Thursday, November 20, 2008


There are approximately 78 hours until I board the plane that will take me away from this place. I can't believe how much I still have to do before then. I have given away or sold many of my things. I have packed what I want to take back to America. The rest is still scattered all over my house. Brian will be left with quite a job on his hands I'm afraid. So much to clean up, pack up, and haul off. He also has to deal with our two cats. So far nobody wants them, and we are unable to take them back with us. I have no idea what will happen to them. While I like my cats just fine they were never like my babies. I do hope that someone will adopt them though. It is sad really.

I am going to let this be my last post from Turkey. I could write a long goodbye post, but there are way too many goodbyes to say and way too many feelings that I have not sorted through yet. Those things will come later I'm sure. I won't have internet initially when I get to the states so any posting I do will be done from my parents' house where I will be celebrating Thanksgiving or from Panera where I will be celebrating bagels. I do have a little bloggy surprise for you while I am away so stayed tuned for that!

Natalie Dixon, resident of Turkey, over and out.


Brittany said...

YAY BAGELS! So excited for you to come back to the states, you must do Blogher 09 so I can meet you!

Anonymous said...

Have a safe trip!!!!


HeyJoe said...

It's all kind of sad. Much as I'm excited about you guys coming back, and looking forward to your state-side posts, since I've followed your blog you've been Turks, and now it's all changing.

I've never done well with change.

Safe travels.

Wicked H said...

Happy and safe trails.

Iyi yollculuklar.....

Sra said...

I love celebrating bagels!

Good luck to you.

Anonymous said...

you HOPE someone adopts your pets? and what if no one does? it seems heartless the way you throw that out there. most people would not be ok if they knew their pets might be stranded in turkey. wow.

Anonymous said...

ummmm bagels. will stay tuned for the surprise. have a safe trip... read you later!

The Over-Thinker said...

Can I just say that I actually teared up reading this? But, then the bagels made me smile.

Safe travels to America, Natalie!

HO said...

Have a fantastic trip. I don't post here much but I have been following along.

Can't wait to hear the first post state side.

Unknown said...

I'm praying for your safe journey home, or is that back? Anyway I'll be looking forward to hearing from you when you get here.

Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family!

Wondering Woman said...

Oh my gosh -- I'm with anonymous on this one. It is heartless to go off without have found the cats a home. Bye guys, happy home hunting, hope you don't starve to death, but oh well it's back to America for me, Thanksgiving and bagels, hooray...... The blog world is funny in that you don't know anybody, you've never seen them in person, but still you get the feeling that you're somehow, kind-of friends, that you're reading about people you like. But it's all such a sham, so strange. Now I just feel weird-- I thought you were a nice person.

Natalie said...

brittany - i can't wait to have a bagel! i am debating blogher 09. i want to go, but i think i need to be in america for a bit before i decide for sure!

#2 - thanks!

heyjoe - i know. believe me we have all cried over this change. it will be ok. you can do it. i will write pretend posts from turkey if it will help.

wicked h - thanks!

sra - thanks!

anon - posted about this.

friyet - thanks!

over-thinker - well my eyes have been in a constant state of tears for a month now. over a month really. thanks!

ho - thanks!

headless mom - thanks so much. home/back. either will work for me at this point!

wondering woman - posted a response.