The past few weeks have pretty much been about shopping and prepping.
I had to buy a nice coat. I went to the mall a few weeks ago, saw a coat at one store and feel in love with it, but I decided to wait until I'd seen options at other stores. (Bear with me, or else skip to the next paragraph if you don't want to hear a boring story about coats.) Right enough, I saw another really cute coat at another store. It looked amazing on me. so I was in a dilemma. In the end, I decided to get the first coat. Later, I regretted that decision as I thought the second coat looked better on me. I went back to the mall a few days later and purchased the second one with the intention of returning the first. After a while and after trying the two coasts on in succession, I figured that the first coat was better because it was sturdier. I was all set to return coat number two. Before I could do that I chanced upon a delightful third coat at another store which was practical and looked good on me. So, in the end, I returned coat number one, and now own coats number two and three. I think I'm happy with my choices.
On another note, I've had seven cavities filled this week in two sittings. Some people hate going to the dentist, I rather like it and I especially like getting cavities filled. I know, you may think I am peculiar (if you did not think that already) but it's true. I guess I like the sensation of it. The part that I don't like is when the anesthetic starts to wear off. I hate the itchy tingly feeling that comes with it. Also I wish that the dentist chair that I had to lie in was a bit more cushy. It hurt my head to lie there while the dentist was pushing and pulling on my teeth and jaws.
I've not yet really started to pack. I cannot believe that I have a mere ten days before I leave. I am starting to feel slightly nervous and I have these short flashes of emotion like "Wow, I can't believe I'm leaving" or "OMG, I'm scared", But I'd buried those feelings so deep that I can push them under quite easily again and pretend that everything is normal. And nothing out of the ordinary is going to happen. At all.