Tuesday, May 31, 2005

9 hours

my flight leaves at 7pm. my suitcase is almost packed and I think I will succeed in only taking one. I'm excited but so aprehensive. Yesterday was an awful day of preparation and much tears as I passed the stressed zone and hit the panic zone. It will all be much easier once I get on the plane.

packing to be finished, short Wal-Mart run is a must...

have a great summer everyone and write me!

Saturday, May 28, 2005

4 days and counting

well, on Tuesday, my adventure to Spain will begin. I have done about half of my incredibly long to do list and am still chipping away at the rest of it. I spent an enormous amount of time cleaning and reorganizing my room, which although it was tough, certainly will help the packing mode since I now know where everything is. I've also spent a large chunk of yesterday shopping. It was not a fun experience as it never seems to be for me, but I did have success and will hopefully be well-dressed and not overheat in my new found tops.

This week has been jam-packed with all kinds of adventures. Sometime last week, my grandmother died, so my folks and I had to jet(as in drive 2 16 hours days from San Francisco to here) back to KC and now my folks are in New York til Sunday night for the funeral. Although it is sad and weird timing, I find it a bit of a gift from God, since I get stressed with people around asking how they can help. By the time they get back, hopefully I'll have my act together.

Thursday I was able to spend all day with my high-school closest friend and that was amazing. She is leaving for her 6 month missions internship and thus our goodbye this time was a lot harder. Thankfully, she is the kind of friend, that we never seem to feel or notice the distance when we get to talk again.

Now, I should start my day. I took a dose of NyQuil last night to try and get rid of this awful cough I've somehow earned and thus I did not awake until noon. My to do list for today will not wait much longer however, so off I go. Missing you all like crazy and praying for the many adventures that will and are occurring in the long summer(and for some through the fall as well).

Saturday, May 21, 2005

the long and winding road

so, i'm not doing so well at this posting thing, nor have I been able to keep up with other people's posts. I will be back to normal internet use hopefully in a few days. For now, I am in San Francisco - the end to a very long family trip. Monday morning, my folks and I are heading back to KC, leaving my sister, bro-in-law and niece, Maggie here to fly back to Southeast Asia on Thursday.

On this trip, I have been to Winnipeg, Canada; North Dakota; South Dakota; Idaho; Nevada; and now San Francisco (plus all the states we drove through on the journey). This has been incredibly long. I have loved the time with my sister, bro-in-law and especially little Maggie; but things have been tough with my folks. Tight space in a minivan is interesting travel especially with the added bonus of cute little Maggie who is almost 10 months and does not like long trips in a carseat. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to being back home, packing once again and heading off to Spain in a little over a week.

I thought I had a lot more to say, but I'm starting to feel bushed and ready to go to bed. I'm going to go in search of a bed and hopefully get some much needed sleep. I promise, I will once again be catching up on livejournals, xangas, and blogs in just a few days.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

packing, planning and goodbyeing

Today is my last day of finals. This has by far been the easiest finals week ever for me. No all-nighters, not even close.

All my things are once again being packed in boxes, ready to disappear for the summer. I always tend to think I'm going to throw a lot of things away, not bring as much to school next year and be much less materialistic. But, then as I go along, my sentimental ridiculousness attaches itself to particular pieces of paper and what-not and I fight the internal battle of figuring out how important certain things really are. The close proximity of home gives me too much ability to compile unnecessary items throughout the year.

I have come to the conclusion once again that I have way too many clothes.

26 days until I board the first of many airplanes and embark on a summer adventure. I could pessimistically predict many language miscommunications, design difficulties, and a bit of loneliness; but I remain positive and immensely excited. Perhaps I shall have a cubicle.

In 2 days I will be driving home, having said some difficult goodbyes. Then, at my house, I will tackle my sister and bro-in-law and deliciously hug my beautiful 8 month old niece. My bed, my room, my church…it has been a long time.

For now, I sit in my second to the last final, relishing the idea of tearing my room apart and watching a movie tonight with Erin. Life is pleasant these days.