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8/11/2006

The Family Boot


So my sister and I will leave for Italy on September 07. She lives across the country and to the South of me. We usually talk on the phone while she is driving home from work.

ME: "So what do you think of the world events of the last couple days."
HER: "Yeah. I know."
ME: "Great time to be flying out of the country, huh?"
HER: (philosophically) "If it's your time, it's your time, Baby!"
ME: "Where's our first stop after we leave the country?"
HER: "Amsterdam."
ME: "Good! Let's stay out of power countries that support the U.S.!"
HER: "Ha-ha-ha-ha! Well, we are going to update our will before I leave."
ME: "Really? You are?"
HER: "Well, yes, because I want L to have all my pearls since her birthday is in June."
ME: "Oh, of course."

My strength will come from prayer, obviously, and lots-o-knit-and-crochet between now and September 07!

A book I want to read: I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron. Isn't that a great title for women of a certain age...and past a certain age!? I hope every generation has a Nora Ephron to give voice to those zero-birthdays in their day and time.

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We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts. --Madeleine L'Engle

2 comments:

CynCyn said...

ooh! Italy. I'm very jealous. Would you have some limoncello for me?

I'm moving from Denver to Boston. For school. I wish I could stay. :)

Beth said...

My mom has loved her trips to Italy. I know you'll have a wonderful time. I'll pray for you, too.