12.28.2006

Ready, Set, Go!

I'm all packed up now with only a few last minute things I'll need to add. And I must say, I think I did pretty well with the packing, there's extra space for presents and it's not unbearably heavy. Okay, so hubby made me unpack some things, but I unpacked some stuff on my own too. I still have to get a couple of things cleaned up at home, finish the laundry, etc., but overall I'm feeling pretty well prepared for my departure.

In the meantime I've been bathing myself in everything Africa, from reading the wonderful and highly endorsed by me Half of a Yellow Sun to watching DVDs on the war in Uganda and reading articles upon articles about the war and its affect on the youth of Uganda, I'm all things Africa right now. Hopefully I'm prepared enough when I go, my worst fear is going and feeling completely ignorant on the issues that the Ugandans are dealing with.

And of course I'm spending every spare second of time I have with my hubby!

I'm nervous and excited. I'm finally slowing down my obsessing about my packing and worrying about whether or not I should bring something and I'm enjoying every day at home to the fullest and not really thinking too much about the trip yet. I know it's only days away, but there's so much going on before that! Most importantly, the Steelers @ Bengals game that I'LL BE GOING TO on New Year's Eve! I'm so excited, even though the Steelers are out of it, I love going to their live games. And with the impending move, this may be my last chance for a long time. I hope to knock every playoff dream off of the Bengals' faces on Sunday! I know, it's evil and ruthless, but hey, I gotta root for something, right?

Hopefully I'll be blogging from Uganda so y'all can keep up with me, though I doubt I'll be able to keep up on reading blogs since I heard the computers are insanely slow there, so I apologize if I don't visit you as often as usual while I'm gone. Please leave comments and messages for me on my blog so I can keep up with what's going on in your life!

Much love and peace for the New Year to everyone.

10 comments:

Mas said...

If you don't write here again before you go - Good luck mai wen, I hope all goes well for you. I look forward to reading your reflections when you get back.

I'm on summer holidays until the 8th, so I'm reading, relaxing, chatting, movie-going, and cards-and-board-game playing.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds so fricking exciting!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mai wen said...

Mas, sounds like you'll be having a very relaxing time! Thank you for your well wishes!!

I am very excited, Elizabeth!! And nervous of course, but plenty excited to make up for that! :) You have a great New Year yourself BFF!!

mai wen said...

P.S. Elizabeth, I'll make sure to take a picture of Uganda clouds just for you, I promise!! So keep an eye out for it on my blog!

Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK! be safe. I can't wait to hear about it. L-Andrea R.

mai wen said...

Thank you so much Andrea, SERIOUSLY we'll have to get together when I get back and we can chat about it! Did you get my card???

Love you, thanks so much for your support!

angie said...

Be safe, have fun, do good.

This is so super cool & groovy - enjoy every last minute of it! How awesome is it to be spending New Year's in Uganda?! Okay, horrible sentence, but you get what I mean...

mai wen said...

Thanks Angie! Of course my flight to JFK had to be canceled and now I'm on hold with stupid Delta!! Grrrr, drama drama drama the night before I leave. Very frustrating and making it hard for me to enjoy every minute before I leave...

Though the Steelers win was a very joyful experience, especially since I was in the stadium to watch it!!! What a crazy game!

Amra Pajalic said...

Good luck Mai Wen. I hope you have a safe journey and a wonderful trip. Looking forward to hearing about it.

mai wen said...

Thank you!! Hope your writing's going well.

 

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