Friday, July 11, 2008

Virginia here I come!


Sunday at 11:55 pm my flight leaves for Virginia. I will change planes in Texas, then arrive at Dulles Airport at 11:55am. This must be what is called the "Red Eye"? Subtracting the three hour difference, that will mean eight hours to get there. I will have a two hour and 23 minute layover at Houston Airport.

I have been trying to control my excitement and remain calm. I usually obsess for weeks, worrying about everything. Will let you know how this new approach turns our! I am going to visit my dearest friend. It has been over eight years since I last visited? I fly back on the 24th.

In preparation for the trip, this afternoon I went to the same hair salon that I went to for the last haircut that I liked so much. I hoped that the same gal who cut it last time would be there. Alas and alack, she wasn't and I am not so thrilled with how my hair turned out. I look like a little dutch boy and I'm not. I am only a small part dutch.

When I get back I will be having a new hip installed. Didn't know this would be necessary before I bought the airline tickets. So, I've had a lot of doctor appointments to go to and arrange, as well as dental work being done. And shopping for things I wanted to fill in my wardrobe, as well as needed sundries. Also, I don't like to go off on a trip with a dirty house, so I've been cleaning house and doing laundry. Now I have some ironing to do. And I have a book from the library that I need to finish reading before I leave because it will be due while I'm gone and not allowed to renew.

Looking forward to telling you all about it when I return.


  1. I hope you have a wonderful trip.

  2. I hope you have a wonderful trip.

    What's this about the unexpected new hip? Is it that you've at the top of the waiting list quicker than you realised, or that it was worse than you knew? Sorry you've got to have it done, but I hope you'll be able to do again all those things that hurt too much now!

    Safe journey xx

  3. marsha - Thanks!

    z - It was worse than I knew. No waiting lists here. I had been hoping that Physical Therapy and losing weight would get rid of the pain. And, yes, I look forward to being able to move again without all the pain. Thanks.

  4. A new hip? Oh yuck. I mean, i'm glad they can do that but sorry you have to go through it.

    Have a great time on your trip.

  5. New hip?

    Sounds promising--really--so many people that I know that have done that are changed afterwards.

    Hoping for good results.


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