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A penny, and plans

July 24th, 2014 at 01:50 pm

I found another penny, and that may be my only financial news! Everything else is on autopilot, which is a good thing, as Martha would say.

I am planning another trip up to Michigan with my son's family on my birthday weekend in August. We had such a good time at my brother's house, we are going to do it again, this time without the distraction of a wedding! Smile I am toying with the idea of staying an extra day to visit my old college -- I would like to talk to the development staff there and compare notes, and I would like to visit with an old professor. We'll see if I can work it out.

After a few weeks of being pretty lenient with myself I'm back on the diet. Once more dealing with those pesky hunger pangs/cravings -- I just have to remind myself that hunger is a sign that it's working and to welcome the minor discomfort!

I am planning a trip to Europe for some undetermined time in the future. I don't know if I'll ever be able to do it, financially, but I am enjoying the planning anyway. I'm in an "if you build it, they will come" mentality. I've centered on London (with side trips to Canterbury and Oxford), as well as Paris and Amsterdam. Right now I'm making a list of the English sites I want to see and peeking at hotels, eateries, etc. So if there is anything I MUST see in London, Paris or Amsterdam, let me know!

5 Responses to “A penny, and plans”

  1. laura Says:

    Tate Gallery! Stonehenge! Bourton-on-the-Water in Oxfordshire!

    I am an Anglophile. Smile
    I am back on the diet too, after eating out tons on vacation, I came back 4# heavier than when I left.

    Sounds like a splendid Michigan weekend. We're thinking about going to Muskegon for an Irish dance competition on the 16th.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    What fun! Muskegon is quite close to Holland, where my brother lives.

  3. Bob B. Says:

    Where did you go to college?

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I went to Hope College.

  5. Kiki Says:

    My sister lived in the netherlands for 20 years. I visited often and spent summers in Europe in college. Consider staying in Hostels. Often they are private rooms wih shared bathrooms but you get your own very small space. I can give you lots to do and see in Amsterdam and paris and even talk about the train from Amsterdam-Paris. I'd have you stop in Belgium as well and go to my favorite city Brugge.

    I am on my phone so i'll add more later.

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