I know, Queen of the Obvious today, eh?
A few things to announce:
1. Its October. Holy crap. Although I've laid the groundwork for Christmas gifts and crafting I'm freaking out just a little thinking about how behind I think I am. This doesn't mean I am actually behind, it just feels that way.
2. Its hot people. For the non-L.A. people, holy crap. Yesterday was the first day gramma
turned on her AC all year
. Now, that's hot. And not in a good way. Because the baddogs
are by definition seniors and they both hate the fan blowing on them, I had to send them into grammas
room last night for fear that they might melt in mine.
3. Just 17 days from now I leave for the UK. This marks a few things.
a. I haven't been outside of the US in 4 years. Considering I had been going to the UK annually from 1997 - 2004 , that's pretty huge. As someone who prides herself on traveling as much as she can, to think I've stayed in the US for the last 4 years is a wee weird. I mean, I've been to Oregon, Hawaii, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, New York, Nevada and Arizona in those four years. And that's pretty outstanding. But that's all the U.S. That's home. It'll be good to get out of here, to have to look the opposite way to ensure I don't get hit by a taxi, to take trains and be on the lookout for cheap food, not to think about the exchange rate when I need to buy something, to have people think that I
have the funny accent.
b. My best friend is getting married. And this means that although she's been living in the UK since 1997, this marks her actually really not ever moving home.
c. I have a total of 24 hours on an airplane (and we're not even discussing self-imposed layovers in Minneapolis) and that means I need to figure out projects to bring. (See Christmas gifts above.) This might sound easy to non-knitters. You bring a few magazines and a few books. But, when you're going to be away from home for 10 days and you're faced with a huge
amount of time in airports and airplanes, its pretty stressful
d. Its a thousand degrees out (see above) and I have to wrap my head around packing for dreary London weather. And a wedding. And a rehearsal
dinner. And I still don't love my bridesmaid's dress so I'd like to find something else that's in a jewel tone tone in a fairly sleek silhouette
. But the dress I have fits and its free and I should get over it. And really, I haven't see anything I've liked any better than what I had in the closet.
Holy Crap. Its October.
Labels: crafty, random ramblings, travel