So back to the preparations, such as they are at this point, I spent a good hour discussing life and packing with my Seester-Rose and then an additional almost that long discussing life and other things with my Mad-Missouri friend! After which I took the nap, lol. I have now shifted my focus to using all my veggies up in the refrigerator, finding little things that need dealing with in the house, pointing out to the MA what plants need supervising inside and out, and making a mental list of some things that I need to get at the grocery store to begin the almost 2 weeks that I will be out of the house. Not that he isn't a big boy and can take care of himself, mind you, but at least it will be a few days before he starts mooching off his children or eating at McDonalds. LOL- kidding, that probably won't happen much at all.
Last night I decided to look into more travel locations- shocking, I know- and began by looking into the Sorrento/Capri region, but that is not a place to see "things" it seems like that is a place to look at the scenery. Which is fine with me! So I did a little search about Rome- and found the Roman Forum! This is a place that is going to push all of my buttons. Columns, antiquity, ruins...... ah yes. I can hardly believe that I am saying I will be seeing these let alone imagine being there. SO FREAKING COOL.
One place I have not even looked at yet is Assisi. No idea what is happening there, but if it is on the tour, there must be some redeeming qualities. Right?? (LETS GO BACK TO FLORENCE!!) (shameless link to David again) HAHA. Seriously though, I have been telling everyone that after I get my fix of Florence, the rest of it I am going to be a non-interfering art teacher (quit laughing) and go with the flow. I actually love just going along and letting stuff happen, it really is fun to relinquish all control and go with it. I find it quite easy to step out of my teacher and parent mode and become a different person all together. Doesn't happen much, but I can play that role!
I have a couple things on my agenda today, so I suppose I should work on them sooner rather than later. The day is supposed to begin nicely, with rain forecast for later. Maybe would be a good morning to go and remove a few weeds from the flower garden before the MA decides that he should take it upon himself to rip off the tops and not invest the time to get the roots of said weeds out. We shall see how this all goes!
Mostly, I have to keep my mind from running off into panic mode and keep making little lists that I can accomplish in a timely fashion. And do the things on my list RIGHT AWAY instead of waiting for the last minute- not that I do things like that or anything...... hehehe.
So until tomorrow, or later, or whenever- Be a joy giver everyone