Day 232: August 27th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Ksexase To” by CReal
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Keep Calm and Drink Tequila”
Anything to Note =
Seriously tedious day.
I was up early after a restless usual no sleep night – partly I am sure to the fact that my mum and I watched The Thaw horror film late last night about a parasite that crawls into your skin – just thinking about it again gives me the shivers!! I went through bedbugs and so naturally anything about small creatures crawling over you is not the greatest way to make me feel relaxed. How could it to anyone!
Anyway, we had a workman come over early so was up early and had to be out of my room so I literally spent the whole day upstairs at the desk where I can get Internet….doing tedious things….dealing with tedious things! Literally – I was there from 10am sitting at that desk until close to 7pm!
First I spent hours looking for a flight for my dad to come over to London. It’s his birthday in two days so we’ve been searching for a flight over tomorrow for the week so we could be together and there was simply nothing! I mean, I would not give up as I really thought there had to be a way – I searched air miles, all airlines, cheap websites, combinations of planes…the only flights I could find that we’re not sold out were outrageous in price! So now we’re all disappointed. I can hear it in my dad’s voice too. I’ve never spent a birthday away from him. And I know he will be over for when the schmonkie is here and that’s not far away, but it’s just sad.
Then I had to move on to figuring out Stuart’s flight to come over for when Fashion finishes. So more searching and irritation at how expensive things are. I was however able to figure out a way to pay out less by using some of my mum’s air miles. Annoyingly I discovered that my mum’s United air miles had expired and she had lost a lot – enough for two trips to USA and back – and this happened in March when my parents were sick and of course pre-occupied and nobody checked. But there was an option for reinstatement for money so to do so and use air miles brings the price down for Stuart. A little more successful, or we’ll see, but again was not ideal.
Then had to deal with mortgage emails and a lack of understanding and miscommunication with back and forth of emails that were driving me crazy! They kept saying they didn’t have attachments when they did and not understanding what I was talking about, and all of this is from my blackberry as my work email is on there. I was trying to take care of things to keep Stuart from having to deal with it as he was busy at work today, but my blood started to boil….I was already stressed from the day so far and I just couldn’t deal with re-explaining again and again, using different tactics. I had to give up and asked Stuart to just re-send what we had sent over ten days ago on his lunch break.
I knew I needed to get out and away from the desk and soon.
Instead I tried to do as much as I could as I was already at the desk. I have to swap over planners as my current one ends in three days and I have been putting it off! I have to copy by hand all my notes and all that into the new planner – yup, I still believe in hand written planners versus on my blackberry. I fear for everything being wiped! And actually something happened to my blackberry a few weeks ago and all my photos were wiped! Which was horrible!! So I now have less faith in the technological planner than ever! But copying everything is….
Anyway, it got to 7pm and I just couldn’t do anymore. I needed to get up and out and some fresh air…to breathe out the stress of today.
Out for a walk around the park!!
What a day. A tedious one.
Day 217: August 12th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by Bette Midler
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Baby Prep”
Anything to Note =
I just spent hours….HOURS….literally trying to go online to do my 365 upload while watching the closing ceremony of the Olympics…so am irritated. The stupid wireless router downstairs where I am staying is just not working…..ahhhhhhhh!!!
So I apologize for any weird tones in this upload as am annoyed!!!!!!
I arrived in London late last night. Much cooler here so hopefully it will stay like that – although when I went out to do my walking and some grocery shopping earlier it was quite warm….but of course cooler than Greece!
So this is it then.
The final haul.
The final leg on the journey.
No more flying, now it’s…nesting time.
I knew I had NYC to get through until I left for London with Stuart to see his family and friends. And then I knew I had London with Stuart to go through. And while in London I knew I still had Greece ahead to see my family. And then with the extension of the Greece trip that helped stall the idea of flying back to London.
And now, it’s back to London…to have the baby!!
That freaks me out! Now that I am here. On that final leg of the journey.
I still don’t know what is going on, despite my super uncomfortable flight from Athens to London last night – the little schmonkie was moving around a lot and I had a lot of pressure, and then nausea….not so great.
This little schmonkie is moving around a lot in general. A LOT!!!
Yeah, still in denial….but I do know that instead of going to bed last night after I arrived I went into work mode and wanted to unpack everything, and put all baby things away into the baby chest of drawers that I had left in the flat after I arrived from NYC, and set up things, and build the foldable stroller my mum had bought us, and read all the stroller instructions, and open the Moses basket and put the changing mat on top of the drawers, and put away all the clothes after folding them all and sorting them by size, and the baby bath tub, and the baby bath products, and the baby blankets, and the…..and the…..and…..
I was up until 4am doing all this!! Amid fighting tears and emotions that kept arising, then back to denial to push on and get it all done.
I eventually had to stop as my back was seizing.
I did too much as I am feeling the pain today in my feet, legs and back. I just had to do all I could for some reason…I get like that.
Maybe to get it out of the way in one go and not be overwhelmed multiple days, although I am overwhelmed every day, so hmmmmmm….
Okay, must post this before something with this Internet fails and I lose it!!
Day 185: July 11th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking/Packing/Travelling
Dance of the Day was = “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Paul Carrack
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Mr. Giraffe”
Anything to Note =
I am leaving on a jet plane…
It’s LEAVING DAY!!!! It’s TRAVEL DAY!!!!
I think I’ve mentioned this before in another blog, but it’s funny because Stuart and I are leaving today – Stuart for only two weeks right now – but we’re not flying on the same flight! We leave within 20 minutes of each other from JFK, from different terminals, on different airlines – me on BA and Stuart on Virgin (which is way better!). And we arrive within 20 minutes of each other at Heathrow tomorrow, different terminals.
It worked out cheaper this way as I had to get on a BA flight to be on the same return flight as my mum when I come back to the States, but the cheapest flights were not BA, so Stuart did one of those cheap-not-know-you’re-airline sites and got on Virgin – so that was cool!
So we’ll see each other when we drive to JFK tonight and then I will see him again when I get picked up tomorrow morning after we arrive! Strange!!
If only we could communicate across the ocean, thousands of miles up in the air!!
If only BBM worked while flying haha!!
I will miss him 🙂
But we get to save money so that’s a bonus!
If I make it to the plane as still haven’t packed and am at the office…..aHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
So this is my last day in America until JANUARY!!!
For just under 6 months!!!
Next time I’ll be back in the USA it will be in 2013 with a little schmonkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!