Today, I embark on my journey and head off to London! I can’t believe that today is OFFICIALLY here. It sure came fast.
Yesterday, I was able to spend a nice day at home with Brian and my family (minus Kenny 😦 ) making sure that everything was in it’s place and all ready to go.
The day literally seemed to fly by. I started the day with my Coco Wheats, started making phone calls to my bank about being abroad, sending necessary e-mails, packing last minute items, and the next thing I knew it was lunch time!
It was actually way after my “usual” lunchtime between 11 and 12, it was 1pm! I was shocked that my stomach wasn’t growling.
Mom made us a delicious lunch from a Sparkpeople.com recipe. This tortellini soup was perfect for a cloudy fall day like yesterday.
I then decided that I needed to get out of the house, so Brian and I headed to Plato’s Closet to sell some of my old clothes, which landed me an extra $13.50 for my trip! The rejects ended up going to the Goodwill drop box.
I didn’t realize how much stuff I was actually giving away until I had Brian take this picture. Because I am going to be gone for a year, while packing up my clothing I really tried to downsize and take note of the things I hadn’t worn in the past year (or years!). I have a hard time getting rid of things like that because I am worried that I may need that super short flowery skirt from high school at some point in the near future…I know, I’m crazy. It honestly felt like a weight off of my shoulders getting rid of some old items that I no longer use giving someone else the opportunity to wear the items.
After those errands, Brian and I came back home. He napped while I helped Mom with dinner. Since this was my last meal at home, my mom let me pick it out. So, naturally I picked all of my favorites!
Grilled salmon, asparagus, brown rice, and homemade caesar salad. The meal was delicious and everyone raved about the salad because I put a double batch of dressing on it.
We then hurried to clean up the dishes and all pack into my dad’s little car to go to see the movie 50/50.
Now, I have to admit that when my mom told me that was the movie we were seeing on the night before I leave everyone who is close to me for nearly a year I was a little less than thrilled. I totally thought that this movie would be a tear jerker, and while a few tears were shed (but that honestly happens in most movies with me) it was a very witty, funny, and feel good movie. Thank goodness! I don’t know if any of us could have handled a tear jerker!
This morning, I woke up bright and early to squeeze in a quick workout since I will be sitting for like a million hours (that’s not an exaggeration). I did the same workout that I did in the lake house, quick and total body!
I showered up, made myself a little cup of coffee and had a tasty apple with peanut butter.
Now, we are headed off to Chicago to spend the day and catch my plane!! Wish me luck 🙂