Monday, November 10, 2008

Sa-wat dee ka!

I have nothing to report on the crafting front. Nothing. At all. I’m STILL working on that cabled scarf. I’m STILL working on that drawing (barely). But most of all I’m working on getting ready for a trip. And it’s driving me totally batty.

We leave next week for a three week trip to Thailand. We have family and friends there to visit. I have been only once before in 1990. This will be my daughter’s first trip. So I’m going nuts with the preparations. I admit I’m a little freaking out about the looooong plane ride - 11+ hours to Tokyo (2+hr layover) with still another 7+ hours to Bangkok from there. Ugh. I am mostly freaking about entertaining a six year old in close quarters for that many hours. I bought coloring books, activity books, Klutz books, regular books, new markers (the set of 12) to use with the sketch book I got from Stubby Pencil Studio (remember?) because she loves to draw and a volume locking child’s headphone set she can use with her NintendoDS or my extra 1gb iPod that I’m gonna cram with her favorite music (High School Musical and other related popsy type songs. Although I have to say she has a wide variety of likes when it comes to music.) and possibly some audio books. You think that’s enough stuff?!?! They tell me the airplanes are equipped with all sorts of cool entertaining things for kids now plus I’m sure they’ll show a few movies. Right?

I’ve also been stressing about buying gifts. You know how it is… you haven’t seen people in ages you just feel the need to bring gifts. The hardest part has been finding something that they might not have over there. Something made in the USA is even harder to find. I’m still hunting for a few more gifts.

Sooooo other than the stress of getting ready to travel, the stress of the thought of traveling, and the stress of all this gift purchasing I’m also feeling stressed about missing Thanksgiving and a birthday with my hubby (his birthday, not mine. We’ll be back in plenty of time for mine *grin* - mine is Dec. 24 if you’re wondering hehehe). That’s right. He doesn’t get to go this time around. It was a tough decision. I’m regretting it some now but what must be done must be done.

Ok. I’m off. I admit there’s a good possibility I won’t be back on until the New Year. When we get back there’ll be a lot to do what with Christmas fast approaching. Till then happy holidays to you all and God Bless!


the photos I've shared in this post are photos my mom took in Thailand and sent over
Sa-wat dee is "hello" and "good-bye" in Thai