Miscellaneous pre-trip meanderings
Checklist: Mail and newspaper put on hold? Check. Pedicure? Check. Bangs trimmed so they’re no longer in my eyes? Check Plus (now they’re too short… arrgggh). Boots and shoes polished? Check. Travel sizes of toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, etc.? Check. Shuttle to airport booked? Check.
Heading for John’s tonight as per usual, but will come home tomorrow after lunch. Then it’s packing time, and hoping I don’t forget anything. Going to bed early, as I have to get up at 2:00 a.m on Sunday. The shuttle is picking me up at 3:30. Ugh. I’m scheduled to arrive that afternoon at 4:45, and nothing is planned for Sunday evening except getting me settled in. So I should be fine for Monday.
John seems to be doing a little bit better. He’s seeing a dermatologist today, but who knows if he’ll get any satisfaction. He thinks the itching is slowly, slowly fading — we’re hoping it’s not wishful thinking.
I went round and round about what to bring re. warm clothing. I even went to an outdoors/sports store to check out thermal underwear, but was shocked at the prices. For one set, top and bottoms, I would have to spend between $70-$100. For something I’ll never wear again?? Forget it! I bought a pair of liner gloves instead, which I’ll wear under the mittens I already have. At least my hands will be warm. Lots of socks. And sweaters to wear under my unlined trench coat. Oh, and a hat, even though it’s going to give me hat hair. I checked the CT forecast for Sunday — sunny with a high of 16 degrees. How the hell can it be 16 degrees and still sunny?? Oh well, at least I don’t have to worry about landing conditions.
I really hate doing this, but I think I’m going to turn on the comment moderation function just before I leave. I don’t know when or how often I’ll get to check in online, and I don’t want to take any chances. Please know it’s just temporary and it will be shut off as soon as I come home!
What else… guess I’m feeling a bit restless and prickly. On FetLife, I began a rather controversial thread in one of the forums, and I knew the Morality Police wouldn’t let me down. I was (or I thought I was) fully prepared to bear up to any comments that were judgmental and narrow-minded — I figured I’d ignore those and comment on the ones that were intelligent and thoughtful. But one woman, who is a well-known malcontent, swooped in and posted not one but two looooooong, preachy, holier-than-thou lectures. After the second one, I lost it and commented: “How does it feel to be so effing perfect that you can lecture other people about their lives?”
Ooops. My bad. I swore I wouldn’t get personal with anyone and that I’d hold my cyber-tongue. Oh well. Guess I need some discipline. Big surprise there. 😀 Of course, she had to have the last word. I let her. She went on and on and on about HER truth, HER life, HER experiences (and yes, she used a lot of CAPS) and how she valued honesty and speaking her mind over being liked. Well, at least she has her priorities. :-Þ
I love you guys. I do. I know such wonderful, smart, sensitive and open-minded people. But you know, sometimes, it really boggles my mind, the level of suckage that some people achieve. Bless them… they help us recognize and appreciate the good folks even more.
And on that pearl of wisdom (rolling eyes), I will shut up. Have a great weekend, y’all. Wish me luck. Catch up with you soon!