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I have been ill for the last two days with, no, not the death flu/bronchitis people have been getting, but what I will only describe for the curious as requiring a lot of cranberry juice. This happens from time to time, and gets fixed, and won't return for a year or two. So I spent a lot of time in bed, not doing anything more interesting than watching TV.

I also gave a lot of thought to Sweden this year. I want to go back, because it will be 5 years since my last visit in 2001 this summer. Going to Sweden is a daunting task, and I have to start preparing for it now, even though I won't be going until mid to late summer.

The plan is that CR and I will go. Sadly, takayla does not want to go, which totally bums me out, but she hates the long flight, the fact she doesn't speak Swedish, and let's face it, Sweden can be a bit dull (compared to Cancun, which is where SHE is going this summer...). My dad used to drag my mom and I all over the places HE wanted to go (usually somewhere on that damn yacht), and even though we were miserable, he'd laugh about how much we complain. "Ha ha ha," he'd say, "complain complain..." I vowed I would never drag my family anywhere they didn't want to go. CR will be 16 (give or take a month) when this trip occurs, and this may be my last "hurrah" in spending quality time with him before he drifts away as all teens do eventually. I also want him to experience Europe, even if it's "Europe lite" up in Scandinavia. But still, I will miss takayla.

So, we all have to renew our passports, I have to try and get discounted tickets, etc etc... I have an AA Card with a lot of miles on it, but sadly, it doesn't seem to have any flights that go to Scandinavia. There may be ways around this, so I have to start working on that, which means I have to start working on when I'll go, and then I have to see when my relatives can have visitors, and so on...
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