Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Best Stitching Spot Ever

So back from vacation today and the whole family is up at 4 am with jet lag.  So I have already been productive and have orders printed.  They might get filled after filling the fridge and taking care of a few urgent things - like getting food and the all important milk for the caffeine.  (I am soooooo wanting caffeine right now...).

This bird will never
get pregnant.
From those who know me well, they know of my hilarious travel 'disasters', but this was a mild year.  I took many precautions to avoid previous disasters (a really full med kit this time - good thing as the wasps were big in Sweden and I took one of the Robot team kids with us as a guest just a day after he customized his face in a swimming pool accident).  I don't think I have more than other people - just travel ALOT more than most people so probabilities are not in my favor.  This time, I didn't take the computer to the island where the kids were fishing (Fish destroyed my work computer in 2014).  And I was careful to take out my meds and hand carry those.  But... I was handed the stuffed pink flamingo that was shipped with my pills stuffed into its gut by my friend this year, they had arrived finally at her house two days after I left in 2015.  That was my sister-in-laws solution to getting me those when the pharmacies in Europe refused to fill the prescription from my doctor to replace the supply from my missing luggage as those I had hand carried ran out.  But unfortunately the stuffed flamingo got stuck in a cargo strike in Italy and was always a country behind me.

THIS time, only one bag didn't make it back from France (luckily not the one with the butter) - but that means no hairbrushes or makeup in the house (it will be a REALLY bad hair day for me today) as well as my house key got lost (second item of business this morning after picking up vehicles from car body shops).  The most important thing that got lost is my supply of charcoal pills in my med kit I carry (that is in lost bag).  REALLY wish I had those on the plane - can't anticipate every disaster with something in hand.  One child decided to start being ill as soon as we hit Newfoundland and when the stewardesses handed me 25 barf bags and biohazard containers - I laughed at the overkill.  By the time he used his last in the taxi on the way home... I wasn't laughing anymore.  So third item of business - bread for the hungry sicky.  Fourth item - delivering teen to internship.   Oh and I just realized our toothbrushes are missing... Fifth item on list.

So it is with this harried morning I am anticipating (worst thing is not being able to start taking action here at 5am until stuff starts to open) that I think back to yesterday and this relaxing moment caught on film.  The reasons you go on vacation!!  This time we only visited two countries and then 'chevy chased' two more'.  So those main locations were long and relaxed (a first for us).  I actually got a lot of stitching in which again is a first for me during vacation since kids came along.  I won't tell you what I was stitching - as it is a surprise - but this view was AMAZING.

My husband has three things he optimizes for - Food, photo quality views and location near great food and photo quality views.  So this Paris location had it all and he quite outdid himself.  I would tell you exactly where this secret rental location is -  but I want to reserve it for the 3rd week in July for the next decade first!  Terrace outside our bedroom overlooking the Seine River with a view of the Eiffel Tower, Pantheon, Louvre, and Arc de Triomphe.  Whenever we weren't eating or on the hunt for more yummy food - I was sitting out here and stitching or gawking at the view.

Ahhhhh.... I will just try to stay in that happy place today as I rush around getting life rebooted...



  1. Wow! That is an amazing location :O

  2. Other than the barf bags and missing luggage--I am soooooooooooooo envious!

  3. Such a fantastic view - no wonder you want to book it for the foreseeable future! Glad you got some time to relax.