There are no excuses for taking such a long break, so I won't make any. It might have something to do with the fact that our new house doesn't have a landline, thanks to my spackling over what turned out to be the only extension (because I didn't like the location in the middle of the hallway). it might have to do with an increasingly active 2 yr old. It might be the move to and redecoration of the new house, and all the work that entails. It might be that I'm just a bit of a slacker. Whatever!! I'll just begin blogging again, and hope someone is still taking the time to look! And even with lots of interesting things happening in our lives, it took a Temperance Girl special to bring me back. Also, it took getting away for a few days to actually find the time to do it.
For those who've followed this blog (and been so patient with this extended absence), you'll remember the first and second installments of our exciting travel series, Over the Pond. (If you're interested, check in July 2006 and March 2007 archives; for some reason the links won't work.) So, the management is pleased to welcome you to the season premiere of the third installment. Yes, I'm sitting in O'Hare airport in Chicago, eating a (supposedly genuine) Chicago hot dog, complete with mustard, relish, tomato slices. a pickle spear, relish, onions, and hot peppers. It's seriously good. Tomorrow morning, I'll arrive in London and spend a few days with our fabulous friends, the Turners. Then on to Durham on Sunday, working all week with Robert, and the next weekend with our friends Pete and Catherine at the Northumbria Community. Then back to London for the flight home on Monday the 19th.
Don't be fooled by the brief summary -- the posts will be fun. Stay tuned, unless you've lost all hope in me!