In a few short hours, we’ll be heading out to the airport.
We are somewhat packed. Our daughter’s stuff is packed. BDH is mostly packed. Our suitcase full of miscellany (snacks, diapers, odds and ends) is packed. Me? Not so much packed.
It won’t take long. I know what I am taking and I am not taking much outside t-shirts and yoga pants. I don’t plan on going out much… we mostly want to stay in at the hotel and get to know our daughter.
Our daughter is already a fashion plate, I tell you what. And she’s got some pretty nifty toys, too. She’s got bottles and outfits and all sorts of stuff in that suitcase. I know we are missing something important — it always happens — but I can’t be bothered to worry about that now.
Still have a cat to take to the “spa”, and some clothes to wash, and a lot of coffee to drink. I am not taking my mask for sleeping — between carrying it, getting bottled water for the reservoir, and keeping it on the power converter all night long, it’s just too much of a hassle — so I took last night to get used to sleeping without it. And needless to say, I slept like ass.
Well, might as well get used to the sleep deprivation early, because it is certainly coming.
We’re taking a billion cameras. Our daughter, as Kelly has often said, will come to think her daddy’s head is camera-shaped. Well, we’re not going to miss a MINUTE. Also, we’re taking our little inexpensive laptop to store pictures and video, so we can just keep taking MORE. And access the internet, of COURSE. We’ll post what we can of our journey. You’ve shared this much with us, you might as well see it through.
The cats know something is up, and they’re a little freaked out. DUDE. They have NO idea what’s in store. Their little worlds are going to CHANGE.
OUR little world is going to change. In a couple short days.
Our five-year-long journey to become a family is almost over, and a new one is just beginning.