It’s starting to hit me. Our vacation is almost here.

Don’t get me wrong, June is still sucking so far. The morons are worming their way out of the woodwork faster than I can squish them appropriately and diplomatically deal with them. At the office, on the train, out on the street. Tourist season is upon us and nobody will get the hell out of my way. I still want to knock a few people down. But it just dawned on me last night that in less than one week I’ll be on my way to the airport.

Holy crap.

I have so much to do! I’ve been so busy just trying to keep my head on straight and not walk in front of an oncoming bus that I haven’t actually sat down and, oh, for example – packed. I have bags of new clothes littered about the place, a new suitcase full of paper stuffing and packing tape from whence it came at the mall, and thats pretty much it. New bra? Still at the store, waiting to be tried on thirteen million ways. New tiles to put down so my landlords don’t have to venture into my bedroom? Still mostly in the box. I did manage to rearrange the apartment to my greater liking, but now I’ve got more crap to throw out, and yet more tiles to put down where furniture used to be. Also, I still have to get the um…waxing…done.


Yeah, I’m a little bit scared about that part, but I’ll suck it up.

I also have to go get travel insurance. I’m going to the states, after all. I don’t want to have to pay for a broken arm with a leg. (And of course, if you don’t get insurance, you’ll get hit by a bus, because thats how it works.) It’s not expensive, and only takes five minutes of your time at the bank, but really? When the hell did I start having to worry about insurance?

So I’m spinning around in circles right now just trying to remember everything I have to remember. I couldn’t find a decent clip or even pic on the internet, but does anyone remember that episode of the Simpsons where there’s a fire drill at the power plant? And one guy in the background just kind of panics, running in a circle going “fire, fire, fire, fire, fire, fire, fire, fire…”? I kind of feel like that – trying so hard to keep track of everything I have to do that I’m not actually getting anything done. I haven’t even dyed my hair! Honestly, this skunk stripe is getting ridiculous.

And as for Josh? I haven’t seen him for more than a half hour here and there late at night for about a week now. We’ll be staying at his brother and sister-in-law’s place (who I like to call my almost-in-laws, have I mentioned how awesome these kids are? I heart them) and they’re converting the car-port into a spare room. Red tape abounded for so long that they only recently got the go ahead to start building, and so they’re busting ass just about round the clock to get it done. The time apart iss rough on Josh and I, being so used to spending most of almost every evening together, but it’ll be worth it once I get down there. Poor Josh is seriously going to need this vacation after all that work!

At least he has time off from his job this year. He had to work through the week during our last vacation, so it’ll be more than awesome to actually get to spend so much time together. And unfathomably, after how long it took to get here, it’s now just days away. I’ll just have to not bite my nails down to nothing in the meantime while watching the clock!

Hurry up or I'll get the hammer!

Hurry up or I'll get the hammer!

Almost there….almost there…


  1. joanharvest said,

    June 6, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    You must be so excited. I love going on vacation. Where I live now is like being on vacation everyday especially since I don’t have to work. But it is also a tourist trap and they are here in droves this weekend. My wasband and I make fun of them all the time. It’s so much fun that sometimes I think I’d miss them if they didn’t show up. I hope you and Josh have the best time.

    • Emerald said,

      June 8, 2009 at 2:12 pm

      I am very excited! And yes, your new place does have a vacation type quality to it, it’s quite lovely. I guess in a way it would be odd or even disorienting to have all the tourists suddenly disappear, but I don’t know that I’d necessarily ‘miss’ them 😛

  2. Ginny said,

    June 6, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Eeeek! So exciting! I just hope the plane is more civilized than last year’s bus epic.

    • Emerald said,

      June 8, 2009 at 2:13 pm

      Me too! I’m losing it with nervousness, after last year I’m so worried that the wings are just going to fall off while we’re sitting on the runway or something. Because you know, it would just figure. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

  3. Maytina said,

    June 7, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Sooooo sweet! I’m excited for you both and now, thanks to Gill, you have an extra-special accessory for your arrival! 😀

    • Emerald said,

      June 8, 2009 at 2:13 pm

      I know, that was so sweet and unexpected of her! Good job on keeping that a secret, I do heart them 😉

  4. sleepyjane said,

    June 7, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    The excitement is almost the best part! 🙂

    • Emerald said,

      June 8, 2009 at 2:14 pm

      Ha, almost! But not quite, the best part will be arriving!

  5. birdpress said,

    June 7, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Make lots of lists so you don’t forget anything! I love lists. 🙂 Have fun planning it all, and enjoy the trip!

    • Emerald said,

      June 8, 2009 at 2:14 pm

      Me too! There’s tons of lists all over the place now. I should probably condense them so I don’t buy insurance twice or anything 😉

  6. duffboy said,

    June 16, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Best of wishes on the trip and em… the waxing (Brazilian right?), the things we go through for some smooth lovin’ 😉

    • Emerald said,

      June 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm

      Ha, yes Brazilian is right. It was less of an ordeal than I expected 😛

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