Monday, December 22, 2008

California dreaming

I was supposed to fly out to visit family in California for the holidays, but the nor-easter that blew through Sunday has adjusted our schedule rather dramatically. Our flight's been postponed 5 days. On the bright side, I love the white Christmas in Maine. It's also Nina's birthday, and Isaac Newton's, too, so there's much to celebrate. Unfortunately, my husband traveled a few days earlier to spend extra time with his mom and to work on a paper with a colleague in San Diego, so he's already been out there for some time. I keep reminding myself that we spent the first year of our marriage on separate coasts, while I was finishing grad school and he was starting up at COA. This helps put one Christmas 22 years later into perspective.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey our west.... I prefer the beautiful girls and the white snow of the east coast!

Miriam Goldstein said...

If you're out in San Diego let me know if you & your kids want a pier/experimental aquarium tour of SIO. Invertebrate lovers gotta stick together!

Nina said...

thanks for you kind offer, Miriam. You get a window seat in heaven, for sure. My kids and I have to skip So Cal this trip and head straight to Davis, with a side trip to Monterey, yay.
I'm definitely looking you up next time. I'm sure we'll both still be invertebrate lovers.

helen said...

That last comment was actually from me, not Nina. Not paying attention to who's logged in on the home computer. We fly tomorrow, fingers crossed.