I'm actually getting a little bit bummed (right along with my mom) about the Germany trip. It'll be cool, a once in a lifetime opportunity, blah, blah, blah...but I won't see or possibly even talk to my mom (besides email) for like two months! My parents are leaving next weekend on vacation and probably won't be back til after I leave :( So we're going over there on Saturday. It's just now hitting me, though. I seriously talk to her every day. And she's more bummed to not see Maggie for that long than she is over me going (fair enough :) ).