As bloggers go, I've been quiet like a ninja.
I don't run around looking really mystical and killing people with unlikely objects, so I am probably not really a ninja. Actually I am big, blonde and noisy - whoever saw a ninja like that??
So you might wonder what I've been up to since I came back from my vacation. Except for working my butt off.
Well, for one thing, Bruno and I have fine-planned our trip to the US - coming up soon.
We will be visiting Roberta in Connecticut, and of course we will spend a couple of days in NYC. But we are also going to go see Niagara Falls.
Not just because I really like big waterfalls. I can't tell you if I do, because I've never seen one. Something happened, though, that made me really want to go see this one in particular.
I've adopted myself a father.
I had a great one - but he passed away in 1999, much too young - at 69 years. I've missed him, and I guess I have missed having some kind of father figure.
Frequently, I can be found present (in my online form) at a discussion forum - I've hung around there for over a year, and met some really nice people. One of them was Victor - a very smart canadian guy, 70 years young. In a thread a while ago, we got to talking about me not having a dad, and him not having any daughters. So I adopted him.
In jest, really - but we started exchanging private messages and later emails. Finding out we really like each other, we've made the adoption final :) not legitimate, but true in some sense anyway. And with Vic and his wife Pat living just a few hours north of Niagara Falls, we decided to meet up there.
So we are meeting my adopted dad and his wife for a day or so, and I really look forward to it.
Long ago, Roberta and I declared ourselves sisters. So of course, Vic had to take Roberta as part of the deal ;) A little online family, if you like. To tell you the truth, I am sure he is delighted - she is a lovely lady.
I can't wait for our trip to the US. It means a lot to me that Bruno finally get to meet with my dear Roberta and her Mike - and I am really excited to meet Vic and his wife in real life.
The internet really is an amazing thing, isn't it??