Right now, Josh is reconfiguring his office corner to accommodate a new (extra) desk and computer (which will hopefully make editing so much easier for him). Since our house is basically just one big room, any rearranging at all feels like the whole house is a mess for a day or two (until we can figure out how to make everything work). Normally, I'm a rather messy person, but when it comes to vacations I don't mess around. I really want to get this house as clean and organized as I can before we leave on Saturday. There's nothing worse than coming home from vacation to a list of chores to be done on top of all the unpacking! Thankfully, I was able to get a lot done over the weekend, so we only need to deal with the mess created by the rearranging.. and I don't feel overwhelmed. Not yet, at least! I can't promise it won't happen, haha.
I also feel really good about the food situation for our trip. I've mentioned that I was nervous about that because traveling with Crohn's disease is already difficult enough -- I want to be as prepared as I can be. Of course I can't make or buy anything yet or it'll start going bad before we even leave. That's the beauty of 100% real foods :)
Well, I'm rambling. I suppose I should get to the Progress Report.
Uggghgegeuhggg. When it comes down to it, I just don't want to. Trying to figure out where to squeeze that extra money for taxes is stressful. Sometime this week I need to take a break from road trip prep and just DO IT. Side note: this picture of me looking unimpressed in an old-school Robin costume really has nothing to do with budgeting (or anything, really), but I can imagine that Robin would be rather disappointed in me for ignoring this important issue for so long.. Also, it makes me laugh. So here it stays.
With the exception of a couple carb-heavy meals at good friends' birthday parties (I didn't eat any desserts, though! PROUD OF ME?), I've done a pretty good job of this so far! Over the weekend I visited our new health club and had some noninvasive tests run. I was very encouraged by the good report! Seems I'm doing a good job with my diet, and my new pal Pat was able to recommend some supplements to combat the (comparatively) few deficiencies I do have. (I say comparatively because it's waaaaaaay better than the last time I was evaluated - which is so encouraging!)
Obviously, I can't do much until the last few days before we leave, but I do have a list of simple and healthy snacks for the road and another list of vegan restaurants and natural groceries around our hotels. So needless to say, I feel pretty confident about the food situation. Now it's just a matter of executing the plan ;)
Get Back Into a Blogging Rhythm
I don't know why I've been so uninspired lately, but every time I sit down to write a blog post, I'm at a loss! I guess I'm still figuring out what I want this blog to be like.
That reminds me - there have been a lot of questions about where the June and July Year of Dates recaps are.. I'm so behind! We didn't even get to go on June's date until July, and then July was so busy that I could barely breathe, let alone blog. We had a lot of fun on both dates, and I will try to get at least one of those up before vacation starts (but I'm not making any promises).
How are your August Resolutions going? Is anyone else preparing for a big trip? Tell me I'm not the only normally messy person who gets super particular about cleaning right before vacation!