Friday, May 21, 2010

1 more day...

OMG, OMG, we are so almost on our way.  Hard to believe.  Me and my OCDness had a fun week.  See what I've been doing.

I have been tracking arrival times of our flight throughout the week.  

Saturday -  Fight arrived 16 minutes early
Sunday - Fight arrived 22 minutes early
Monday - Flight arrived on time
Tuesday - Flight arrived 12 minutes late
Wednesday - Flight arrived 14 minutes late
Thursday - Flight arrived 41 minutes late due to delayed cargo loading.
I checked our flight on Saturday (I could do that even though it is only Thursday and as of right now our flight is on time!).

I have been tracking Mount Heartburn as well...

Saturday - headline read Iceland Volcano Eyjafjallajökull Is Back, More Flight Bans Feared in the Days to Come but Barcelona airport unaffected.
Sunday - headline read Northern Ireland and Scottish Airports Closed Because of the Return of the Volcanic Ash Cloud but Barcelona airport unaffected
Monday - headline read The Volcanic Ash Cloud Keeps Many European Airports Closed but Barcelona airport still unaffected
Tuesday - headline read Clear Skies Over Europe, as Winds Clean up UK’s Airspace of Volcanic Ash Cloud Barcelona

Wednesday - no new news coverage
Thursday - no new news coverage and you know what they news is good news

I have been tracking the shopping habits of the North American West Orange-its and found the following:
Saturday - local woman purchases digital camera after much agony
Sunday - local woman purchases comfortable shoes, process causes much pain
Monday, Tuesday - all quiet on the front

Wednesday - locals converge on dry cleaners and woman receives digital camera and hands it over to local man for construction
Thursday - local woman takes back digital camera and pretends to take pictures of local man.  Local man deletes photos and takes pictures of local cat (Goodie)
Friday - locals take off from work to perform last minute tasks, local man goes to mall (why do today what can be done tomorrow) in search of comfortable shoes and dress shirts

Who is vacationing this week in the French Riveria you ask?

Saturday - 63rd Cannes Film Festival -12 May to 23 May 2010
Ridley Scott's Robin Hood with Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett opens the festival.
Tuesday - Rumors abound about America's newest darlings making an appearance in Cannes or possibly the on the Promenade des Anglais.  
Thursday - Cate Blanchett shares a bottle of wine with local man while local woman consoles Russell Crowe over recent news stories abound about Crowes Irish accent.

Finally, I've been checking out the weather in Italy and France.  Earlier in the week I would have said "don't shoot the messenger" but the weather has cleared up and seems quite pleasant.

23-May Barcelona, Spain Sun: Sunny with a low of 57 and a high of 74. 0% chance of precipitation
24-May Cruising Cruising Mon: ?
25-May Naples, Capri, Italy Tues: Partially sunny with a low of 60 and a high of 72. 10% chance of precipitation
26-May Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Wed: Partially sunny with a low of 56 and a high of 72.  20% chance of precipitation
27-May Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy Thurs: Partially sunny with a low of 57 and a high of 72. 20% chance of precipitation
28-May Villefranche (Nice), France Fri: Partially sunny with a low of 54 and a high of 69. 20% chance of precipitation
29-May Provence (Toulon), France Sat: Partially sunny with a low of 54 and a high of 72.  0% chance of precipitation

Rain or shine let's make the most of this time together.


  1. OMG I'm tired from just reading what you've been up to. Good thing you're going on a cruise so you can relax.

  2. Posted at 4:15 AM ! ! ! We think Cyn is trying to get a jump on Jet Lag. Or is Jet Lag getting a jump on our Cyn ? ? ?

  3. I don't post it at 4:15 I just schedule it for that time. I did not get up until 6AM today. I slept in today b/c Mo's jetlag article said to get plenty of rest.

  4. I think Karen's dose of Pepto Bismal took care of the belly ache that the volcano had. Look out Europe here come the Griswolds, or no, I mean the Langs.

  5. What a way to go! I am laughing out loud at this!!! We are going to have a blast!

  6. Packing day...still trying to decide if I should bring a mini-compact umbrella...still need to do bills, stop mail, and finish up the odd and ends...Great post Cindy!!!...kinda sums things up...LET'S GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD!!!!

  7. Well Hello and Bon Voyage to All!

    Have a safe and wonderful adventure; bring home lots of pictures. Not just of the sites but of each other. I am so happy for you all!
    Sandy Clair Kroeze