Monday, March 19, 2007

Green With Envy!

The Expatters came by for a farewell, St. Patrick's Day lunch this past Saturday. As you may or may not know by now, they will be moving back to the U.S. in a little less than a week. Since Mrs. TBF will be leaving for the U.S. on Saturday morning, this was her last chance to see them before they leave. I, on the other hand, will get to see them before their triumphant return to America, because......I have been given the honor of driving them to Zürich Airport early on Sunday morning! ...Who knew that they'd really take me up on my offer?

...just kidding! I'm happy to do it! Won't the Jeep be surprised with the Sunday, 7:00 a.m. wakeup call? I sure hope I get up in time.

So, KGB (Kirk, Gretchen, & Baby) came over to the apartment this past Saturday for one last feeding. About a week earlier, I had suggested to Mrs. TBF an all-American lunch of hamburgers and fries with the hope of avoiding the usual saga of Mrs. TBF pouring over cookbooks in a menu-planning frenzy for days (sometimes weeks...) before a dinner/lunch party, and (surprisingly) she agreed.

Of course, since it was St. Patrick's Day, it was only fitting that we served up some Guinness Chocolate Cake. For reasons only known to him, King decided that he absolutely had to have some of Kirk's cake. What a BEAST!!! Ummm...King, not Kirk!

I have to say that Kirk and Gretchen are amazingly calm considering that the movers will empty their house in a few days and then they, along with Baby AND Grady (another BEAST!) will be boarding a flight bound for "home" a few days after that.

I wonder what we'll be like when we say farewell to Switzerland.

Whenever that is...

7 comments:

The Medium Swede said...

I am hoping you will be happy and 45 years old when you say farewell to Switzerland.

The Big Finn said...

TMS - I'd say that there's a 50% chance of that. The other 50% is... that we'll be buying a house here with the intent of staying in Switzerland forever!

cncz said...

You know the angle of that picture makes King look about the same size as Kirk, monster panther stealing cake in living room.

I wonder how long people do stay in Switzerland. My boss came here 15 years ago and is still here when he thought he would leave. The other one has been here twentty, and he thought he would leave.

CanadianSwiss said...

Guiness chocolate cake? Sounds a bit strange, but it must taste great.

And about going back: I didn't think I would and now, I am. One just never knows.

The Sour Kraut said...

I thought it was 50% UK...no?

Will we have the play-zure of seeing Mrs. TBF this time around?

Expat Traveler said...

I remember leaving, I hated it! I didn't want to go and had not real reason to return but did it reluctantly...

It's hard getting used to life again I'd say... And everyone told me I spoke differently. I also hated adjusting to larger food portions!

The Big Finn said...

TSK - 50% leaving Switzerland (not necessarily to the U.S.), 50% staying. E-mail Mrs. TBF directly because I have no idea what her schedule is like.