"Blogger Friends, Romance readers, countrymen, lend me your ears!"
Because, well, mine have been packed.
|"Er, has anyone seen #3 Son...?"|
Our home is in crates and I'm still cringing at how much dust/French fries/popcorn/missing toys were found under the couches, cabinets and TV stands.
One of the boys went running for a fry and I was like, "Stop!! The McDonald's Forensic Anthropologist Team need to preserve the evidence. FAT will stay for as long as it takes."
|"Ah, there you are! Yes, stay outside the paper. Good boy!"|
I'm writing from a hotel room in a low chair with a high table (trying desperately to prevent the blood in my arms from pooling in my elbows)
This place is one of four we will sleep in over the next twelve days.
As we pull down the shades on Hawaii and get ready to kick open the door to Virginia, I can't wait to re-experience that simple thing people on the Mainland call "access." Sure, I'll go visit that White House thingy and check out the stuff at the Smithsonian, but I can't wait to reconnect with the important landmark places like Trader Joes and Panera Bread.
Several people have - upon receipt of my large stash of (expired) Blockbuster Gift Cards - wondered about my story and how weird my voice might sound considering I was born and raised in Dublin, but have lived in more than fifty places since I left Ireland in 1989.
Blogger buddies and authors,
I'll be on with them this coming Tuesday for their special St. Patrick's Day podcast. During the interview, we'll chat about me, offer up a little info about St. Paddy, spend a good amount of time chortling (Carrie) and cackling (E.J.) while I remain very professional and don't mention any of my weird adventures while working throughout Europe and the USA.
Oh, and I can finally share a special announcement, which has been six years in the making.
Talk to you Tuesday and have a fantastic St. Patrick's Day.
PS: This will be my 20th Paddy's Day in the U.S., but I still get the *biggest* kick from the fact that most everyone enjoys being Oirish for a day.)
|Stars & Stripes Flying Over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii|