Wednesday, May 11, 2011

- Infinite Readiness

One of my all time favorite songs is This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) by the Talking Heads. The first lyric is
"Home is where I want to be, pick me up and turn me round"
And that pretty much sums up how I've felt all week.  Every day was one day closer to getting on a plane. I'm not quite sure why - I've barely been away long enough to miss it so, but for whatever reason right now I am feeling the pull to get myself eastward bound.

My house is clean.  I always like to come back to a clean house.  Clean dishes.  Freshly made bed.  Throw pillows all fluffed...except for the ones that Emma squishes between today and tomorrow.

My suitcase is packed with carefully planned outfits.  And jewelry - the tarantula bracelet is making it's debut this weekend.  And at least 2 pairs of underwear per day because one time we went camping and mom forgot to pack any for me and we had to wash my pair every day and since then I just figure you can never have too many pairs of clean undies.

Emma's stuff is packed so she can go stay with Uncle Matt and Aunt Emily.  And be "frrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiieeeeeeeennnnnnnndddddsssss" with Tito and Wheezy.  She won't even miss me.

My iPod is loaded up with fresh new music - I'm currently digging Fleet Foxes and Michael Franti, and I'm still obsessed with Florence + the Machine and the Black Keys, and I'm trying out some Ween and Spoon passed on to me from Aaronus.  I have an iTunes credit but can't decide which Cake album to buy.  I also just decided to rip Fleetwood Mac Rumours and add that to the playlist too because I am ALL about some Secondhand News these days.

I checked in for my flight.  I'm a little nervous about getting to the airport on time.  Because I can only leave work so early and then I have to drop off Emma and then go to parking lot and ride the shuttle and the security line was kind of long last time and it's a big airport so it's a long walk to certain terminals and I board at 6:30.  The last time I went to the airport there was still snow on the ground and I was nervous about leaving Jeepy outside in the cold for so long.  That was at the end of March and I kid you not - there are still piles of snow that haven't melted yet - and it was 86 yesterday.

The weather will probably suck the whole time I'm home, but absolutely nothing is going to rain on my parade. This weekend is going to be EPIC - filled with family and friends and celebrations.  I'm so excited I haven't even gotten tired yet because in less than 24 hours I will have been picked up and turned around and I'll be home.

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