Today I took AAH to Bónus to stock up on provisions while EPI and I are away. I look upon it as an educational experience: she gets to try out what it’s like to be all grown up and live on her own for two weeks, has to make a shopping list, plan ahead and suchlike.
From what I can ascertain, she plans to subside primarily on ice cream [two separate kinds], bananas, cheese Doritos and lime-flavored Egils Kristall.
Seriously, she cannot wait for us to leave. Her on-again, off-again, now-on-again boyfriend is posed to move in with her for the duration of the time, and as they are riding high on the thrill of their reunion it’s bound to be pretty exciting. We’re just hoping someone’s word is good this time, and we’re don’t mean hers. I’ll say no more.
And just in case anyone is scandalized that we’re leaving our 17-year old daughter at home alone for two weeks — pfft! When I was her age I’d been living on my own for over a year, had grocery shopping aced, had survived two break-ins into my apartment [one in the middle of the night while I was home], had repeatedly tested a sundry of mind-altering substances, had survived the incarceration of one boyfriend and the pathological lies of another, and was intimately acquainted with drug dealers. Compared to me she’s totally sheltered.
SUNSHINE BLUE SKIES
Is what we’re expecting to have in Croatia. Hell, it’s what we’re paying for, isn’t it? And it ain’t going to be cheap … the free-fall of the króna continues and the euro is now at ISK 129, compared to ISK 88 a year ago. The dollar is up to ISK 90 now, compared to ISK 60 a year ago when we were in New York. Happy days. This is the time people – you want to visit Niceland, do it now while it’s cheap! It’s 11°C [52F] with rain, and the sun came up at 6:43 am, set at 8:03 pm.