Such bad dreams last night! Beaten, tortured, trapped! Fire and explosions! I kept waking up with that whole-body, steeped-in-cold-fear feeling. What the heck, brain?
So far I've had only one Travel Stress dream in anticipation of this weekend's Niece Visit: I dreamed that I kept disappearing and reappearing, like the guy does in The Time Traveler's Wife. This was interfering with my ability to catch a flight.
I'm having lots of fun doing Not-Really-Necessary Pre-Trip Things. Like, baking and freezing muffins so the children will have them while I'm gone, and doing an extra hair-glossing treatment, and browsing travel sizes of things I already have in travel sizes, and ordering a new skirt I probably won't bring with me even if it fits. But still: fun! I wonder if this is why articles like "12 Days to the Perfect Summer Eyebrow!" are popular: they give a feeling of pleasant work toward a pleasant goal, but without being important enough to cause stress?
I've also been working on things I really do want to work on before I go, like my Milk and Cookies post due Wednesday mornings: my flight comes in Tuesday night, so perhaps I should get that done ahead of time? And yet, I am still distracted by last week's post, in which I made a list of postcard sets I've found useful for Postcrossing. Because in the process of writing it, I found a search term ("postcard book cards") that has found me way more cards than I've found before. I've already ordered a book of Marilyn Monroe postcards, and in my cart I have Lincoln postcards, SomeEcards postcards, and flower fairies postcards (even though the artist isn't from the U.S.). I keep browsing through page after page of possibilities.
AND I've been distracted by the post I wrote for tomorrow's Milk and Cookies (edit: it's posted now), which is going to be about small happy purchases (like, $10 and under). Writing such an article encouraged me to research future small happy purchases I could consider. There has been much browsing, and some of it has been of LARGE happy purchases. I want this bird salt-and-pepper set so badly:
Summer sleep-away camp supplies - I am in a TIZZ about Elizabeth going to Girl Scouts camp this summer. I’m GLAD she’s going, and I’m glad she WANTS to go, but it’s a week and this is the f...