It completely threw me off having to go to class for the past six days. Tomorrow I'm off for Germany -- whether I'm ready or not. The good news is that (rather amazingly) I'm pretty much set to go. The big suitcase is open on the bed, finally almost packed.
I took my two mile walk this afternoon and used this time to say goodby to Frogpond. It's only for ten days, but I'm so rooted here that leaving is always hard. I'm sort of like a hobbit in that way. However, I'm also just about busting my buttons I'm excited and happy to be setting off for a bit of adventure. Waiting for me in Hamburg is my second cousin, Anke, who I haven't seen in many (15?) years. I'm looking forward to seeing her -- it's been been way too long.
I'm dreaming of castles, and rain, and green.
And now....it's time for bed!