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Tuesday, January 24, 2006
um...busy much?

oh. my. god. it's almost the end of january. how did that happen? 2006 is already well on it's way before i've even resigned myself to it's being here. and i'm so behind on my knitting! but i have a good reason, i swear. several, in fact. first, is the picture you see above. that is part of the view from Cape Sao Vicente, the most westernmost point of Europe, which is in Portugal. thanks to her sick husband, i was brought along for a week in Portugal by my MIL! she's not even my MIL yet. but we get along like gangbusters, so it's all good. my best friend, Candine, tells me this is a bizarre and to-be-treasured circumstance, as almost all MIL's are evil trolls, constantly on the lookout for ways to sabotage happy marriages, or thwart good parenting efforts. Candine's MIL is the bane of her existence.
anyway, Portugal. how many ways can you say gorgeous? check out my pics on flickr, i'll upload more soon. we went to another town in the Algarve (southern Portugal) almost every day, since the region isn't big. it was so nice to be away from the sluggish grey that is German winter and be surrounded by sun and palm trees. it was a bit colder than normal, about 5 C at night and 12-16 C during the day. but aside from our last day, hardly a cloud in the sky. i'll definitely have to go back with Matthias.
almost as soon as i got back i had to leave again, i booked a quick trip to Spain a while back with my girlfirends, just 2 nights. the return flight to Barcelona was only 45 Euro! and we found a nice little hostel in the hippest quarter with a lovely private bathroom (i have secret hostel bathroom phobia). Barcelona is just the most fabulous city EVER. i could spend months just wandering the streets, discovering all the nooks and crannies. there are interesting buildings and views just all over. it's almost 500 sq km of eye candy, what with the gothic quarter, and so many buildings by Gaudi, and many other buildings ranging from 200-500 years old and in good condition to be seen all over...sigh. 2 and a half days was nowhere near enough. i'll upload the pics to flickr tomorrow, along with a few more shots of Portugal.

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