Early this morning I ordered a new mobile phone, a Nokia N900. Had to order it from UK because I like to have all my manuals and software in English. In my native Finland and all other Scandinavian countries I could choose the language, but here in Germany you get only German.
Finishing work today quite early, I have to spend some quality time with my wife this weekend. She's driving down to Rome, Italy, mid next week, staying about three weeks. Me and a couple of nurses are taking over the care of her old mother during this time.
My wife has been waiting this trip. We used to live in Rome, the apartment was sold a long time ago but we still have a garage full of our stuff there and good friends to visit. Angie, my wife, was very active in the local German Lutheran church there, the biggest protestant congregation in Italy, and has stayed active even we now live back in Germany. We, especially she, still often go there to help in Christmas cake sale and other occasions and meet friends.
Now she really has something to wait: during her visit, the Church Women's Club celebrates its 125th anniversary, first Sunday there is going to be a special service to inaugurate new Church bells (she helped a lot in fund raising) and the second Sunday the current German Pope is going to do an ecumenical visit to participate the service in our old Church.
Long story short: Even though I feel sad I can not go with her, I'm happy I can help here with her mother so she can make a trip and get some time to her self. She takes two of her best friends with her, they drive over the Alps a couple of days there, two weeks in Rome, and drive back.
It's really nice to be in love. It's especially nice to be in love with your own wife!