Tuesday, December 22, 2009

All my bags are packed...

...I'm ready to go...TO CANADA (John Denver eat your heart out)..

...yes the border crossing awaits us - I'm hoping it looks nothing like this (at least weather wise we are supposed to be having sunny skies). Gift reciepts (for the most part) are accounted for (you don't have to declare "gifts" that are coming back - at least that's my theory) Dog pills, beds, food, papers (even coat for Miss Gwendoline) have been pulled together. Winter clothing for 12 days away (wahoo) somehow squeezed into the same bags we use for summer travels, which believe you me is quite a challenge (Mr. Jewels says you can "re wear" items, though I do draw the line on some things LOL, to cut down on bulk). And why do we do this every Christmas (since we've started living in Michigan in 1994 we have spent 1 Christmas day here)? Family of course, whom we love to see and spend some time with.
So, all the best to you and yours for 2010...I'll be off the grid until the new year. See you on the other side. Cheers, Jewels.


  1. Tried leaving you a post earlier, but something was messed up with AOL. So, I know you are probably on your way or even there by now but I do want to wish you the best of Christmases with your family and hope that Santa leaves you some lovely things in your stocking! I, too, enjoy blogging with you, girlfriend! Merry Christmas! Carol

  2. Hi Carol:
    Julie is here safe and sound. I will pass your message on to her. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas, Julie
    Hope you have a grand time with your family and a safe journey home. See you next year!