Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Another Trip About to Start

In about 3 hours I will be heading to the airport for the flight this evening that will take me back to the beautiful Netherlands and a very special holiday with Petra and family. We have done pretty good since July of this year. This will be our third time together and more trips already planned.
I am really excited to be going back, especially at this time of year. It's been a long, long time since I have been in the spirit of the season. Whatever we end up doing with our time the best part is that we are spending it together and that's all I care about.

Happy Holidays to everyone on both sides of the pond.
Be with you in just a few hours Sweetheart.

Friday, December 14, 2007

I Got To Play Santa Today.

This afternoon after a long busy week a fellow that works in the office came running onto my office in a panic and told me I had to do him a favor. He was going to transfer a phone call over to me and I had to play Santa Claus. As he runs back out I shout "What?????"
The phone rings and I pick it up and in the deepest voice I can manage I say "Hello?"

On the other end of the line I hear the scared voice of a little boy.

"Santa, this is ---------, Mom and I just moved and I was afraid you don't know where we live now. Mom said you did but I wasn't sure"

"HoHoHo, Oh yes I know exactly where you live. I have your new address right here in front of me and I plan on visiting you on Christmas Eve" You make sure you get to bed early so I can visit"

"Oh yes Santa I will go to bed early. Mom and I are going to watch a movie but that won't take long."

"HoHo, good and do you think you might be able to leave me a couple of cookies to eat when I get there?"

"Oh yes Santa, and a glass of milk."

"Oh wonderful. Well don't you worry. I will be there on Christmas Eve."

"OK" and then in a whisper...."And Santa? Can I tell you what I want?"

"Oh sure you can."

"I want a kite. One of those square ones."

"Oh my, that is a wonderful gift. I have it written down. I will be there in just a few days."

"OK Santa. Thank you. Bye bye,"

I have to say, after I hung up the phone, I felt pretty good. I just hope his Mom got him that kite. LOL

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Here Comes Santa Claus

One week from today I get on Icelandair and fly over the big pond to spend Christmas season with Petra. If I weren't so busy at work and getting things ready at home, I would be climbing the walls even more than I already am. LOL This will be a Christmas to remember and the start of our own traditions at this time of year.

Complicating things here are two major winter storms we are to get between now and the time I leave. Today I came in to the office early to beat the oncoming ice storm we are to get. As soon as I got here I could hear the ice starting to "ping" off the windows. I am here..... if I can get back home is a different question. Eeeks. They are hoping it will turn to all rain by later this afternoon. Saturday into Sunday we are to have another storm with possible large amounts of snow and more ice.
As long as I can get myself home to take care of the doggies and the roads are clear by next Wednesday then I say "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" LOL

Don't worry Petra, I will be there one way or another.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all that take the time to read our blog.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

De donkere dagen voor kerst

The dark days before Christmas.

And my son asks me if I am going insane. I have candles burning as soon as it gets dark.
Which is early because it has been raining here for weeks. At least that is how it feels. On Dec. the 1st I put snowflakes on our windows. A small Santa is guarding my books and a picture of my son is wearing a Santa hat.
Not just that, I found a radio station that is broadcasting Christmas songs.
And I am singing along.

I know, it sounds tacky and it is way too early.
Not just that, for many people it is just not done to like the whole Christmas thing. It is so ordinary.
Well, I just don't care anymore.
I like decorating the house for this time of the year, can't wait until the tree, a real one, is in my living room and I will enjoy every moment it is there.

And this year I don't have to hold back.
There is someone else to share it with.
In two weeks Jack will be here to start laughing (or crying) when I start singing with the radio.
And I can't wait to be together for Christmas.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Being Thankful

Thanksgiving is over but as the comment on Petra's last post said, we can celebrate thanksgiving every day. I sure have a lot to be thankful for in this past year. Most important is finding Petra and starting this journey of ours.

I am fortunate in that I have had the chance to do many wonderful things in my life that I have truly enjoyed but I have to say that in recent years I have fallen into a hole of my own. Thinking that maybe my time was past and I should just settle for a boring rest of my life. Whoa was I wrong. LOL I am having the best time of my life right now thanks to Petra. We have done so much already even though the distance right now makes it a little harder but there are so many things that I want to do and share together that I need to live to be a very old man to get it all done.

One thing I can say for sure is that for the first time in I don't know how long, I am really in the Christmas spirit because I will be spending it with the people that mean the most to me in the world. Ho Ho Ho.

Sunday, December 2, 2007


For several days I couldn't log into Blogger.
After an up-date my pc lost my password and off course I didn't remember where I had saved it on my pc. And for some strange reason it wouldn't accept a new password, saying my mail address was incorrect. Well duh, I am using that for months now, so that hardly can be the problem. But than, real humans logic isn't computer logic, which is something I learned a long time ago.
Anyway, I finally managed to get back in.

And I would like to get back to the Thanksgiving thought.Thanksgiving isn't a holiday we celebrate, but I think it would be a good holiday for everyone to have.
Aside from the enormous amount of food that people seem to have to eat every holiday, Thanksgiving is one of those days that should make you think.
And that is something I realized in the days after Thanksgiving.
For a reason unknown to myself, I fell into a black hole, emotionally.
Jack didn't let me fall into that, he listened, asked questions and let me do what I needed to do. He got me out of it.

After that I realized how much I have to be thankful of. But most of all how lucky I am to have met Jack.
So, can we celebrate another Thanksgiving?