mostly done packing

and i feel like a complete and total nut job. two suitcases (a large one and a "carry-on" sized one) a "diaper bag" and the poodle's pet carrier. the diaper bag and pet carrier are obviously coming with me on the plane. i managed to fit the dvd player, dvds, a couple battery opperated toys, snacks, diapers, wipes, extra clothes, a blankie, a cosmetic bag with my personal junk, my planner, and a couple pieces of reading material in case the booger takes a nap all into one bag. the large suitcase contains the boogerbear and my own clothing and toiletries. now for the nut job part, the smaller suitcase holds nothing but scrapbooking junk. nothing but. seriously? when did i become such a freak that i have to drag enough scrapbooking materials around to keep me occupied for the few weeks i'll be gone? actually, my mom and grandmother both have giagantic tables i can spread all over, so its kinda a treat to have so much space to play on. like i said before, i hope to get some stuff done. specifically, i have plans for a card making class and a doodle journal class in the works. i hope to get samples/sketches done for those classes. jeez, though, a whole suitcase. (actually, some of my mandatory supplies even leaked into the large suitcase. freak.)

tomorrow we say goodbye to husband. he is scheduled to be up, up and away for 4 weeks, but keeps telling me that it will more than likely only be three. i hope so, but not too much. if i'm really looking forward to it, then he'll be gone five weeks instead. i'm actually ok with him being gone. it is part of his job after all. but, i think the part that i'm dreading the most is him not coming home like normal tomorrow. i always look forward to seeing him when he gets off and comes home. oh well, its just one night and then we're off to houston. i hope the boogerbear isnt affected too much my his dadooo's (husband) absense. i mean, what almost two year old understands that daddy is just out of town? that he'll be coming back soon? no, he's not gone forever. he's done ok in the past for a couple weeks at a time or so, but he's obviously more aware these days that the first trips that husband made out of town/country. husband traveled a good deal this past winter and the booger did just fine for his mommy. well, except for that one day. but that was 6 months ago. a LOT has changed in that time. that boy loves his dadooo. that boy will miss his dadooo. oh sweet jebus, please dont let the booger take it out on me.

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