Thursday, October 30, 2008

Catching Up

When I logged in just now, I realized it's been almost a full month since my last post. Whew. I've been travelling again (as much as I love to do it, I hope that's it for a while...)-most recently, I've spent two weeks in the Dominican Republic for my annual Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip.

It was a blast (as they all are), and I'll post photos this weekend and properly post on the trip, but I wanted to at least post a quick check in while I had a few mintues to catch my breath.

In reality, there isn't much of 'London Expat Life' to catch up on...My flatmate & I are going to host Thanksgiving at our flat this year the Friday after for some of our American Expat buddies and non-American friends, and we're all counting the minutes until the election results start rolling in late Tuesday night (London time..). A bunch of us are going to get together and stay up until the wee hours with fingers crossed. We figure that depending on how the East coast lines up-particularly Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina determines whether we stay up all night glued to the returns postings, or we'll get to bed around 3a.

Just think. This time next week, we could have a new party at the helm. Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Back Home

Or did I just leave home? It's hard to tell. Either way, I just returned to London after being in the US for almost 3 weeks. Parts of me are happy to be back, parts of me aren't.

Regardles, it was great being back in the US. I got to attend two great weddings, visit with friends, do a ridiculous amount of shopping (my luggage weighed over 200 pounds on the way back-and only weighed 70 going over!), eat some yummy, cheap food (god, I miss good sushi for under £30...), finally saw the sun (in both LA and Seattle!), and in general, had a great time.

Simon was there for half the trip as well, and while I was at work during the day, he puttered around town & had fun. It was kinda interesting-coming 'home' to him after the end of the day. Makes me wonder if this is a glimpse of what it could be like. I'm trying not to think about it too much, but the reality is, I am. We've hit the all-important 6 month mark two weeks ago, and it's hard not to think about this stuff. Anyhoo, enough about him.

The one bummer about this trip unlike the last one? On the last trip, I already had this trip booked-I already knew when I was coming back to Seattle. Not this time. Yes, I'll go to North Carolina for Xmas-and I'm looking forward to it-but, the next time I'll be in Seattle is completely up in the air. boo.