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I Hate Packing

I really do. I really, really hate packing. Which is probably why I have just been procrastinating compiling everything I own in one single suitcase until the morning that I leave. To be exact, two hours before I leave for the airport. What is wrong with me?!

Okay, to be fair, I started packing last night and I got all my toiletries together and got a fair idea of what clothes I wanted to bring. The problem was, of course, that I had too much clothes. I bought these air compressor bags where you put your clothes in and then roll it and it sucks all the air out, making it flatter. They were somewhat helpful, then Andrew called me.

Since he’s been so busy in Florida, we haven’t had a lot of time to talk, so I really wanted to talk to him on the phone for a while before I left, since neither of us would be able to get a hold of each other. So, we probably talked for at least a couple hours (isn’t it weird how time passes so fast when you want it to the least?) and in that time I was growing tired so I just crawled into bed.

Well…I eventually started dozing while we were talking, and his voice kind of kept waking me up. So we hung up and I really was going to get back up out of bed and finish packing…but I fell asleep.

So here I am, yet again procrastinating finishing packing. Am I the only one that has a packing problem? Sometimes I think I am, haha.

I guess to the main point of this blog, I am so stoked for France and Italy. We so excited, so so excited (okay, I’ll stop…click). I’ll be gone for twelve days and probably won’t have access to a computer or the internet; I’ll miss you all dearly. <3 I promise to take tons of pictures and blog about it later. If you’re starting summer break, have fun!!

(And in case I’m taken, tell my mommy and daddy I love them. Jk. Jk. :P)

Please Don’t Take My Sunshine Away

Andrew left Friday evening for Orlando, Florida. Him and his family are going on a Disney theme park kind of vacation; they’re going to almost all of the Disney parks and I think they’re going to be gone for a week and a couple days. It was really hard for me to say goodbye to him because when I’m in France and Italy I won’t be able to talk to him hardly at all (no phone or laptop). But, c’est la vie!

I’m leaving for my trip Wednesday morning, and I guess I haven’t realized how close it is! It’s just been creeping up on me and I am not prepared at all. I haven’t even looked at the suitcases in the basement or planned out what I’m gonna wear. Ahhh!

I think I have a valid reason for my unpreparedness, though. This weekend we finally redid my room (!!!!). On Wednesday, my mom and sister switched the furniture in our rooms while I was at school and painted my sister’s room. I came home to my room in disaster and my sister’s all nice and neat. :P

We were waiting on a comforter that I ordered from Target before we went and got the paint for my room and could actually start on it. It finally came Thursday afternoon, and I was really pleased with it, so we took the sham that it came with to Home Depot and had them match the paint. It’s kinda cool how the computer/machine makes the paint the same exact shade. Or maybe I’m just a dork. ;)

My mom woke up bright and early Saturday morning to get start on my room. I’m not a morning person, so I was not exactly chirping with happiness, but I eventually got up and we moved all my furniture out and started painting. It took us what seemed like forever, but we finished it and I lovelovelove the color. :love: We moved my furniture back in at night once the room had time to air out and dry. Today I finished putting up all my shelves (except two, which I spray painted a different color so they’re drying) and getting everything organized. So all I have left is to put my curtains and shelves up!

I am really really happy with how it all turned out. :D My old room was alright, but it was more for 13 or 14 year old me, not 17 year old me. I’ve put up some before and after pictures:



(The purple is a little bit darker than in the pictures, my camera wasn’t taking very good pictures that represented the actual color.)

What do you guys think? :)