I've accomplished quite a bit today considering my slow start this morning. Got my hair cut - it's been back before Christmas when I last had it cut. It looks and feels great and I think it will be easy to take care of for a while at least.
I mostly have all the clothes packed in my suitcase, with a few remaining odds and ends including shoes. My small carry on backpack is getting stuffed with still more to go into it, but I really don't want to have to wheel anything more than the large case. Everywhere I look around the house are odds and ends that have to be packed - phone, computer, Nook, chargers, etc.
Still no sign of the new debit card, but I still have 3 more mail deliveries. I'll just have to use my credit card if it doesn't arrive before I leave. I won't have to buy much on the train - I guess beer if I want any. They provide wine with dinner plus all meals for 1st class passengers, but I'll need cash for tips. I have no clue how much to tip anyone - it's been a long time since I've needed to tip except for local restaurants and pubs once in a while. I know I'll need to tip my room attendants and probably if anyone helps me get my big suitcase aboard.
I'm getting more excited about the trip by the day now. At first it was an overwhelming thought and I didn't know if I could do it. I still worry about tripping but I'll just be careful and will welcome any helping hand extended to me. What a switch for me! I've always been a do-it-myself inependent kind of person. I'd help anyone I could, but rarely needed help for myself. It's going to be a lesson in humility, but I'll smile if it kills me!
My oldest grandson will be 12 while I'm there. I can't believe he'll be a teen ager next year. Following right behind him turning 12 in December is Autumn. I hope I last long enough to see them all in their teens (and laugh when their parents complain).
There are a few small items I wanted to buy for the trip but just don't like to shop these days. All the time I've been at home with recovering from one thing and another, has been kind of nice, and I end up with spare cash at the end of the month! I also enjoy it more when I do get out.
As usual I write too much when I get started. This was going to be a short post! As my kids would say, I have 5 more "wake-ups" till I leave.
Parting With Memories:
5 hours ago