Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ladybug ladybug fly away home

But please forget me not...that is the theme of an end of year party held in our community every year. The past two years I was the host but this year I was strictly a guest...a ladybug. We tell ladies who are leaving the country (ladybugs) to bring something to drink which works well since you cannot send anything liquid in your sea shipment. The ladies staying in the UK (forget-me-nots) provide the food. It's a great way to catch up with friends before moving.

I'm writing this from the British Airways lounge at Heathrow. We're waiting for our flight and so far the day has gone very smoothly. We had to arrive extra early because we had to first take our pup to the BA Cargo terminal and get her checked in. She will be on our flight but travels as cargo. She was very well behaved during the check in procedure which is more than I can say for her first night in the hotel this past week. Let's just say that five nights in a small hotel room with five ginormous suitcases, one very large dog crate and the very large dog to go in it certainly go a long way in making you feel ready to move on to the next thing!

As a little gift, we've had the absolute most spectacular weather this past week (you didn't think I'd leave the UK without mentioning the weather did you?) It has been glorious and you can't help but be a little bit happy in all this sunshine.

A few people have asked me what I'll blog about once I move back to the states. No worries...I have loads to say all the time...just ask anyone who knows me....

Cheers, Joyce


  1. Aww, bless you Joyce! I pray your travels are safe and non-eventful :) And yes, can you believe the weather we are having?!? I just walk around smiling constantly while everyone complains about how "boiling" there. WHAT?!? They complain when it's cold, when it rains, etc. Oh well. It makes me happy!

  2. Good luck on this new adventure in your life! I can't wait to read all about it...and see pictures of your new home!

    Take care!

  3. You are on your way!!!! WHOO HOOOO! Congratulations. Can't wait to catch up once you get here and somewhat settled!!!
    Be safe! Karen

  4. Have a safe flight. And welcome home.

  5. Can't wait to read what you write from THIS side of the pond. I hope your trip goes smoothly!

  6. The ladybug party sounds like a lot of fun.

    I've been thinking about you and wondering how things are going with the travels.

    I know you're anxious to get settled in. Can't wait to hear all about your new home.

  7. Joyce,

    You are home now and trying to catch up on your sleep amongst other things. I'm sorry we never got to officially meet, but I will continue to read your blog with great pleasure.

    Fill us in on how things are going.


    P.S. I'd like to hear more about all the things you had to do to get your dog on the same flight, etc, etc. and all the hoops you had to jump in the process. We'll have to do this before we know it.

  8. Hi Joyce!!! It's so great to read about your journey home to the States. But, I cannot begin to imagine the trying time it has been. Your poor sweet dog.... not exactly a great way to travel. I wish somehow they would allow dogs to ride with us. :) And, I'm not worried at all about what you'll blog about.... blogs are great journals of our lives and a fun way for all us blog friends to stay connected! Don't you even think of quitting!!!! :)

  9. Love your blogs! I'm glad you had a safe journey home and Dixie too!
    Happy 21st to Shannon! Hope to see you all soon!