Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sitting. Waiting. Wishing.

by Suw on November 26, 2006

I'm pretty sure that when Jack Johnson wrote his song 'Sitting, Waiting, Wishing', he wasn't sitting at Dallas Fort Worth airport sitting in the departure lounge, waiting to board and wishing that he was home already.
Although, I dunno. Maybe Mr Johnson comes to Dallas all the time and this is exactly where he wrote those lyrics.
Kevin's off to New Mexico to go walking in the mountains. Those of you who know me know I prefer a gentle amble with a pub at the end rather than a hefty hike with… er… no pub at the end, so I'm off home now. Gonna go back to the flat, pick up a few things, then head off down to Dorset to play with my parent's kitties, Castor and Pollux.

Aren't they just so cute? Actually, Kev and I made friends with his brother's cat, Bob, who was a very frisky wee tabby who seemed to like to sit on our lap whenever possible. I miss kitties. I wish we lived somewhere where we could have some kittens. They're good for your blood pressure (so long as you're not too enamoured of un-scratched furniture).
I have to say that the bit of Texas that I saw was very, very different to any other part of America that I've seen, and a completely different world to the UK. But once we dug beneath the sea of identikit houses and shopping malls, and found the historic centre of McKinney, I felt a bit more at home. There were some lovely old buildings in the square around the old court house, and some nice shops.
I could potentially have spent quite a bit of money but I don't have much use for home furnishings at the moment. Besides, for what they were charging for one (rather nice, but still) cushion I could buy a sewing machine and make half a dozen of the things. I mean, I can recognise style when I see it, but $250 for a cushion? I don't think so.
It was lovely to meet Kevin's family and to do Thanksgiving. I've never done a Thanksgiving before, so it was definitely a novelty for me. I guess I'll be doing quite a few more in years to come!
Right… I suppose I better get on with some waiting.

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