Mi Dispiace

Wanna see the most awkward picture ever? Here ya go...

This is in front of Trafalgar Square in London. I insisted upon standing in between the women awkwardly positioned behind me, but Marty, who is on my left wouldn't have it. She insisted more loudly that I stand in front of her. I suspected it would look like the most conceited, bizarre picture ever, and my suspicions were right! It looks like I won't settle for anything less than center stage, which is true, but no one really needs to know that. :) So kidding about all that....kind of :)

My apologies for not writing for so long. To be honest, I haven't really been ready to write about my trip. It was so amazing and I had seen so many sites in such a short time that I really needed to process it all. I still am, but I'm ready to blog again. I'll be posting more pictures of my trip shortly. I promised Rachael I wouldn't post any pics from Italy until she got back and we told all our stories together. I don't want to steal her thunder. She is in Paris right now and will return on Tuesday. I'm so excited to see her again. She truly was the perfect traveling companion. I can't imagine what this trip would have been like without her. Rachael, I love you!! :)

I'm not sure that I will blog a whole lot about my trip. However, I will make sure to have very detailed captions with all of the pictures, like I already have with the pictures of England. I just don't think I can say much more on paper. It's similar to when you break a bone and the whole world asks you individually, "What happened?" Eventually, you get so tired of talking about how you broke it. While I would have prefered writing about it and refering people to this page, it didn't happen that way. I've been mobbed by people at church and my students so much that I've truly exhausted my story telling abilities and simply cannot speak of it anymore :) Well, it's not that bad.

Most likely, I'll bring up the subject naturally. When something jogs my memory of the trip, I'll mention it, but other than that, if you want specific questions answered, email me and I'll do my best.

I hope you all are well. Hope y'all are reading up on the latest shenanigans (spelling?) that the Kerry people are pulling. This should be an interesting few months coming up. Pay close attention or you'll miss something. Read articles on www.townhall.com, www.theweeklystandard.com, and others. Ann Coulter always keeps me laughing. Just her titles get me rolling. Stay informed!!

Until then...Go Bush!

Posted by Portia at August 28, 2004 01:20 AM

Glad to have you back :)

Posted by: Melissa at August 29, 2004 03:35 PM


Posted by: Kristin at August 30, 2004 08:20 AM