Friday, January 23, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Boo for rainy days in Germany. It's been raining since this morning when I left for the gym at 8:45. By the looks of it, there's no stopping this rain storm.

To add to the gloomy day, Jon's Vienna trip got moved back to next Sunday, so we won't be leaving for another week. I'm not bummed because it was moved back, I'm bummed because I was putting the gym off by telling myself, "I am about to leave for Vienna so I don't have time." Now I definitely have time............. so there is no excuse. But I am sure I can come up with several excuses to talk myself out of going. Like, I cut my finger while doing hair the other day, so I won't be able to push the buttons on the treadmill, because it hurts too bad. Or, I haven't found good insoles for my running shoes and I don't want to hurt my feet. Or, I can't find any good songs to put on my ipod to treadmill to. (I could go on for days!)

On a happy note, some very exciting news, my little brother called me yesterday to tell me he bought his plane ticket to Germany! He will be arriving on February 18 and is staying until the 26th! I am so happy that he is coming, I've missed him so darn much. He's worked so hard for the last month saving his own money so he can fly down here to spend time with us. I am so proud of him for that! We are going to have a blast with him. Jon and Sean get a long so well and I love that. We're planning to take a weekend adventure somewhere, but can't decide. Maybe Amsterdam or Bruges? Any ideas????

I found this picture of Sean and I when we were little. It must have been Independence Day, at least I hope I didn't wear matching American flag shirt and short outfits on non holiday occasions.
Sporting the flat top and the infamous perm!

Never a dull moment when Sean is around ;) Jon and I are so looking forward to his visit!

Oh...... and totally off subject. I ordered Jon's Valentines Day gift online the other day. Last night I jump on my computer and am checking my email while Jon was sitting next to me. I didn't even think twice about it, but as I pull my email up, there's an email from Patagonia............UGH! So now he knows where I got his V-day present and it's obvious what it is! Hiking gear. I hate when I blow surprises! He's been wanting goodies from Patagonia for a while now and now he knows he's getting it.

Hope everyone has a great Friday!
And a wonderful weekend

12 comments:

Young Traveler said...

Go to Bratislava or Prague. They are great!

valerie said...

That's so neat that Sean is going to get to come visit. You'll enjoy that time so much & he definitely will.

Oh how I can relate to putting off the exercising. I think I had one good day this week on the treadmill.
I should be on there now instead of on here! :)
Have a great weekend & I do hope the rain goes away. A little is ok, but after a while....

By the way...it was 81 degrees here yesterday! I had the sunroof open. It was beautiful!
We know to enjoy it..it could snow tomorrow.
Love,
Val

Lindsey said...

Haha love the pic of you and your bro, soooo cute!!!

Bella@That damn expat said...

Cute picture!

Lisha said...

LOL!!! I love the pic of you and Sean! And you actually went to the gym!?! I'm so proud!!! Ugh I'm going to meet my trainer in a little bit....and I know it's gonna kill me today.....I ate so bad the last couple days!

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

Those are some pretty schnazzy outfits!

d.a.r. said...

Adorable picture!! That is really cute and reminds me a lot of my baby bro--he is 3 1/2 years younger than me :)

Annie Peterson said...

Maybe it will just give you a chance to enjoy how thankful he is to you for an extra couple weeks. :)

Jenny.Lee said...

Loving the gym excuses! ;)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Cute picture! I love to look back at old photos of me and my brother! Hope you have a great weekend!

morewineplease said...

that is so awesome that your brother is coming! YAY!

Abbie said...

You must be so excited to have your brother come visit! I remember when I was living in Dallas and came back home to Wisconsin...I stepped off the plane and there she was waiting for me. I jumped into her arms so hard, I knocked her down!(this was pre September 11th when they actually let people go to the gates)

Suggestions on where to go...I'd say anywhere! I've never been to Europe so I'd want to see it all! Lol! Hope you have a great weekend!