Just Two More Sleeps!
I actually hate that expression, it's over used, mostly for kids to help them gauge when important events are arriving. For me though, it's just going to be two more sleepless nights until we climb into that big bird for the 12 hour flight to Athens. Did I mention anywhere before that I hate flying? I hate flying, I hate being surrounded by lots of people and am somewhat claustrophobic. Usually halfway through a long haul like that the bathrooms look and smell like something my dog wouldn't even use (if I had a dog) and the flight staff become surly. Nevertheless, it's pretty much the only way to get there. The only saving grace is that I get wheelchair assist and get to board first and at the destination I breeze through customs and immigration sitting comfortably in a wheelchair.
The question from most friends is "what the heck are you going to Greece for now with all the fires" and I guess we don't really have a choice. The trip's booked, paid and relatives are awaiting our arrival. I'm also told by various bloggers that things have settled down somewhat, at least in Athens. I am spending lots of time reading different opinions on who is to blame. Things like terrorism and arson have been blamed for this disaster and I'm keeping an open mind. Since it's not my country and I don't live there it would be foolish of me to verbalize my opinions. Here's a link to an interesting opinion piece written by a blogger friend.
I had one more doctor appointment this morning and I got a cortisone shot in my foot. That's the one that was broken in May and didn't heal well. I hate needles but gritted my teeth and now will just sit with my foot up for while and let the drug work. The rest of the day will be spent with packing, boarding out my houseplants, visiting friends tonight and just taking it easy. This will be my last post until sometime next week when I figure out the Internet system in Greece. Have a lovely weekend all...I'll be back next week.