Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Castaway

My head is pounding! I crammed a weeks worth of living into two days, and we have to be up at 5:30 AM tomorrow in order to get to the airport.
And while it's my own fault I still want sympathy!

Today I lined and hemmed my silk dress. And no one, NO ONE!!! will ever be permitted to see the interior. It's that bad!

The sleeves on my little black jacket needed to be hemmed but they were already short, so I added a black bias tape edge to them and it actually made them look kind of smart. Let's hope people will see the smartness of the sleeve edges and not notice the hideous job I did in easing the sleeves into place. I'm still not entirely sure, but I may have put them in backwards!

I made Wilbur a batch of food but I ran short and hope desperately that Vet Tech Girl will carry on in our absence.

I checked out 6 books at the library but only have room for 4 in my luggage.

I made a quick (and expensive) trip to Petco and when what you need is in a locked display case, look out!!! it's not gonna be cheap!

Then onto the shoe store. When I finished my silk dress I threw on my favorite patent leather sandals and the damn back strap on one of them wouldn't stay up!! Thank God I found a cute pair of black satin heels on the clearance rack! I get the clearance rack while Wilbur gets the locked vault stuff!!! It would appear that he is the high maintenance member of this family.

Then came time to pack and I didn't get started till after dinner. Passports, electrical plug adaptors, cords for all of our electronic devices, does my new flat iron work in Europe? Are we checking baggage or not? What the hell is the weather going to be like over there? OMG, I only have one set of contact lenses left and I just ran out of saline solution! I forgot to renew my vehicle registration, it's due at the end of the month, and I had to jump online and renew it!! Baby Girl is using my car and now we need to get it inspected ad nauseum, and she's in the middle of finals!!
In the middle of all this Hans told me he needed my phone to update it for use in Europe. I didn't snarl. I didn't!!!!!!!!!

While I was running back and forth in my attempt to pack, I nearly had a heart attack when I saw this:

Wilbur had jumped into my suitcase.

He dug around and made a nice little nest.

If I thought for one second I could get away with it...


Two Pitties in the City said...

Can't wait to hear about the wedding of the century. You better check that Clorax isn't a castaway too...I know she is so much better at camouflaging herself.

laura said...

You are so right, I never thought about that! However she hates the outdoors so I think we're safe.

Debbie Cook said...

That face!! Wilbur is the cutest pup ever. Next to mine, of course. I wish I was closer - I'd babysit him and grind up his food. But you'd come back home and find out he sleeps in beds and hogs the pillow. ;-)

Safe travels and remember to have fun!!

Mid-Life Cruising! said...

You're on your trip by now, so hope you're having fun. Can't blame Wilbur for trying to sneak in your suitcase. Can't wait to hear about your trip.

laura said...

Debbie, when we sail to Florida this winter you're more than welcome to grind Wilbur's food! Believe me he'd be sleeping in our bed if I didn't want him to get used to his crate at night.

Mid Life, we're having fun except for the crappy internet access.