Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Miss Me While I'm (Maybe) Gone

Today is smoke-free day 421, and I'm still counting. Also, my nephew will be arriving from my original home of Chicago tomorrow, so this will likely be a very busy and fun-filled week with hit or miss posting but eventually lots of pictures. We have much planned - the beautiful Oregon coast (including a few lighthouses!), the gorgeous Columbia River Gorge (including lots of waterfalls!), the awesome vibe of downtown Portland (including the nearby International Rose Test Garden and Japanese Gardens - totally the real deal, those) and general hanging out together. I'll be stretching my culinary repertoire and going all vegetarian, and he'll be trying all kinds of stuff beyond the typical bread, pasta and fries version of being a vegetarian (though those will also make an appearance, no question).

So, yah, I might be here a lot to share stories with pictures or maybe not at all if I'm too pooped to boogie or blog.

Of course, the next installment of the ongoing haiku will be posted on Friday, so if you are one that is interested (and I can't tell you how much your comments have meant - thank you!), no worries. If you haven't been reading it but are so inclined, you can catch up while I'm (maybe, maybe not entirely) gone:

I planned ahead enough that Part Three is already written, so now I just need to plan ahead enough to squeeze all the activity and vegetarian recipes I'm dying to try into the limited number of days that I get to hang out with my nephew, and that kind of tight planning is actually oddly more difficult than baring my soul in the confines of 5-7-5 verse.

20 comments:

  1. Looking forward to hearing your next posts. And if you find any good vegeterian recipes let me know, I'm trying to wean us off meat over here.

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  2. Great job on being smoke free...keep it going!

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  3. The Oregon Coast is so beautiful! Have a great time with your cousin! There is nothing like playing tour guide in your own city! Its nine months for me today and you have been a big part of it for me! You rock!
    Peace,
    Diva

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  4. Looking forward to the next installment of your haiku, and pics of your travels this week! Enjoy the time playing tourist in your own backyard!

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  5. Congrats on the smoke free days! Way to go!

    Enjoy your time with family!

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  6. While I'm glad you will be too busy having fun to blog, I will miss ya lots.
    pics pics pics

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  7. While I'm glad you will be too busy having fun to blog, I will miss ya lots.
    pics pics pics

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  8. Sounds like a fun week ahead! Can you believe that I've lived in Oregon since I was 15 and I've still never gotten around to seeing the Rose Gardens or Japanese Gardens? Shameful, I know.

    Looking forward to your haiku, as always.

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  9. Sounds like you have a fun week planned! Congrats on the smoke free thing, I'm sure that must be tough.

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  10. Sounds like a busy but fun week! Have fun!

    I love your profile pic. :)

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  11. I hope you have a nice visit!!! I will stay tuned!!!

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  12. I hope you have a great visit - can't wait to see pictures!

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  13. Aww, have a lovely time with your cousin :) I cannot wait to see pics and hear about your food adventures!

    And of course, I cannot wait to read more on Friday :)

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  14. I'm waiting for that Haiku. And have a good week. But try not to miss Thursday, 'K?

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  15. have fun!! looking forward to your next brilliant haiku!

    (speaking of brilliant, i left you a little bling at my blog!)

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  16. I would love to tag-a-long, sounds like a ton of fun!

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  17. Oh, have fun! I shall attempt to patiently wait until you return ...

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  18. sounds like a lot of fun on the cards, enjoy!!! and i'll be looking out for your haiku...

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