And this is what my new haircut looks like! Seemed like the best way when I could possibly be washing my hair with a bucket of cold water AND it's hot and humid there.
So - in less than 1 hour, I will be in the 2 day countdown to leaving for Fiji. I am more aware than ever that I will not be back in this house or town or state for a very long time. As I was squirting shampoo and conditioner into small travel size bottles, I started to think "I will just leave the rest here to use for when I come back" but realized that it will likely be used up by guests before that point arrives. I spent the day packing packing and packing. I packed and repacked my things a total of ... 4 times? 3 times for bag 1 and 2 times for bag 2. I've finally gotten everything in but I am about 8 pounds overweight on the bags, so if I have to pay for that so be it ... I can't decide what to take out! Not my flippers, not my crazy creek chair, and definitely not my giant bag of Swedish Fish. A decision WAS made for me though ... no water proof camera. It is broken. WHAT?! I haven't used it in ages and it is broken ... perfect. I added a new piece of luggage though - a pelican case. It will carry my photography stuff in it and keep it safe in the humidity of Fiji. The camera store talked me into it. I'm a sucker! I think I have gotten all my last minute items and hopefully can relax in the next couple of days.
Lift-off at 1120 am on Monday for LA and 930pm on Tuesday for Fiji and land in Fiji at 10somthing am on Thursday!!