Saturday, November 17, 2007

State of the Union (in bullet form)

What's going on in my life this weekend:

  • Florence was amazing, but bloody cold
  • Made it home (by the skin of our teeth)
  • Most things made it safely
  • Except the fresh porcini mushrooms - sadly they brought little visitors with them and had to be trashed (yuck!)
  • And my Swiss Army card (with 0.5cm knife that has successfully passed security dozens of times - until Thursday)
  • Kids were delighted to have us back
  • Grandma and Grandpa survived, happy but exhausted
  • Spent today on a picnic in a forest, plus a visit to 5th century mosaics at a nearby monastary
  • Going out for Japanese food tonight
  • My parents are leaving Tuesday night, so I'll be scarce for a few more days
To all 6 of my faithful readers who are still out there checking on me, bear with me another few days. I'll be back, and I've got loads to say.

22 comments:

Linda R. Moore said...

Welcome home! It sounds fantastic.:)

Mel said...

Glad you have got home safely Robin - enjoy the last few days with your parents!

Vader's Mom said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful time! Welcome home.

mother in israel said...

Welcome back!!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Welcome home, darling!!!

Jenn said...

Sorry about the army knife and mushrooms! I hope you enjoy your time with your parents. Will y'all do Thanksgiving together? I am looking forward to seeing pics from your trip. :o)

Kelley said...

Well seeing I am the 7th commenter, and on average only 5% of readers comment.... looks like you have a lot of people checking in on you, my lovely.

Me, I am hanging out to see photos of shoes. I am sure you would have been thinking of me the whole time you have been away and faithfully taking photographs to soothe my need...... LOL

Been checking in and have been green with envy reading your updates. Sounds like absolute bliss.

Pieces of Me said...

Yay, you're back. Missed you!

Nicholas said...

Welcome back!

LaLa said...

Welcome home...can't wait to hear more : ) Glad you are home safely.

Phyllis Sommer said...

welcome back from one of your more than 6 readers:-) glad you had fun. we are off to florida which should be much warmer than it sounds like florence was...hopefully!

happy thanksgiving in advance... (which just doesn't have the same ring in israel if i remember...turkey?)

grace said...

Welcome home, Robin. I can't believe you just have 6 readers...there must be many of us around.

Will be looking forward to your stories.

Fourier Analyst said...

Can't wait to hear your take on the old city. We will have to share notes! Glad you're back OK and looking forward to reading more from you!

Lea said...

Welcome home Robin!!! I'm finally back and I can't believe you are back too and that you blogged while away!!! What treats for us to see glimpses of a place I've not yet visited! I love hearing about your adventures and that porcini dish... oh my... Have fun with your family!

julia said...

Ha! Guess this shows you have more than 6 readers! Glad to hear you had a great trip. Funny about the Swiss card knife. My husband and I just flew last month, and didn't bother packing toiletries because of the no-gels-no-liquids thing. We checked our bags, stopped at the airport store, got some mags, some chocolate bars and Brad bought a Coke. We go through security. He asks, 'Any liquids or gels?' 'No,' we answer. He takes the bottle of Coke from Brad and tosses it. Woops. For some reason, the idea that Coke was a liquid completely escaped our reasoning.

TnMomTo3 said...

Oh wow!! What an amazing trip!!

Glad you made it back home safely! :)

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Hey, you have more comments now then when I have a good day! LOL

Welcome back---sorry about the mushrooms but glad the kids and grandparents are all good.

Poppy Fields said...

I am your 18th comment, so I do believe you have more than 6 readers :)
Your trip sounds fun, I've only spent a couple of hours in Florence, and would love to go back.

Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

Welcome back Robin...it's been fabulous enjoying the trip with you. Btw I've tagged you for a meme if you have time when you are back properly.

Just Jen said...

Glad all went well! Impressed that swiss army knife went through customs!

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Hi sweetie, glad you made it home okay.
Yes, when grandparents watch our little ones, it makes them appreciate their grandparenthood all the more. They get to hand them back over and rest up again! ;P
xo
Gillian