A Sydney girl who once had a French Bulldog called Marcel
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Next week I leave for a 6 week trip. First stop Mexico. It’s a trip I’ve pinned and daydreamed about for years. Mr B and I have not had an overseas trip together since we went to Greece in 2011. I’m not complaining, it is what it is. Or soon will be. Whilst I would have loved one, road trips with Marcel were far superior. I’ve booked almost everything now, a huge leap from last week, after a massive booking binge. I’m still shocked my bank didn’t freeze my credit card.
I am not excited. I am not nervous. None of my usual reactions before trips (even work overnighters) like waking up in the middle of the night remembering I’ve forgotten to pack something really vital like socks have hit me. Yet.
There has been a lot on my mind. To distract me from thinking about Marcel I may have put just a little bit too much on my plate. Life went very quickly from thinking of excuses to stay home on a Saturday night, to filling every minute with some activity or another. Life has been mostly better. Busy and full. I need to sit still for a bit. It remains to be seen how I’ll go with that. We both need this break and I am so glad I went ahead with what seemed like a kneejerk reaction at the time I booked it.
We are also renovating our bathroom when we’re away. I am obviously not doing the renovating, but have done the design, bought every tap and tile, thought and rethought layout and function. Spent hours in sauna-like plumbing supply warehouses. My entry way is currently full of boxes of tiles that you have to climb to over to get to the front door. Again pinterest has a lot to answer for. We wanted matte black tapware. ‘That’ll look great’ everyone said. Why was it so hard to find then? A last minute change to the vanity we are getting made was thankfully possible because the taps we wanted weren’t able to be coated black. The cheap option soon became a bit more expensive. Then a bit more. Then ‘fuck it,’ let’s just get exactly what we want. Like we should have done in the first place. Please cross everything that we come back to a functional, if not complete, bathroom. Thank you in advance.