Sunday, July 27, 2008

I'm Back!

Thank you for your nice certainly has been a blur yet I still function. It is a strange way to live.

I thought that I had lost my "umph" as I am continually tired even though I eat well, have returned to exercise and taking vitamin pills. However last night I felt human again.

I mentioned in a previous blog that I met an older man on a return flight home & we abandoned our luggage, hired a car & drove 6 1/2 hours home together yet we were total strangers. At the end of the journey we knew alot about each other. He is from Salford & it turns out that he designed my godmothers kitchen & his wife was her husbands badminton partner for 20 years!

Last night he came for dinner with his daughter & family! I have to admit that I was a little nervous as we have not seen each other since June however we had a great night.

The ice was easily broken when my 5 year old lifted their 6 year olds dress up & peeked in her knickers! Talk about wanting an Amtrak speed train to knock you down right there & then! Thank god they were OK about it!

We are seriously looking for a therapist for our boy!

His daughter & husband are also from Salford so it was great to hear some "home reminder" accents. We all hit it of well & will continue to stay in touch.

I have to say that even though my mum has gone this was meant to be. I feel as if I met Mr D for a reason & now we have new friends from the UK if we feel homesick.

I know it is a bit Enid Blytonish however I was raised on her "Famous Five" books!

Thanks mum, I really miss you.


Almost American said...

The world can be a very small place indeed - meeting a stranger on a plane who turns out to know people that you know! It's happened to me more than once.

Glad to hear you're back to exercising. Sometimes when you're 'too tired' to exercise it's actually what your body needs.

Janet said...

It's nice to have you back. And I'm glad your visit with the "stranger" on the plane went well. It's funny how these coincidences occur, I guess the world really is a small place.

Anonymous said...


You didn't tell me the part about the "knicker checking" cheeky boy!


dodo said...

i'd be gutted to move thousands of miles away and still be confronted with a northern accent!

ExpatKat said...

Just catching up after my summer break. So sorry about your news. Can't begin to imagine how you must feel right now.

Your meeting with the 'stranger' seems meant to be though. Mum's looking out for you, I think.