Wednesday, May 20, 2009

All gone to look for America...

I have a lot I still want to post about, but very little time to put my thoughts into words these days. We are leaving for America tomorrow, as in very early. We leave the house at 4:30 am British time. Can I say that we are not morning people. Not at all. We fly from Cardiff to Amsterdam (ok, side note, who can tell me the rest of the song I learned at camp that goes, "Amster, Amster, shh shh shh!" Seriously, you give me the lyrics and I will send you a present.) We will spend five and a half hours in the Amsterdam airport. Yikes! Luckily, it is a large airport with a museum in it even. I hope that it's not too stressful. It was either that or have an extra plane to take. As it stands, we will arrive in America at 6 pm their time. Please don't ask me to decipher how long we'll be in the air, those kind of temporal discussions give me a headache. (I feel a bit like a time traveler, though. It brings out my inner Trekkie.) So our plan is to keep the kids awake for two hours at least once we land and get to bed by eight. We'll see. I'm not looking forward to the flight. I still have nightmares about the one we took over here during the Big Move. So we are packing 3 outfits a piece and bringing extra luggage in our suitcases to fill with Things We Cannot Get Over Here. I'll give a list once we fill them. I'm also bringing over things like gluten free goodies for my sister, lemon curd, and hot cocoa (Cadbury makes this fabulous hot cocoa!), as well as various gifts we've accumulated for people. We will be dressed in our traveling clothes, aka tie dyed t-shirts. No, it's not very Duggar family of us. (Not that we don't love the Duggars! We are certainly not dissing them one bit and wearing matching shirts in public with a large family is brilliant. That's why we do it.) Think traveling clothes like in the Sound of Music! Let me tell you that the tie dye t-shirts in a busy airport are a Good Thing.

So I know both of my readers are asking themselves, "What about Funny Thing Thursday? I can't live without it!" Not to worry. I am going to set up my blog to automatically post it for next week and here is today's Funny Thing Thursday:

2 comments:

TH said...

The lyrics you are looking for are at
http://itsafrogslife.net/goodbook/t.htm#threejollyfishermen

Katie Mehta said...

Three Jolly Fishermen

There were three jolly fishermen
There were three jolly fishermen
Fisher, fisher MEN MEN MEN
Fisher, fisher MEN MEN MEN
There were three jolly fishermen

And they all went down to Amster-shhhhh!
They all went down to Amster-shhhhh!
Amster, Amster SHH SHH SHH
Amster, Amster SHH SHH SHH
They all went down to Amster-shhhhh!

(stage whisper)
We mustn't say that naughty word
We mustn't say that naughty word
Naughty naughty word word word
Naughty naughty word word word
We mustn't say that naughty word!

(LOUDLY)
Well, we're gonna say it anyway!
We're gonna say it anyway!
Any any WAY WAY WAY
Any any WAY WAY WAY
We're gonna say it anyway!

(VERY LOUDLY)
They all went down to Amster*dam*
They all went down to Amster*dam*
Amster Amster DAMN DAMN DAMN
Amster Amster DAMN DAMN DAMN
They all went down to Amster*dam*!