Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!

As you "readers" know, I've been all over the place lately. It took me literally 37.5 hours to get from our beach villa in Zanzibar, Tanzania to my parents' house in the East Bay outside of San Francisco. THIRTY-SEVEN [and a half] HOURS! Do you know how many glasses of Diet Coke and tomato juice and small movies with bad sound and trips to a tiny restroom and readjusting in a small coach seat and stretching and drooling on my neck pillow and times flipping through Sky Mall that is? Well, A LOT. By the time I reached Atlanta (Zanzibar --> Amsterdam --> Atlanta --> San Francisco) I had been traveling for about 30 hours. I climbed on my last flight weary, irritated, dirty, exhausted and a bit grouchy. Here I was amongst all these happy holiday travelers. I almost decked the flight attendant in the jingle bells and Santa hat - and I LOVE Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!

I promise to make some of the next entries about more of our trip to Africa. We ended up with very little time or internet on our last stretch which was to Tanzania but it doesn't mean it wasn't worth blogging about. While I'm off for the next week I'll likely be spending a lot of time on organizing photos for the blog and a larger scale viewing for family and friends etc. That is - after I get over my jet lag! I've been feeling like a zombie every afternoon around 4pm (3am East Africa time) which is usually around the time I'd get ready to sit down and do some computing!

I decorated the tree a day before we left ---- Our big dinner was last night on Christmas Eve

It's SO nice to be home for Christmas. There's no way I'd ever NOT be, but it's still nice all the same. I somehow managed to do all my shopping in 1 day before leaving and ordered a couple things online while in Cape Town. It worked!

Howdya like my jingle bells?

Whether you celebrate Christmas, or something else, or nothing at all - I hope today was relaxing and peaceful and spent just the way you like it. A very happy holidays to all of you!


  1. Hope you had a good one. It was nice following you through Africa from here. Maya and I surprised her family in Philly. I'll have to fill you in on the details later.

  2. your pictures are so professional! I need lessons~! Happy holidays Lise - glad you see you guys made it back from your trip safely....