She has my cell phone so I can call her every day and check up (on the teenager!) how things are going. Her meds have been set out for her for two weeks (just covering myself). We just got back from grocery shopping so she has lots of food to eat. I have a lady coming in the beginning of the week to take her out to lunch then the teenager will be off on Fall Break and will take her out the rest of the time. I think I have her pretty much covered.

Rosa of Rosa's Yummy Yums has been a tremendous help. She lives in Geneva and has given me names of chocolatiers, where to look for art supplies, where to sit and have coffee looking over Lake Geneva. Thank you Rosa! What a sweetheart.

I've been working on my high school German (a LONG time ago!)--trying to pull the cobwebs out of this old noggin' of mine (saving them for Halloween). I can't believe how much I have forgotten! Gee whiz, it's hard getting old. I've been trying to teach the kid a few essential words--danke, bitte, ja, nein, wie gehts, guten tag. Oh, I loved German. Trying to get a little Dutch and Flemish down too.

I picked up a little book on Amsterdam (our first adventure). I am dying to be in the same room as Van Gogh's paintings, waling through Rembrandt's hood and visiting little Anne Frank's house (sniffle sniffle). I've explained The Red Light District to the kid. He knew about "pimps and ho's" through the older brother. Lovely. One day he asked me what "Pimp Juice" was. (A friend of the teenager's was over here using his cologne!) First I had to explain what pimp was and then tell him that pimp juice is just cologne. The way kids talk these days! Lord!

If you could, please say prayers for Tammy. She is still having a rough go of it and needs our support. She will be in my thoughts and prayers while I am away.

I will have the hub's computer (which is nano-fast!) so I should be able to post at least a few goodies while I'm gone. Keep your eyes out for "Traveling with Rosa." (I almost started my blog with that name--but I changed it. I don't travel THAT much!)

Ok, I'm outta here! !Auf wiedersehen!

15 comments:

Sue said...

Have a safe trip! Looking forward to your posts from afar!!

Beth said...

I can't wait to see your posts,,,please have a wonderful and safe trip. Godspeed my friend!

PEA said...

Have a safe and FUN trip...you're going to have sooooo much fun!!! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures:-) Hugs xox

Tammy said...

Hey Dear Rosa,
Thanks for all of your love and support...
Safe Travels, my friend!!
Love & Hugs!!

Shell said...

Have a vunderbar time. Eat lots and lots of chocolate.

Peggy said...

safe travels my friend! take lots of photos and notes so you can tell us all about it!

Motherkitty said...

Have a great trip, take lots of pictures, post a lot about your adventures, buy plenty of chocolates, and above all enjoy yourself. See you on the flip side.

kansasrose said...

Have a wonderful journey and take lots of pics and bring Swiss chocolate back for all of us! ;)

Connie and Rob said...

Lucky, lucky girlie. Have a safe trip and enjoy yourself wholeheartedly.

Take care,
Connie

cityfarmer said...

Cannot wait to hear all the details.....chocolate..mmmmmm

Lisa (oceandreamer) said...

Bon voyage and have a perfectly wonderful trip. I look forward to reading Traveling with Rosa. A friend of mine visited the Anne Frank home last year and it REALLY moved her - and the Red Light District was indeed a site she said!!
Happy Trails!
XOXO

paris parfait said...

I thought you´d already left - haven´t checked on your blog in more than a week. Sorry! Will keep up w- you now and hope you have a fantastic trip! xo

Wendy WaterBirde said...

I have ye old travel bug too. The only place Ive spent any real time in abroad so far is Germany--and I just LOVED it! It's like stepping into a fairy tale, it really is. The countryside that is, and the small medieval towns. Wow do I miss it. God's Blessings on your trip Rosa : ) Wendy

Medieval Lady said...

Rosa,
Have a wonderful time. I look forward to do some arm chair travel. :)
Safe Travel,
Patty

cityfarmer said...

Talk to us soon ok?????

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