full moon over Tuvalu

I'm home again - and, aside from the guy next to me who was eating A WHITEFISH SALAD SANDWICH ON THE PLANE, my trip home was pleasantly uneventful.

I went through Susie Sunshine's photos of the 80's party and chose 18 that I'd LOVE FOR HER TO EMAIL TO ME (DO YOU HEAR ME, SUSIE?) so I can post them for you all to see...but, in the meantime, I took some pictures too...


Doesn't Tuvalu have the kookiest looking air-traffic control tower? I like it but they're building a new one.


I like to take pictures out the plane window.
And I always notice tiny things, you know...

hoist point

I call this one Hoist Point.

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And I call this one: Canada Is A Big Flat White Place.

poppy's kitchen

If I was a song writer, I'd write a ballad to Chicago.
And Poppy...Oh Chicago! City I love! Oh Poppy! Greatest hostess on Earth!

I think you can see why I'm not in the music world.

the lake2

With two big parties to attend in the city within 24 hours, I was perfectly happy to lounge around and watch the storm on Saturday, because, if you are going to watch a blizzard, in Chicago, the 37th floor is a pretty sweet place to watch one.

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Inside, we were pretty cozy with miso soup and champagne...

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and Susie and Wendy eventually met up with us...and we all went to ANOTHER party where I didn't take pictures.
Chicago is even prettier in the snow, especially as there were still lots of holiday decorations to see.

So, a second party and loads of laughing and great conversation and Rosemary Pear Martinis, and interesting new people and then back through the snow to my bed in the sky.

Yesterday morning we went out to breakfast and dodged the ice falling from the skyscrapers and then started to make our ways home.

I flew into Tuvalu under a big full moon

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and was happy to see my boys...AND experienced the excitement of looking forward to returning to work today.

Aren't I a lucky thing?


Anonymous said…
Sounds wonderful. Welcome home.
The Tutugirl said…
It sounds like you had a great weekend- very jealous of all the fun you had!
That One said…
A weekend get-away to recharge your batteries - it's sounds like a wonderful time.

Glad you had a great time!
The Coffee Lady said…
now I just feel tired. Two parties. Plane rides.

No, just too exhausting. I'm glad I don't have your life.
Sounds like fun. I can't wait to see the party pictures.

I bet the boys were happy to see you, too.
alice c said…
Suffering from jealousy overload.

p.s. did you take that last pic from Google Maps?
Geggie said…
Much fun! Glad you got out of here when you did. A blizzard advisory has been issued for this afternoon and evening. Yikes!
Anonymous said…
How wonderful! You actually took those pictures from your plane window? Wow. That tower reminds me of the TV show "Wings."
Anonymous said…
You yis a lucky thing. I love that you were looking forward to going to work.

Mary said…
I can't get over the amount of snow there seems to be this year.

Boring I know but it IS a novelty for me..
Anonymous said…
I sat under that very same moon at an outdoor barbeque wearing shorts and sweating profusely in the summer heat.

Funny old world, isn't it?

Glad you made it home after such a happy weekend.
Anonymous said…
I too always take those funny plane pics.
I ADORE the last one.
Miz S said…
Glad you didn't get stuck in Chicago. Jealous you got to hang with Susie Sunshine. Happy you are happy.