365

TESTING 1…2…365: Double Vision


TESTING 1…2…365: Turbulence to Lull


Virgin365: day two hundred and six…Mykonos


Virgin365: day nine…Plane Toilet Suction


Operation 365 Poem: day 156…Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus

Made it to JFK
All checked in hooray
After packing drama
Then we had delay

Thunderstorms
And lightning
Very very
Frightening

Not really
It didn’t last long
Then on our way
Things again went wrong

Baby restless
Hot coffee on my knee
We ate food then they served food
As online they said food wasn’t free

In the end we made up time
Waiting for connecting flight
No sleep of course
For a second night

We had to throw away beverages
Twice already on this journey
You’d think I’d know all the fine print
Working for an attorney!

Good thing is
We did somehow get a free bag
Now onto flight two
And some lovely, oh so lovely, jet lag!


365 ONE: day 252…Burgess Reunion!

Day 252: September 16th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Sha Na Na” from Grease Soundtrack

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Chasing POOKIE”

Anything to Note =

Stuart arrived this morning 🙂

It was so nice to see him after almost two months….which is crazy!! I can’t believe it has been so long since I have seen him! It’s funny as I was a little scared about seeing him as I am a whale!!! But also as it means we are getting close to the end with less than a week to go until the official due date, but really it can happen anytime!

But it was so lovely to see him as I had missed him so much regardless of my scary feelings under it all too.

I still don’t believe it’s real, that he is here. I also haven’t had any time to just be me and him yet as today we had the Burgess family over too (sadly I could not arrange for all members to be present for Stuart but managed to get two siblings, their families and his mum), so that was wonderful, and Tony, Stuart’s wonderful friend who I love, and who took our beautiful NYC wedding photos (if anyone needs a fantastic photographer let me know as Tony is your guy!!! Seriously!!)

Thank you to Tony, Alice, Ollie, Neil, Haylie, and their little ones Charlie, Lily, Grace for trekking to London to come see us!

It was so nice to have everyone all together for when Stuart arrived – even though, poor thing, Stuart must have been exhausted as he did not sleep on the plane (both he and I can’t sleep on planes) so he had to stay awake for a super long day. I just allowed him to go to bed now haha! I told him he had to make it to at least 9pm so that he falls into the UK time zone and beats the jet lag.

So I guess we will “see” each other and be with each other tomorrow as today was a whirlwind!

But it’s good to have the little schmonkie’s daddy around!!!! Ahhhhh…so weird to say!!

It’s funny as Paloma, my friend in NYC made a comment on Whatsapp messenger while we were chatting that every sentence she says seems to start with “I can’t believe….” and it’s so true as I feel exactly the same! I can’t believe anything!! And I always want to start with that beginning to every sentence!

Well, there’s no other way to say it but – I can’t believe Stuart is here!

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Side note: am here typing the blog upstairs near the Internet while hopefully Stuart is sleeping downstairs, but what’s funny is that my parents are watching Downton Abbey behind me in the kitchen while I type and my mum is hilarious!! She is literally talking to the TV! To the characters haha! Commenting along with things like “No, don’t tell her!” and making grunts and emotional noises! I wish I had captured that on video…may have to try at some point!


365 ONE: day 246…It’s a Small World After All

Day 246: September 10th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Come Back Darling” by UB40

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Nothing in the Fridge”

Anything to Note =

Yesterday I had one of those moments – the coincidence moment – that weird freaky feeling where the world suddenly seems so small…

We were on the bus and on our way to visit our family friend and this woman sat next to my mum and pulled out a book to read (me of course standing per 365!) Hours and hours later, we got back on the bus to go home, and my mum sat down…and we both looked over and it was the same woman next to her reading the same book!!

It was hilarious and made me laugh out loud! Such a weird freaky moment that they would be on the same bus at the same time and then sit next to each other again! Considering how many hours had passed, that there is a bus every 10 mins, and then be sitting next to each other! Too funny!

But doesn’t it happen a lot though?? And think how big the world is yet you see the same random person again, or try to avoid someone in a city of millions and then you see them….and just think of how many factors have to align to make that happen! Soooo weird!

It happens to me a lot, but the best by far was when I was traveling to Greece years ago from America…

I can’t remember how long ago it was, I want to say when I was at Middlebury, and I flew home to Greece for a short time so I think it was for something like Thanksgiving break or Spring Break…it was for some short time period as I remember I went as it worked out to be super cheap to do so! Ah back in the day when you could find cheap off season prices!

Anyway, I was alone and had homework to do, so I was trying to get some done on the plane over when this guy came up to me and knelt down next to me in the aisle and said hello and introduced himself. He then asked me out “on a date” ON THE PLANE to watch the in-flight movie that was about to be shown and if I would like to join him as he had seats open next to him a few rows down!!!

I was like, ummmmm….no!! I said I had homework to do – which I then had to do the whole flight as he was literally a few rows away AND his family were on my row!! He said he was a wrestler and traveling with his family to Greece to then drive to Croatia to see a wrestling event…all the while his family were of course nearby listening in…but I kept saying “no, thank you” to his date offer…it was all just crazy and too funny!

Anyway, a few days later I was flying back to the USA, sat in my seat, pulled out more homework to finish, and who sits next to me?????? The wrestler guy and his family!!!!!

UNBELIEVABLE!!!

We were on the same flight after that whole weird date thing, AND he was sitting next to me!!! I mean, what are the odds!!!

He could not believe it either so kept saying “it’s a sign so now you have to go out with me” and all I could do was laugh!!

Well I certainly could not get away with homework so had to chat with him for the journey, but I still refused a date for when we were back in America!! But it was a long plane ride home!

I also remember he played a trick on me for hours as of course we were stuck chatting, so me and skiing came up and that I was a ski racer and he said his sister was Picabo Street, a very famous ski racer, and one of my all time favorites! He showed me his passport too and his last name was Street and he had his whole family in on it too showing me their passports. Turns out that it was just that his last name was indeed Street, and he was of no relation to the ski racer! But it was his way to keep my interest, keep the coincidences alive, and perhaps say yes to a date!!

We left it at – if we ever see each other again then I HAD to go on a date with him…and I agreed in fear we might somehow have another coincidental meeting…but thank god, it never happened again!

It’s a small world! Seriously!

Although now that i have brought it up, I hope I haven’t jinxed it and suddenly see him in Chiswick!!!

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