Chile here I come... ready or not!
I am officially 95.31% packed. The seams of my red and purple suitcases are screaming. And yes, I feel like I packed the kitchen sink. Usually, packing is not such an adventure. However, this time I had to pack for 5 months and 3 seasons -- not to mention all my medicine that makes me look like a gringa druggie.
I was able to visit Cape Girardeau last week and tie up some loose ends. Moreover, I got to see some of my really close friends in the area. Whew, we had oodles of fun. I really do love that area -- the people, the scenery, the river, the food. I am still praying whether I should teach there for Block 4 in the spring semester. This summer finished my international studies minor; this fall finishes my Spanish major; and the spring will finish my education major. Graduate of 2010.
I have been taking Benadryll since Sunday to help clear up my nasal cavities (whew, that's a vivid sentence). It makes flying easier, and the anticipation leading up to the trip smoother (zzz). It still has not dawned on me that I leave in less than 35 hours! ... not that I'm counting.