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September 8th, 2008

Signs of life… my life.  Getting back into the swing of things after our vacation (I’m STILL in de-vacationize mode). Signs that I was nearing Home Sweet Home. I know, bloom where you’re planted blahblahblah (actually, words I live by), but home really isn’t Home to me unless my family’s there too. It was SOOOO great to go home and be with ALL of my family (special shout out to Jodie… Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie, Oy Oy Oy), as well as hang out with my peep n peep. A trip of a lifetime for me. More trip stuff later - after I finish de-vacationizing and catching up on everyones blogs.

Good-bye Oregon. We’ll be back, I promise (or more appropriately… I warn).
Road to Cali

Signs I’m getting closer to home… time to turn on the A/C.
Road to Cali

Ahhhh. The sign that I’m home…
Road to Cali

I took this photo for Kathleen from my iphone to taunt her. A pay-back because she did it to me a few months ago. But my evil (but oh so fun) plans backfired on me since she was getting ready to leave… for Paris. PARIS! So if there are any fellow Cali ex-pats who are looking at this photo and feel like I’m taunting you… well, I AM. Maybe this is how I’ll finally get to Paris myself. If the day ever comes when I get to go to Paris, be assured I will be posting taunting and tantalizing photos of crêpes.  Holy crêpe!

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31 Responses

  1. The fabulous Nanette allegedly said:

    I’m glad you had a good time. The girls looked like they had fun with you. Its good to be with friends. And your family of course. Glad you are home.

  2. The fabulous Lynne in Hawaii allegedly said:

    You sure did make a splash with the peeps…been keeping up with you on their blogs (LOL). Missed you and glad you are safely home!

  3. The fabulous Sandra :) allegedly said:

    It’s nice to have you home!!

  4. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Miss you gobs. Wish you lived in WC for reals. of course none of us would ever get any work done.

  5. The fabulous Miss Jean allegedly said:

    Did I miss something? I thought you lived in Astoria. Did you move or were you there on vacation earlier this year. I love Oregon!!!!! I live in California….:-(

  6. The fabulous Connie W allegedly said:

    So glad you’re back…you were missed :D

  7. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    It was so fun to read about your escapades. Glad you’re back! And hey — Paris is probably closer than you think!!!

  8. The fabulous Em allegedly said:

    Welcome home!!!

  9. The fabulous elizabeth allegedly said:

    I miss youuuuuuu!

  10. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    You show the In n Out cup on flickr, you show it on your blog. If you started showing Disneyland pics all would be lost. That little green monster would have a tight hold on me.
    I’ll take a trip to Disneyland and a strawberry in n out shake please.

  11. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    Girl, I missed you. Well, I MISS you, but I missed you here too. If I can’t BE with you, I at least feel connected to you here….but not when you’re out galavanting in CA!!! I’m glad you had a good time and I’m SO glad you finally got to spend time with your oz babies! I know that made your trip complete. Hey, you need to start planning your trip to D.C. next year! We can drive up the coast to Keepsake Quilts….tee hee :)

  12. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    I’m so glad that you had a great time in CA. I’m still trying to de-vactionize - and I’ve been home 3 weeks already! I love to vacation.

  13. The fabulous Stella allegedly said:

    I’m getting ready to move from Philly to Phoenix and In & Out Burger is one of the things I am most looking forward to!

  14. The fabulous Joanna allegedly said:

    I’m feeling it! You wicked and evil woman. I’m from Yosimitie so In and Out is just a happy road-trip south sort of memory but I now live in England and we are now converting our cars into boats after the WET HORRIBLE RAINY summer we’ve had. **Sigh**

  15. The fabulous Ellen Crimi-Trent allegedly said:

    Welcome Home!! I know for us since we traveled allot this summer it is nice to be home! Ahh and while Paris is fabulous its just as fabulous to sleep in your own bed and not have to pack and un-pack! I am glad to be working again and having the kiddies back at school.

    Now onto finishing that Xmas design of mine! Have a great day back at home Monica!!

  16. The fabulous louise allegedly said:

    forget paris sp - auckland is the new paris dahl-ing!

    can’t wait to hear more about your trip. happy de-vacationalising


  17. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    Why stop vacationing?? Oh yeah, life. Oh well I guess vacationing is a great way to get out of the daily grind for a while. Personally, I am glad you are back, I missed reading your posts. Love a good belly aching laugh! I wish we had In and Out burgers here on the east coast. Mickey D’s is sooooo yesterday. Forget Paris crepes are overrated!

  18. The fabulous Laura & Mark Sperry allegedly said:

    Guess I’ll be one of the few to say Wish You Were Still Here In CA. Maybe next trip out. Hope you had a great time with all of your family. Guess I should be ashamed to say we’ve been here for 2yrs or so now and have not gone to In & Out. Looking forward to hearing all the details and seeing photos from your trip.

  19. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Welcome home! You have been missed!

  20. The fabulous Yellowgirl allegedly said:

    Yeah!!!!….I can breath again…you are back. Your posts mean the world to me….happy you had such a wonderful visit with your family and friends…but happier you are back to posting…missed you! L

  21. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    I should continue the thread on your flickr just to taunt maddieandme1. Next time I’ll post a picture for her to drool over. So mean of me I know! Mwhahahaha!

    Sooo glad you’re back!

  22. The fabulous brigette allegedly said:

    i keep seeing you on blogs from your trip monica… i’m thinkin’ you must be famous!!!!
    nothing like the feeling of going “home”.

  23. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    If I weren’t heading for CA tomorrow, I’d be swearing at the screen. Oh for an In-N-Out burger! Those of you who have never had one don’t know what you’re missing. It’s the supreme fastfood burger. I’ll be at Lake Tahoe on a quilt retreat - and that’s something to envy, too! Missed you, miss Z.

  24. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    Well shoot!!! Now I wanna go to IN N OUT. THANKS!!!!
    Welcome back.

  25. The fabulous Lynnette Beattie allegedly said:

    So glad you are back! You were missed. If you ever come to the Inland Empire give me a holler and I’ll meet you at our In N Out on Route 66!

    Loved the pictures!

  26. The fabulous Nicole allegedly said:

    Your picture of the In & Out cup made me laugh! My mom moved away from California years ago….and everytime we eat at In & Out I call her to let her know how good it is/was! She calls me a nasty name EVERYTIME! It never gets old! LOLOL

  27. The fabulous Mary Anne allegedly said:

    Glad to hear you had a fun vacation ….. NOW GET BACK TO WORK!!! (I hear you’re the new McManager of McDonald’s in Sharon Land!! ….and, since you’re in charge, that means you can serve IN n Out shakes there, right? and that also means that they won’t have any calories in them, right? Just like magic!!)

  28. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    do you have those photos mislabeled…you live in oregon right? i have never been to an inandout burger place before. was looking forward to taking mark to a sonic in austin but i think our texas trip may be off…whaaaaaaah

  29. The fabulous *emilie* allegedly said:

    welcome back, i am getting back from vacation today as well, and hating it !!

  30. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    Ha! You got me this time! It’s 7:35 am and in-n-out oddly still sounds good. Paybacks! LOL!

    I would’ve had to taunt you with something like a baguette or croissant. ;)

  31. The fabulous Nanna J allegedly said:

    Yo girlfriend! I’m back from vacation, too! Well, I’ve been back for a week, but am moving slowly since we got home. I remember seeing the signs you show when we used to live in Sunny CA, and would travel up to WA. I do NOT miss that drive, oh no I don’t!
    Dare I say it - a little In-N-Out is good for the soul……….and the tummy!
    I’m glad you’re back and will now read about all the fun you had.

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