Monday, September 13, 2010

New Hampshire or Bust

I’m headed to Squam.  Finally!  I was so excited I couldn’t sleep last night.  Well, excited and terrified I wouldn’t wake up in time to make my flight.  Good thing, since it took me all night to finish packing.  I was making my nametag at 2:15 a.m. and dying my roots at 3.  A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.  Needless to say, I feel like death warmed over right now.  My contacts feel like they’re glued to my eyeballs. 

I left the house at 5 and within a mile of my house, I ran over a cat.  I hate that!  I’m holding on to the hope that it won’t bring me any bad luck.  It wasn’t a black cat at least, but I feel horrible just the same.  I said some big prayers for a quick and painless death for said cat and continued down the road, toothpicks holding my eyelids open.

I remember now why I used to always check my laptop with my other luggage when I used to fly more often.  I had it tucked away in my new Fossil computer satchel and I wanted to cry.  It was cutting into my shoulder so badly on the walk to the terminal from my car.  I have two rolling suitcases, my satchel (I love that word), and my purse.  I found myself singing about having sweat rolling down my back to try to brighten my spirits.  “I have sweat rolling down my back, as you’re checking me out, it’s rollin’ down my crack!”  There were a few creepy, gawky men I passed by and my little ditty helped me cope.  I cooled off once I got on the plane and found a seat.  The very young little dude sitting next to me was very chatty for the first bit.  Then I crashed out while listening to the audio book I purchased called “Eat, Pray, Love."  I have found that purchasing these books on Itunes is the only way for me to read any more.   I was able to catch about two hours of sleep from San Antonio to Baltimore.  Waking up was painful.  Also realized that little dude’s parents were sitting behind him.  For some reason it made me feel weird and kind of cougary that they were listening to our conversation and I didn’t know it.  Not that I would have said anything different if I had know they were there, I just can imagine his mom was perked up and on guard. 

I’m flying from Baltimore to Manchester now.  I will meet Cinderella, my sister in law, there and we will rent a car to drive up to Holderness, New Hampshire where our camp awaits.  We’ll be exploring the area for the next two days.  Camp starts on Wednesday afternoon.  I can’t wait. 

1 comment:

  1. shoot, i was probably on your flight from aus?! to baltimore and baltimore to new hampshire? kindred spirits waiting to happen...

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