Only 4 days before I take off from Houston to Washington DC to Geneva and then to Paris by train. I must say, the excitement is building up. This morning my sisters told me that the ATM machines in Paris will be out of use because of a strike of the "money truck drivers" who want more insurance money. The train and metro system in Paris is very disturbed because of a strike because they also want more money, and, there is a snow storm.!!! My poor Dany who wanted to prepare a feast for us for Christmas is very disappointed to only have 2 ducks in the freezer, some home canned green beans from her vegetable garden, some flour and butter and apples to make a home made tarte tatin (upside down apple tarte.... yum)and some wine to wet every thing down !!!As of today, she is stuck in her house!! 2,5 feet of snow anywhere is a lot of snow. Gosh we will have to starve!!!!!
But my big problem today is to decide what to leave behind. I can only take one suitcase. So what to take, what not to take? I was verycareful to only buy light things for presents. But I find it very hard not to bring the last doll for Liza or the big truck for Tom!!! I have to squeeze everything in one big block not too heavy of course!!!
I can't believe that Tuesday, 22 is almost here. I love my life in Missouri City, I love my friends and every thing but, I am going to spend Christmas with my family!!!! and I am warm in my heart. Also I am going to travel with my most favorite person in the whole wide world. Barbara and I are going to have so much fun. Or, we will kill each other after awhile. I'll tell you!! It's such a Pity mom won't be here to hear our adventure. She would have loved to be with us so much.