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singing, and dancing, in the rain

Gene Kelly, Singing in the Rain, MGMThat right there?  That's me.  That's how I feel this morning.

It's been raining all night.  Really raining, not a light drizzle. Since we're leaving on vacation today I spent some time yesterday cleaning, including fresh sheets on the bed.  Fresh sheets + rain = amazing relaxed sleep.  And now I'm sitting here drinking coffee in my kitchen for the last time for a few weeks, entertained by the steady drum of rain on the skylights, the way the wind is pushing branches around outside.  

It's perfect.

Just like the first time I saw Singing in the Rain, at the Castro Theater in my neighborhood in San Francisco.  I was probably 11 or 12.  Leaving the show, every single person was dancing and singing their way down the sidewalk, hearts full of joy, feeling a little Gene Kelly to our bones.

From where I stand, the sun is shining all over the place.

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Traveling fat

The count-down has begun.  

My calendar proclaims at the top of each page the number of weeks remaining until we get on a plane and fly from San Francisco to Frankfurt to Toulouse, pick up a car and drive the remaining kilometers to Arrens-Marsous, site of the ancestral home.

In 8 weeks, we will be there, unlocking the front door with our own keys, inhabiting the house by ourselves for the first time.

Eight weeks!

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