Yesterday we had a going away party. It went pretty well. I had a lot of fun. I felt like I got to have interesting conversations.
It turns out that I am going to stay with some of my friends in New Hampshire. Friends from the bay area who go out there to vacation in the summer. They are going to make sure they line up with my schedule so we can hang out. That’s… that’s friendship.
There are even people who want to go on the cruise. I’m shocked people want to spend that much money.
I am enjoying looking around my life at the demonstrable evidence of people caring about me. I’m very happy that I can look at the behavior of many people and say, “Clearly when I doubt you I am being delusional. You love me.”
It was a good party. The people who are very sure they want me to come back showed up. I know who my friends are.
Today I packed again. Like I do. I am almost settled in the van. I can’t think of anything other than perishable food and water I need to add. I need to pack the potty and the bikes on the trailer. Then I’m ready.
I’ll deal with the potty and the bikes tomorrow, probably. Just get it done. If someone steals my potty on this trip I will cry but I will just have to take the risk.
Tomorrow I have to make the garden watering directions. I’m still procrastinating. I’ve been seriously resisting this process for years. Not for any particular reason, I just…. don’t want to do it.
We see our dear baby sitter twice more. Eek. Tuesday we have a date for dim sum and I have a chiropractic appointment.
We will leave right after eating lunch on Wednesday.
I absolutely over packed food. It is… kind of humorous just how much I over packed food. It’s going to take over a month for us to start making a dent in what I have packed. Once I lighten the food load I will probably be able to take half the stuff out of the sky box. We have a ridiculous quantity of food. I didn’t realize quite how overboard I was going. Whoops.
There is the non-zero possibility we will be eating the same fruit leather in February.
Good thing they like fruit leather.
I’m going to have to eat a lot of fruit leather. Oh crap.
Shanna seems to be unfazed by her tooth extraction. It’s hard to get her to stop running around in circles. She’s ready to chew again. She’s happy about the pain being gone.
I guess we’re ready.
I will be blogging mostly on medium because that’s where I’ve elected to shunt my kid friendly writing to for now. For this year. I’ve migrated so much around the net that I no longer assume I’ll stay somewhere forever. Well, I hope I’ll stay here.
This is the stuff I can’t say anywhere else. This is my proof for me that I’m here and thinking.
I’m excited. I’m scared. I’m ready. At this point we’re within the 72 hour window. Less than 68 hours to go.
Not that I’m counting.