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Feb 27, 2013

Before I Fly Away...

Happy Wednesday, folks! We're half way through this painfully long week, so hang on! The weekend is near! As for me, another painfully long activity is in my very near future. But the reward at the end of it shall be worth every single second. Friends, I've been keeping a little secret from you. I'm catching a flight back to the states tomorrow! WHOO HOO!! It's the perfect time of year for military families to try their chances at scoring a seat on the coveted Space-A flights (basically free stand-by flying for military and their families), so I'm taking advantage. Because it's the low season for traveling and all the rugrats are still in school, flights going back and forth to the states are often empty or bare-gilled, so lucky ducks like me get to go visit their puppy dogs and enjoy some serious retail therapy with their mommies! And since Germany's a veritable soggy wasteland of gloom this winter (and every winter), I NEED to get outta here as fast as that airplane will take me. Sadly, though, D will be stuck here amongst the gloom, playing Air Force, as usual. That makes me sadder than you'll ever know (and I HATE flying alone), but D is all but carrying me on that plane. He says he really wants me to see Tuck, spend time with our niece & nephew, and mail him some of those Chicken & Waffle chips everyone's been so gaga about...but I really think he just wants me out of the house so he can watch football and play hours upon hours of uninterrupted video games. He never really got much of a life as a bachelor (seeing as I've been his main squeeze for over 12 years now), so I know he enjoys his alone time when I'm gone. He'll get 2 weeks of it. That should satisfy him for a good long while. :)

Since I'll be enduring...oh, let's say 24-30 hours of travel time over the next day or so...and 3 to 4 days of mind-numbing jet lag shortly thereafter, you might not see much of me here in blog land for a while. I've got a few scheduled posts (GASP! Amazing, right?), but nothing else planned. I have hopes of blogging while I'm at home, but I'm not promising anything substantial unless my mommy leaves me home alone with nothing to do but chores. THEN you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be writing. Nobody wants to do chores, now do they? Which brings me to my next point...BLOG HOUSEKEEPING TIME!! I'll do chores for this blog, but that's it, Mom! Kidding, don't lock me out of the house, please.

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Ok, that's all for now! I'm off to finish packing. Seriously, when will my suitcase just learn to pack itself? If you've got a few to spare, please send up a prayer or two for my safe travels. Even though this flying alone thing happens often, it never get easier...or less nerve-wracking. Sometimes I wish I liked drinking on airplanes. Oh and if you aren't already, make sure you follow my Instagram stream (username: @CaseyCote) to keep up with my adventures in 'Merica. I guarantee you they'll all be photos of Chick-Fil-A or my dog, but follow me nevertheless. Auf Wiedersehen, Freunde!


  1. Safe travels, friend! Enjoy all the lovely joys of America for those of us stuck back here!

  2. I am a new follower via the walkabout! How awesome that you are flying Space A, you will have to write about the experience! I have always wanted to try it, I just haven't. Enjoy your trip!


  3. Love that closet shopping site! Thanks for sharing. We are seriously downsizing so that will come in handy! Might just have to shop your cute clothes, though!

  4. Prayers coming your way for a safe, uneventful flight...wait til you see you nephew and niece...two snugglebuns! Love you!

  5. I'm with Kristle. Definitely tell us about your experience! I am going to have to look into Space A now. Have so much fun!

  6. Have fun!! Also I hope your SPACE A journey is easier than mine this time around! I have been stuck between Travis in California and Elmendorf in Alaska going on 12 days!!! Insane! Especially harder to get stuck when I have an almost 7 month old baby with me and my hubby is still in Okinawa working lol
    Also those chicken and waffle chips, I tried them and I was not a fan hopefully you like them!
    Good Luck tomorrow!!!

  7. Hope your tip is amazing my husband found the 3hr flight to New Zealand to much for him, so he has no intest in going on a long flight to the other side of the world......lol

  8. Have a safe flight! Enjoy some Chick-Fil-A for me... I'm a 45 minute drive from Chick-Fil-A but I guess that's closer than 30 hours of travel time!

  9. I'm so happy for you that you get to go see your family. I miss mine like crazy. That online closet thing is a great idea. I am totally checking it out.

  10. ooof, that's quite a voyage - but have a WONDERFUL time at home!

  11. Safe travels! I love scheduling posts. It doesn't always happen, mind you, but it definitely helps :)

    The Hartungs Blog

  12. have fun in the states and eat tons of chick fil a!!!

  13. Have an amazing trip home!! I hope you get plenty of love from your pup and family and as much retail therapy as needed! Have fun!

  14. Ah I remember Space A and the AFN commercials about the . ;). Safe travels

    Bonnie Rose | The Compass Rose

  15. Casey, you are brilliant. And you web design is beautifully done. You go girl, right to the top of this blogging world!
    one of your biggest fans,
    and have fun with your mama :)


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