I am FREAKING OUT!!! Do I sound panicked? Because I am TOTALLY panicking! About what? I DON'T KNOW!!! I just don't know! Yes, I have to pack. SORT OF. I only have to get enough stuff together to keep us clothed in Biloxi for February, and Florida for March. And some toys to keep us all from cabin fever. And I get THREE SUITCASES to do it. So what's the problem? I don't know! Sigh. I have an entire suitcase left, and a good bit of room in the other two, and I'm still worried I won't have enough room for everything I want to bring. So I'm putting off packing, because somehow I guess if I don't try to fit it all, it will all fit? Got me.
Thank goodness Grandma Jane came to visit this week. She's been here to hold Sir Cries a Lot (who, actually, has been a super well behaved baby ever since his daddy got him some meds for his double ear infection-who knew?) and to entertain the big kids while their Mama runs up and down the stairs adding things to the suitcase ONE AT A TIME. And she helped Nick clean the house, top to bottom, while I played around on the computer. I was supposed to be loading the kids's iPod with Taylor and the Little People sing alongs, but really I was on FB (don't tell!) And, best of all, she babysat tonight so Nick and I could go out alone! Hooray! That's probably our tenth time out alone since Ava was born! Four (long long long) years ago!
And I have pics, I'll post them later. I thought that maybe if I journaled a little about this case of Crazy that has swept over me, it would make me feel better. It did NOT.
Oooh, but guess what? After bearing my soul to the too sweet wife of the guy Nick is relieving out in Guam, I have learned that...watching Lost isn't going to be a problem out there! And come on ya'll, this is BIG for me! I'd heard somewhere that you can't watch streaming videos on Guam. I don't really know what that means, other than it has something to do with being able to watch Lost on abc.com while we're stuck in a hotel waiting for a house, or in our house waiting for cable. But Mindy has assured me that you can, in fact, watch Lost on abc.com!!! So that's my victory of the day. Of the week! I found out this morning and I've been riding the high all day!
And as for more Lost obsession, Nick showed me a link for a bootleg of the first (alleged) four minutes of next week's premiere for Season Six. After a few minutes (nanoseconds) of going back and forth-should I watch it? should I skip it?- I decided to watch it. Ugh! Why do I do that? Remember when season three ended up being a FLASH FORWARD and the entire world was in SHOCK AND AWE? Not me, because I found out ahead of time on the internet.
Anyway, I watched it, and I'm still not sure if I think it was real. And if it was, it sort of sucked. So after that, I came down to reread the end of the Dark Tower series, which ends the same way that it looks like Lost is gonna end. The first time I read it, I thought it totally sucked, was, in fact, the worst ending to anything I'd ever read in my entire life. So, since it looks like the writers for Lost (who are admitted HUGE SK fans) are gonna take his lazy way out, I reread it, hoping maybe it wouldn't suck as much as I remembered. And you know what?
I better not have put all this energy into worrying about whether or not I can watch Lost on Guam, only to have it totally suck and be the Worst Ending to Anything-Even Worse Than the Dark Tower Ending. Got that? It BETTER NOT SUCK.
Wow. Now I DO feel better.