Monday, January 25, 2010

Yep, gonna happen - updated

God willing and the Rio Grande don't rise, the trip to Turkey is on. Which is to say: my passport arrived today. I can stop biting my nails (well, figuratively; I've never been a nail biter). Tickets are paid for, so now it's only - only, he says - organizing the packing. Reading up. Yes, probably learning another dozen words of Turkish, though I have abandoned hopes of doing more.

I. Am. So. Relieved.

This being the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, and therefore my feast day, I will take the passport as my saint's day present. Thanks, y'old curmudgeon. You proved God can use the most intractible material, which gives us all hope. Pray for us.

--the BB


Ellie Finlay said...

Oh, yes, of course! It's your name day. (Or was an hour and a half ago. I'm up late, sorry to say.)

Well, I do hope it was happy.

Fran said...

Praise God! And that ol' St. Paul, he was something and indeed there is hope for all. I find you nothing like I *imagine* him to be!!

I am so happy about you getting to go on this journey!!!!

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

All the best on your saint's day and for the journey!

susankay said...

Paul -- been away from computer since I realized today was your saints day.

Blessings be. -- and also glad that you got your paper work.


Paul said...

Thanks, everybody.

it's margaret said...

Ohhhhh!!!! Good for you!
Have. Fun!
Eat. Well!

Paul said...

Two East Bay foodies on vacation - we will do our best, Margaret. Since we are familiar with and enjoy Greek and Armenian cooking, we should do fine with Turkish.