Thursday, November 27, 2008

I'm Home!

Flew in from Amsterdam yesterday at about 5 PM, after a fantastic teaching trip to Europe. I taught for four days in Leende, in Holland, and for four days near Bever, in Belgium. I've got tons of pictures which I'll put on my flickr in a few days, once they're edited.

I caught some sort of throat infection while I was away, (sorry to all of my students in Belgium for the nice hacking cough, sheesh!) and I saw my Dr. today who told me that my throat looked, and I quote: "horrific". My glands are so swollen that I look like a chubby chipmunk on bad steroids, and so here I sit....buzzed on cough syrup, antibiotics, and jet lag. It's almost 4 AM here, so I'm going to try to go back to sleep....wish me luck!

(Much more on my trip in due time, I need a few days to get feeling better.)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Last Day in Europe,

And I'm going shopping with my new friends from Germany and Russia.....Leo, and Irena....and Irena! We're going to Gent which is supposed to be a beautiful town, so I'll take lots of pictures.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I'm in Belgium Now....

I've finished up four days in Holland, met some lovely people, and now I'm at Quinton and Griet's home in Belgium, having a great time!

I've not been uploading any pictures because, dork that I am, I forgot my camera cable. So I'll post pictures when I get home.

Be good, everyone!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Guess What I Found in Amsterdam??

I found Mecca for lovers of my favorite shoes, Crocs.

I'm teaching my first class at Miriam's studio today, it's the Rolls Royce of teaching studios, that's for sure! I'll post some pics later today or tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

In The Netherlands!!

Well, I'm here safe and sound and well rested, I had a great flight, and not much jet lag, thank goodness! I'm staying with Miriam who is hosting my classes, and I'm looking forward to teaching in her gorgeous new studio, and also to exploring this beautiful country.

As for pictures....I'm not sure if I brought the cable to transfer pictures from my camera! So I may not have any until I get back.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Still Packing.....

I need to learn to travel light, evidently. My new best friend is my luggage scale! Ack!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Packing For Europe!

I wonder how many people start their blog posts by saying stuff like: "'s been a long time since I wrote here, I PROMISE to keep up my blog...blah blah." I'd never say anything like that, nosiree bob.

Anyway. I'm off to The Netherlands and Belgium tomorrow, and I will try to post some pictures and so forth, can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to this trip, and to meeting the friends that I've met online!

I took Buddy McDoggerson to his kennel this morning; as usual he got into the front seat and tried to hide....poor little dude! He know the gals pretty well though, so he was lured out with a treat and trotted off quite happily.

Good things:

1) - KLM has updated their fleet, and I'm flying on a brand new Airbus 330, which means that I'll have my own little TV screen, with a selection of more than 40 movies. Excellent!

2) - While ransacking my office in a fruitless search for my travel clock, David found a huge stash of Euros that I'd brought back from Italy! Excellent again! (Hmmm. I forgot to buy a travel clock. Tomorrow, however, is another day, and my flight's not until 6:30PM.)

3) I'm (more or less) packed, sort of.

4) I bought a new (Peter Robinson) novel for the plane; I had of course bought my book to read on the plane (Peter Robinson again; I'm hooked on Inspector Banks!) last Friday, but I read 'just one chapter' which turned into 'just ten chapters' naturally, I've almost finished it, thus requiring my additional purchase today. How's that for some convoluted English? Sheesh. I almost never read novels these days, but these are fun, they take place in the UK, and they don't feature annoying characters like those in Elizabeth George's novels. (I still read [and love] them, but Deborah St. James is starting to piss me off with her whining. Get OVER yourself, for God's sake.
Too bad about Helen, though.)

5) Okay...that's it, except for one thing. Please remember to honor the sacrifice made by those who have lost their lives in war; tomorrow, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month; Remembrance Day.