I can't sleep. Bleh. It's almost 6am!
I'm leaving for Mackay tomorrow night so that leaves me 1.5 days to pack and tidy up so Chris isn't left with all the cleaning for our inspection in two weeks. This will be the first inspection where I'm not home and, since we only have one "outdoor only" cat on paper, finding somewhere for the kitties while Chris is at work could prove difficult. I don't know why, but they ALWAYS do inspections on a Tuesday. It'd be convenient if they would schedule them for a Monday so Chris could be there....and hide the kitties someplace. lol
In true Me fashion, I will probably not pack til tomorrow...but maybe I will today. I have so much to procrastinate for. lol For instance we don't have many clean dishes...so I have to do those too. A mountain of them. I did make a list of everything I need to pack though, so that should make it easy enough. Since it's only 3 weeks I'm not bringing much. I've decided on 4 outfits 3 pairs of shoes (flats, sandals and running shoes) 2 sets of pjs and then my various toiletries. It doesn't sound like much, but I ALWAYS over-pack and ALWAYS end up leaving with more than I came with. So, the emptier the suitcase is on the way in the better it will be on the way out. I've had to buy another suitcase to fit all my crap in the last two visits and I'm determined not to do that again!
As far as my plans go for my visit are concerned, I don't really have any. I'm seeing Mumford and Son next Thursday and mom's going to Houston on business the 15-18 so I thought it'd be fun to go down with her on that, but other than that I plan on just hanging out and catching up with friends. The last time I visited home I wasn't really happy with my life here in m'bah yet; I couldn't drive and hadn't made many friends which made for an all around boring existance. Since I've been driving and going out on the weekends I've felt so much more relaxed and happy. And even now that we have Petra, it's so much fun to play with her and watch her and Bean do somersalts across the house. I think that this will keep me from feeling like I have to "live it up," so to speak, like my last visit to DFW because I already feel fairly content with everything I have and the way things are. I'll want to cook and eat a lot of Mexican while I can, lol that's definitely not going to change...but I don't plan on going out every night or going to a different restaurant for every meal or going shopping every day. Number one: we really can't afford it. Number two: I really can't afford to gain another 10 lbs. Number three: I don't feel that desire to. I'm content. :)
Don't get me wrong, I do want to do *some* shopping. ;) I really want to check out Torrid in person and try on the shoes in my size and their clothes so I can figure out how everything fits for future reference and orders and what not. I'm also trying to combat all the excuses I make for not working out and one of the big ones is that I don't have any workout clothes that fit (truly, the last time I really bought athleticwear was in 2003 for marching band) so I plan on going to Old Navy and buying enough outfits in the right colors that I can have an outfit to wear every day and only wash all of our workout stuff once a week. I know ON has men's athletic shorts, nice ones, for only $5 so I'll just wear those and get some t shirts too. It doesn't have to be cute, just functional!
I've still got my food list of things I have to eat:
#1 is a Chipotle burrito. Always my first meal off the plane and I don't plan on that changing! I seriously crave this at least 4 or 5 times a week. No surprise since I eat it at least once a week when I'm home...hopefully it's not a daily thing though because those buggers are like 1500 calories. lol
#2 is a regular Whatburger with cheese and jalapenos! Gahhh they just don't make burgers the way I like 'em here and my mouth is watering for it!
#3 is McDonalds breakfast burritos. I want to eat ten of them.
#4 is STARBUCKS!! I always get this in the airport, but I have to put it down anyway.
#5 is a slice of New York style pepperoni pizza. mmmm
That's all this time! Are you proud? Last time the list was like 50 things. I think I'm officially acclimating. :) I've learned to cook a lot of the things I used to miss and can finally make a really mean margarita on my own so that's probably helped. The things on that list (well, maybe Starbucks) I will never be able to replicate though so I still crave them all the time.
More than the shopping and the food I am looking forward to spending time with my family! I was talking to mom and dad earlier and I'm going to try and cook for everyone as much as I can so we can sit down and have family meals instead of going out all the time. Should be nice. :)
I'm just pondering things...I don't really have anything to talk about other than that stuff so I'll go try and sleep now.