wow, hard to believe I have said so many final goodbyes (for now)..maybe it should be see you later; much later, but later! I have now bid farewell to my hiking friends, my chalice group girls, my wild women friends, my church family gang, my friend and landlady pal: my life has been so very blessed with so many great friends and family...
Now I am savoring the last few days with my sister....Sue and here we are eating cake! Ok, well we are testing the frosting for the cake....she is an awesome baker (and professional caterer..among her many other talents) and this cake is shaped like Mongolia (more or less) for the open house going away this evening... whew...party, party, party...we will enjoy milk tea, Mongolian cookies (we will make both of these) and of course CAKE!!!! Plenty more hugs, see you laters, and pictures!
Sue and I enjoyed what I expect to be my last movie theatre experience for awhile by going to see Sex and the City 2 yesterday.... She now wants a total fashion makeover, especially the shoes...lol...how can anyone walk in those heels?
Packing has progressed to (gasp) almost being finished...after of course, changing suitcase sizes again....first last week I discovered the bag I was using for my winter stuff was too big! So now what was my summer bag is now my winter bag...(the 107 inch total checked luggage dimensions for both pieces...)then I got a small suitcase from my mom and it is too small for the summer stuff, and is now my carry on (yea, that small) and fortunatley found a medium suitcase in the attic....for the summer stuff...yikes... hope I enjoy all the stuff I am bringing.. I did remove the several pounds of dried beans from the winter bag but kept the many spices that I anticipate enjoying!