Friday, April 18, 2008

Things I've Learned: #1

1) It’s definitely worth the time to visit an old friend. I enjoyed getting away, and it was fun to catch up. I should do this more often. 2) Even still, it’s nice to come home after a trip. I guess Dorothy was right. (The ruby slippers are optional, though.) 3) Having Husband waiting for me to welcome me home was wonderful. Having Master’s homework waiting for me wasn’t quite as wonderful. 4) GPS navigation systems may be the perfect antidote for my navigation woes. My friend brought hers on our trip, and we didn’t get lost once. Hearing a calm British voice say “recalculating” after a wrong turn is much more pleasant than hearing a panicked American voice (my own) say, “I’m lost again!” 5) I usually have one flustered outburst before we have company arrive. Thankfully, I’ve gotten the outburst over with this morning, so I should be calm(er) when my folks arrive tomorrow. 6) Exclaiming “But our spices aren’t organized either!” is a bit dramatic and unnecessary in the pre-company outburst noted in #5. I’ve never known anyone to complain after a visit, “We had a wonderful time with our family, but it’s too bad that the disorganized spice drawer ruined the whole thing.” 7) I like doing a random list of things I’ve learned, and I’ll probably do this again sometime.

5 comments:

Ann M. said...

Greg was just yelling at me because I was freaking about all the stuff that still needs to be clean around the house before our company gets here. And I didn't even tell him that the mirror upstairs is dirty! The faucet isn't shiny! Ugh, I gotta go clean :)

Playful Professional said...

Ooh these are all good lessons to learn, and I think I'm gonna have to give some good friends a call this weekend that I haven't talked to in a while.

trying said...

loved your list. would the gps be as comforting if it had a heavy ny accent? something about those darn brits thats just so comforting.

A, B & C said...

Sounds like a great trip! The GPS is a lifesaver for me. We use it all time!

wendy said...

What a fun trip! I must secretly like the freak out and cleaning thing that happens before we have company, because I always do that.