As time flies by

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Well time has been whizzing along and, forgive me, I just haven't been thinking much about anything. I've been enjoying my last few days in the states. I've almost completely packed. When I say I almost, I really did completely pack and realized that I left a certain group of undergarments out and so now I have to re-pack to add those essential items. Unfortunately, with TSA and airline standards, the current size limit for your carry-on is 14 x 9 x 22. That's really small if you are packing for three weeks (even if I am doing laundry). My backpack fits the width and depth requirements but is a bit too tall. I've been really hung up on not wanting to check anything, but it is free to check my bag (because it's a flight to Europe) and I won't have to deal with lugging it in and out of overhead bins. I know I'm tall, but I'm always afraid that I'll whack someone in the head (accidentally of course) coming down. If I check it, I'll just carry on my day bag and a bag with the stuff I don't want to lose. Not that I want to lose any of it, but meds, a change of clothes, and this phenomenal hat that my mom's friend Phoebe knitted for me. I will take pictures of me wearing it in Scotland and post them! So two small bags. That would be nice. I still have two and a half days to consider it. The problem with trying to sneak it past regulations would be that if I don't get it past, I have to stop, pull out the important stuff, pull out an additional bag and re-pack. Nothing would make me feel more silly than sitting on the airport floor re-packing bags because I didn't bother to adhere to the well advertised size limits. Stupid tourist. Nope, I think I'm going to check my tall backpack and have the two smaller bags. I'll be fine. Most bags do get there with their owners to their intended destination, right? (And if you think otherwise, keep it to yourself. I'm already nervous enough about this trip.) I'm having a craving for pasta right now. Odd thing to have at 12:07 am. 66 hours. Not really that excited about flying. I'm not one of those people who is afraid of or dislikes planes/flying. I'm not one of those people who is super excited about it either. It just gets me where I need to go. I'm just ready to be there. I can't wait to see the country! It's going to be amazing. A real vacation. YIPPEE!!

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