Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer's a comin'!




Summer is coming and that means that soon we'll be off to Greece for our yearly summer holiday. Husband is from Athens originally but we have a place just outside of the city on the sea.  I've got tones to do to prepare for the trip and apparently now we're only "allowed" by the airline to take 1 bag/person.  Have they gone crazy? How am I supposed to travel to the other side of the world with ONE suitcase for myself? Do they not know that we're going to Europe, where people actually dress really well like ALL the time?   I guess Kid #1 and #2 will be sharing a suitcase this year to free up another bag for Mama. Obviously.

{Only 1 bag. Say whaaat?}

We're heading to our summer home for a little over a month. That's right, I'm going to our home, which means I need to bring STUFF for the home. Like lots of stuff.
One suitcase only Air Canada? REALLY?
So somehow I'm supposed to defy the laws of physics and stuff three suitcases worth of things into one.  Already this trip is stressing me.

I've got lots to do to get ready and one of the main things I need to do is brush up on my Greek.  I've talked about the mission impossible challenges of learning this language before here.
I've taken classes but I finally broke down and bought  the Rosetta Stone Language Program (you know, the language CD's they're selling by late-nite infomercial.) So basically I'm trying to teach myself Greek. I had a good base of understanding and I'm not a complete Muppet but dang is it hard...
{Box should read: Contains mind bending-ly difficult language lessons. Morons need not attempt}



{Learn Greek you say?}

So now, instead of reading blogs all day I'll be trying to spend my time practicing Greek. Why is nothing ever easy?
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17 comments:

NYCGAL said...

How exciting!! Have you been to Greece before? I really would love to go there some day.

Suburban Princess said...

Just ship everything over!

Connie K said...

Wow thats sounds like a great holiday to me can i come please lol !! have a wonderful time i think you need bigger suitcases lol and yes fedx somethings over :)

Kelly and Sara said...

Wow it will be an amazing trip! I am very jealous.

Mrs. Beer said...

aahhhh Greece. The motherland. I was forced to learn Greek when I was a tot in NYC because I went to a super intense Greek Orthodox School. I forgot absolutely everything I learned. Woops. My Yiayia is not so happy bout it... anywho, have so much fun enjoying the ammaazziinnngg food in Greece! YUM YUM YUM. I would give ANYTHING to just sit at a taverna for 8 hours and eat eat eat and watch the world go by. So jealous!

Blushingloves said...
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Blushingloves said...

Hey doll!I'm so excited that you'll be here in a little while!So if you 'll be near my city you know..ring my bell cause I'd love to meet you and your lovely family!Huge hugs!!!!

Honey B. said...

That sounds so exciting! And I agree 100%, the airline baggage rules are RIDICULOUS! My parents lived overseas, and my Mom finally just started shipping stuff ahead of time.

kirstyb said...

oooh exciting x

Jennifer Fabulous said...

One suitcase?! Holy crap. Good luck with that!

I am super jealous about your Greece trip. It sounds fab. And seriously, good luck with learning the language. Spanish is supposedly very easy to learn and after ten years of classes, I still have problems with it. Sigh.

Margaret said...

ooo so excited for you!
great blog :D
loving the posts
stop by some time xx

Kristin said...

A yearly trip to Greece?? Be still my heart!

Froso said...

Wow, I hope you will have a great time this summer! kisses lovely!

Makeup by Kim Porter said...

awww have fun! I'm jealous. lol I won't be going away unil August

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hotpants™ said...

One bag for a month? Good luck with that.

Nathalie said...

Haha, this post really made me smile.... "why is nothing ever easy"... so true, so true :)
Good luck with your Greek-project and for fighting for a second suitcase :)
*Nathalie

Pop Champagne said...

yeah I agree it's pretty awesome! And 1 suitcase for AC? I swear they're getting more and more stingy. Even their snacks are stingy. And you can't go over certain weight for luggage too its like they don't expect you to pack when you travel! Have fun with your greek project!

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