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Preparing for a Trip Home

Posted in Life, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2014 by urbannight

I’m getting ready for a trip home.  Or I’m not getting ready.  I’ve been really bad at doing all the things I wanted to finish before I left for a week.  Instead, I spent a lot of time on the couch taking medication and sleeping.  The current weather pattern has been killing my head and sinuses.

What I have done is bought a new camera, I love it and I will post the first photo’s on it here, just as soon as I get to Idaho.  I bought a new dress for my niece’s wedding that didn’t fit and fell off me.  I think their sizing chart is off or I did a really bad job measuring my chest.

One wrench in my plans was that I realized I needed to renew my Driver’s License BEFORE I left on my trip.  My birthday will happen when I’m in Idaho.  So I had to use the money I set aside to check my luggage to renew my license. So now I have to figure out how to everything into a small carry on suitcase.  I think I’ll take three outfits, wear one outfit, and do laundry at my mom’s half way through the trip.

I didn’t lose the weight I wanted to lose.  I lost that 13 pounds at the beginning of the year and never managed to lose any more.  I just stalled out.  The good thing is my mom has a really nice treadmill.  I miss my treadmill.  It died on me a few years back.

I hope to get out and about and take LOTS of photos.  I want to give a good overview of anything I can.  I’m sure my focus or goals.  Home no longer feels like home.  The town of 5000 that I grew up in exploded after I moved and now is over 28,000.  That is a huge jump.  It happened over about 15 years I think.  I graduated in 1988.  I can’t go back that far, but in 1990, the population was 7,700.  The 28,000 is from 2012.  At one point, they said it was the fastest growing town in the state.  The population quadrupled in 22 years.  No wonder it doesn’t feel like home anymore.  The populations when from 5011 when I lived near the population sign in grade school to 7,700 two years after graduation.  Very slow growth the entire time I lived there, then an explosion of people coming.  It is strange to me.

Downtown Post Falls along the Spokane River

Downtown Post Falls along the Spokane River.

My flight is an early morning one.  And I have a lot to do.  Before work I managed to get a load of laundry started, emptied the dishwasher, cooked a back sandwich for breakfast and a steak for lunch, moved the laundry to the drier and started a second load, and that is about it.

Now I have to pack, and clean, and find the charger for my personal dvd player.  And try to find my mp3 player that has been missing for a year.  It has to be in one of the still unpacked boxes in my room.  I want to clean and unpack some of those boxes.  I feel like I have a lot on my plate that I left to the last minute.  Because I really did.  It is all my fault.  But trying to sleep just seemed like a good idea at the time.

So tonight, like most pre-flight nights, I’m going to be up late cleaning and up early to make a predawn drive to the airport.

Short Shifting the Slumber Time

Posted in Life with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2010 by urbannight

I feel like I need to sleep around the clock.  I have been shorting myself on sleep.  Not a good thing to do. 

 

I spent the weekend past in my PJ’s sitting at the table working at one of my more insane projects.

 

http://www.123stitch.com/pictures/09-1086.jpg

 

This I spent 18 hours on it over Saturday and Sunday.  Monday I couldn’t stop and got in a few more hours.  After spending a couple hours trying to get my laptop set up to play anime so I could watch

 

http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Yamato_Nadeshiko_Shichi_Henge

 

English name is The Wallflower.   So by the time I got it running it was after 11:00 and I watched until 1:00 am.  Stitching.

 

Tuesday I did more stitching and watching shows.

 

Got in 24 hours stitching and don’t even have half of one pattern page on the project done.  The other one I’m working on has over 300 hours into it and not near half done.  This one has even more pages. 

 

I may be insane.

 

Needless to say, I’ve been up until 1:00 am Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights.  Last night I did not work on any projects and went to bed at 11:30 pm.  This is my normal.

 

I still feel like crawling into bed and sleeping straight after work.  I probably would too.  Only I have to drive way out to West Omaha to see how a dog is going before the owners head out of town this weekend.  He’s been really sick and is just starting to get better.  I won’t be home until about 3 hours after work. 

 

I want to go to bed.