I love the feeling of being organised.
Note the word feeling.
When I used to serve in the RAF some hundred years ago, I was super efficient, organised and proud but when I became a (neurotic) momma, it all fell to the wayside. Somehow I lost my zest to dettol every surface in the house and prioritise my life within a nano second of accuracy. Now I just make lists and thrive on a deadline although I have to say Im still a neat freak. I suppose I live my life on nervous energy but secretly love the challenge even though sometimes I think I burst a blood vessel from the urgency.
And so with less than 20 hours to go before I fly off this frozen island, Im more or less sorted. Plus I only got my Studio Calico kit yesterday (about a week later than normal...customs, grrrr!) which had me in a bit of a panic because I didn't want to leave without doing a few layouts. I stayed awake last night til 2am churning out 4 layouts and a project; Im in the middle of doing two more which has left me feeling very smug with myself. Ive got my dollars, Ive got a few essentials from the shops to take with me (and choc for the Studio Calico girls....and boy!) and Ive just to dry off a pair of trousers and a blouse, pack it and prick it and mark it with B etc etc - then I am done.
Im driving to my freinds house tonight who conveniently lives less than 2 miles from Manchester airport (thanks Jane xx) and stay over for pre-flight shenanigans. Im packing Ellies Flip Video (just in case I get an exclusive with Paris Hilton who is launching her own range of craft products oh and Jane Seymour will be there too.... talk about celebsville), my mac attack (for blog updates and sneak shares-ies), my Ipod, countless mags and pics of my guys as I will miss them so, so much. Even the pooch who had his stitches out today, little love.
Its real sad that one of my fave scrap companies wont be there (scenic route) but I hope to drop by SEI, Maya Road and Basic Grey (come on, they are my no 1 favvo's). I may just sweep by American Crafts, October Afternoon, Sassafrass and last but by no means least Wubie prints (ok, I was joking about Wubie prints, yuk...do you remember those?). There wont be much scrap celeb spotting as my fave, Ali is preggo and about to download, Cathy never goes and even Elsie is off the scene. So this trip is purely a dedication of Studio Calico and the DT plus soaking up as much new stuff as the eye can take.
Ill prolly update with Im in Cali-forn-I-A.