Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What to take...

Three days and counting till we leave for Connecticut. I just hope I last that long. Yesterday, brace yourself.....I got a hair cut, only 1.5" off the back. Style I should say. When your 85 yr old mother says, " OMG you look worn out." Something has to be done. I actually found someone who would listen to me. His name is Nayef and he works at the Fayez Spa that I went to last week for the spa treatment. Suffice it to say I can live with it.....I think. Anyway, tonight I have to get an oil change for the car and stop off at CAA and get my travel insurance. I am not putting a toe outside Ontario without health coverage.
Then becomes the age old question. "What the heck to pack?" Knitting needles, wool, sock yarn, toothbrush and clean knickers are on the list so far. I tend to pack "light" but I don't want to be ridiculous. Tonight I am going to cast off the shawl I am taking for Jackie, yes I know I am running behind, it will have to be blocked tomorrow and WILL be dry if I have to turn the furnace on. I have Michael's new fair isle design all graphed and ready for wool shopping. Carl has the charger and extra batteries for the cameras. He wants his black socks also. I should be able to finish the other sock on the way there. He can drive with one bare foot. Who's to know? I am not sure how much money to convert into US. New York City is 2.5 hrs by train from my friends house....I hope we can go. She says a day trip is very doable. I want to go to the top of the Empire State Building and have a "Moment to Remember." My mother always says," You can always bring home what you don't spend.".... snort.... like that will ever happen. Oh, I want to go to the grocery store and buy kool aid too. They have much more interesting colours in the states. (For new readers, I don't drink it I use it to dye wool.) I always feel I have to explain that when I am buying 30 packs of ice blue kool aid. The clerk still looks at me as if I have a screw loose. Que sera.
I realize this is a bit of a ramble but I am using the time to organize my thoughts. I am worn out and will be so glad to get away.


happyone said...

You sound very excited about your up coming trip. Have a terrific time!!!

Helen said...

"You can always bring home what you don't spend." A novel idea, I don't think I've heard that one before. Have a wonderful time :)