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I love a lot. I wait a lot. I try to find a lot to laugh at. I don't usually have trouble with that. I pray a lot. I'm not always sure who or what I pray to, but I firmly believe that prayer makes a difference. I try not to panic very often. I try to learn something new every day. I spend a lot of time poking my nose into other peoples' bidness via their blogs. I clean up an awful lot of feathers. You can dress me up, but you can't really take me out. I travel a lot when I can find bird sitters and we take them with us when I can't. I drink, prolly to excess, but I rarely get sick because my body is a hostile environment to germs (or maybe no SELF RESPECTING germ would LIVE in my body?) I collect: gnomes, passport stamps, MONEY-preferably US dollars or Euros, red headed womyn and chicks named Stephanie. My Momma taught me many many years ago that girls don't fart, they foosie. She taught me lots of other chit too. Thanks for stopping by-leave me a comment and let me know you were here, feel free to link to me, or email me at jacquelynn.fortner@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Farewell, My Love

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:  Of shoes, and ships and sealing wax, Of cabbages and kings..."

It has been a wonderful hitch, but like all good things, it was bound to come to an end.  The Innocent Bystander leaves tomorrow to go back to Nigeria.  Normally, this would be a melancholy day for me, but for some reason I can't wipe this silly grin off my face.  Could be because I'm walking around bowlegged, or it could be the fact that the ying to my yang just booked me on a flight to meet him in Amsterdam when he gets off the boat next time.  And he used frequent flyer miles to upgrade me to first class.  And four and a half days after we get there, we will fly to Barcelona for four and a half days there before we fly home together.  And I got my base pay (gotta work it for bonuses *wink*) today.  Can it get mo' betterer?

Now I just have to hope my mom can birdie sit.  I'm off to grovel!

8 comments:

Mama Dawg said...

Sorry he's leaving, but it sounds like between the bowleggedness and the trip coming up, it's not such a bad thing! good for you!

darsden said...

Man the time has flown by...NOT Sorry IB, it is my turn to play with Derfina...LOL where we going Biotch? Congrats on the the up coming vacation I am sooo jealous!

Dana said...

I can't believe it's that time already! Looks like I will be joining you on the lonely boat soon. Blah.

I am so green with envy of all the trips though!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

You are a cup half full person. Cheers to your next trip!

bernthis said...

oh God, that sounds so amazing. i haven't been to Europe in 7 plus years. I am hoping that by the end of next year I can go, even if it is alone.

La Belette Rouge said...

The trip sounds fantastic. I am sure that having the trip on the horizon makes saying goodbye a little easier.

Braja said...

Yeah it can get better: you can end up in India for our retreat.

BUT!

Your schedule so far truly rocks, it does indeed. Lucky girl :)

derfina said...

Mama Dawg-Not a bad thing at all. I call it rehab.

Dar-Ya know I'd take ya with me in a heartbeat!

Dana-Time flies when you're having fun!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher-Half full? If my cup is not overflowing, I get a smaller cup!

bernthis-I hope you can too! I am positively VIBRATING.

La Belette Rouge-It made it a LOT easier.

Braja-I'm going to do my best! I looked at tickets last night, and it is doable if I save and if the Unit gives the okay. THAT is the biggie.