I have absolutely nothing going on in my life, which makes updating a blog a bit tricky. I will try my best...
I did win a victory over American Airlines and got my flight home from Rome in May switched--they rescheduled my flights 3 times and I was looking at a 6 hour layover at JFK airport waiting for a flight home to Seattle, but a little web research showed me that there was a flight leaving Rome around the same time that went through Chicago and would get me home to Seattle arout 7:30pm, rather than 11:30pm. Much better. And, we leave Rome about 90 minutes later than the earlier flight, so we can have a leisurely morning trek out to the airport. Good news all around.
I am also planning to take part in the Big Climb here in Seattle, climbing up the stairs of the Columbia tower (69 floors) to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma research. Should be fun. And tiring. Definitely a good workout, at the very least. I am in the 'untimed' division (a climber, not a racer), so my goal is just to avoid the elevators and make it all the way to the observation deck. We shall see. This is in only a few short weeks, so I need to get my butt in gear. I joined a gym a few months ago, so hopefully my blood, sweat and tears there will pay off in my non-death in the stairwells.
Of course, there is a lot of Europe planning going on. I like lists, so I am making lists of all the things I want to do in a particular city, and the cost/days they are closed.
Then I am linking together museums/sights that are physically close together.
Then looking at the Museum/city passes that are available and seeing if those will save me money, or if I should just go to them individually.
Then prioritizing things, since there is absolutely no way I can see *everything*.
Then I will eventually show my conclusions to Ethan, and see what he thinks.... Trying to squeeze a lot of things into a short period of time, but I don't want to rush around and exhaust myself.
So. That is an update. If my life were less boring or my cats looked any different than they did last year or the year before, etc, I would put up pictures of them or of the exciting things we are doing. But there are none. We are boring people, living a boring life. We are living like no one else; so that one day, we can live like no one else.