Morning with a jetsetter

Today did not start out well. I dropped the girls off in the morning as usual. As soon as I arrived home after being stuck in rush hour traffic for an hour, I received a text from Raine saying she wasn’t feeling well and could I please pick her up again?

Oh, great, I thought, I’m meeting my Scottish girl friend for breakfast at 10 at a mall that’s in the opposite direction. She’d flown into town yesterday and I didn’t want to be late. I texted my friend that I was running late, then jumped right back in my car and headed out to get Raine.

Traffic had eased somewhat and I got Raine home at a quarter till, still enough time to make it halfway into the city without being overly late. I’d been so looking forward to our breakfast meeting. It was just like old times. We met at our usual place and sat at our usual table.

So it all worked out. My girl friend who’s been living in Vietnam for the past couple of years had lots of stories to tell, all intriguing to me as I’ve never been there. An hour and a half was obviously not enough to catch up on 2 years’ worth of chitchat and gossip. But I had to cut it short to pick up my girls from school/college.

Still it’s always great catching up with an old friend. I felt happy for the rest of the day. She has another year in Vietnam so I guess we’ll save round 2 for next summer. Maybe. She still doesn’t know where she might end up living after that. Such is the enviable life of the jetset!

Do you dream of living life in distant countries experiencing far-flung cultures? If so, which ones? Or would you prefer to live in a familiar place close to home?

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  • ThaiHoa Burroughs

    I dream about living in the countryside of London in the days of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett!

    Coffee looks great, craving too bad my coffee maker was broken or electrocuted by a thunderstorm a month ago.

  • Vanessa

    I do love the idea to go live in a different country, but I would only want to live in that country for about 6 months then come back home to be with my family for 6 months. I would love to live in England. 😀
    I want to visit all the vintage stores and the countryside. Yes this sound good to me.

    Thanks for linking up at today’s Everything Favorite Thursday. Have a great weekend!


  • GraceinAZ

    I am blog hopping…love your page! I haven’t felt the urge to live in another country, but always thought it quite adventurous for those who did.
    I followed you on googl friend connect, networked blogs, twitter & facebook & I’d love for you to follow me back. Growing Old With Grace

  • Chris

    Hi Clarity, I’m on a blog hop today and loving it. I’ve recently been to Vietnam and loved it but would not want to live there. Just like ThaiHoa I’m a Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet fan and I would love to return back to that era and wear those dresses and be a grand lady for a day.

  • Tanya Serrao-Jones

    Hi, I’m a new fan. Following via RSS and FB! Playing Blog hop tag, YOUR IT! Tag me back at: and on facebook

  • Mrs. Goldilocks

    Hello! I’m one of your newest followers from the Friday Blog Hop! I would love if you could return the follow! Thank you so much!

  • Katherine

    I am so fortunate that I have lived all over the world. But there are some places in the US I’d love to visit. Vermont is one of them.Thank you for linking up to the Thursday favorite things blog hop. Big Hugs!