So I'm definitely going to be running around like a chicken with my head cut off today. I have about 100 things to do before I leave tomorrow for Oregon. I am going to see my best friend graduate with her master's degree in teaching. I am so excited to see her and to share this special moment in her life. She has worked VERY hard for this degree and I am so, so, so proud of her! I haven't seen her in almost two years so it will be doubly special to get to hang out with her AND see her graduate.
Tomorrow, I have to do laundry because I have heard it's helpful to have socks and underwear when you're going on a trip. Sounds reasonable to me. I'm also finishing up a couple of projects underway here at home and I'm going shopping for a couple of things I need for the trip. I'm also hoping to fit a trip to the gym in there somewhere, but I am not holding my breath on that. I've gone Monday and Tuesday so I may skip today. The hotel I have reservations at in Oregon claims to have a fitness room. I will have to call and see what that consists of. Another thing to do tomorrow.
I am looking forward to the trip though. I find airplanes to be rather relaxing assuming I don't get seated next to the guy who spent the layover in the bar and who now resembles Keith Richards. I always read magazines and listen to music on the trip. I also take along my current "can't put it down" book and read that. It's nice not to have anything to do for a few hours except sit there. I think God made airplanes possible so we'd all learn to slow down a bit, which is ironic considering they were originally meant to get us places faster.
Ok, so that concludes my 4:30 a.m. ramblings. I should probably go and sleep now. I'm sure that would be helpful in completing tomorrow's to-do list. Being awake is a prerequisite for driving, although you wouldn't know that around Houston. I'm convinced everyone here is asleep at the wheel.