Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Pre-Travel Musings...



Went to bed at midnight. Woke up at 4 a.m. Ride comes at 8 am. Plane leaves at 1:10 pm. Two hour wait in Philadelphia. Hours later, arrive Shannon Airport.

Jittery, here.

Cats and dogs are delighted to get an early breakfast and have ear scratches, cooing and snuggles. Dubby keeps following the cats hoping for someone to play with him.

Sitting here in the dark, with the computer monitor as the light source, a moth flew to my screen then dived into my coffee cup. I am very grateful I saw this as I would have sipped moth...

I've packed as much as I think I need. LD loaned her North Face fleece (the #1 Choice of High School students here) and R. sent over a packable Gore-tex jacket. I did not pack any cute shoes unless you think the bluefish Sperry's are cute. I bought those to stomp through rainy days with comfy feet.

See that Hello Kitty suitcase? I'm traveling with the giant Go-Across-the-Big-Water suitcase I bought at a garage sale months ago. LS took it to France and if it can survive traveling with Mr. Rough and Tumble, it will do fine with me. I put a bright pink tassel on it so he could find it quickly. The tassel survived and will lead me to it in Ireland.

It seems that the three other preachers traveling with me are having fits, too. I spoke with each several times yesterday and they sound frayed, tired and anxious.

Thank you, LLS for your sweet call. Hey! NJ Girl? So glad to hear from you! And, my wild Epis. priest buddy from the Young Clergywomen's Conf. called to say she'd begun blogging even if she hasn't posted yet! Yippee! NJ Girl: get a blog. I want both of you to become RGBP's. LLS, you'd be a great RGBP, too and your kitties could blog!

Songbird, I'll miss talking with you everyday. It will be weird to not tell you all the goofy details along the trip.

If you didn't call me yesterday, it's because you couldn't get through. I was on the phone ALL DAY LONG.

I'm going to be brave today and travel over water to Ireland. I commend my family and friends and Little Church to God's good care. I will be sweet to my traveling buddies (not difficult but they are TESTY)and drink plenty of water.

I wish I was neurotic about Post-Industrial European Studies rather than leaving home. It would be easier.

Brave and trying to be Tall and Commanding,

St. Casserole

17 comments:

Songbird said...

I'll miss you, too, but I know you'll have a wonderful time!

more cows than people said...

have a GREAT time.

i hope all the pre-travel anxiety melts quickly away.

revmutha said...

Yo Yo Yo, Have a blast, St. C! I'll try to have my blog up and running by the time you return from the Emerald Isle!
Love,
RevMutha

Sue said...

Have a wonderful time and raise a mug of ale for all the RGBPs who miss you when you are away!!

Presbyterian Gal said...

As a young friend once said to me before I had to fly overseas, "Don't worry, angels don't drop planes".

You're going to have a great time and come back with wonderful tales to tell.

thankyoudarlin said...

Have a wonderful time - you'll be missed!

Mary Beth said...

Traveling mercies! Will be holding you in prayer. Hope it is renewing, refreshing, delicious.

1-4 Grace said...

I miss you already!
Safe travels, be sweet, and drink plenty of ale.

zorra said...

Traveling mercies to you,and I know it will be a wonderful trip.

Cathy said...

If I had known you were up at 4, I would have called you.. Of course that would have been 3 your time.

I hope you have the most wonderful trip. (I know you are already on your way now!)

PPB said...

I get travel anxiety, too.
I know you're going to have a fabulous trip, though---once you get out the door.
Take pictures!

Brenna said...

I hope you have an awesome time! Watch out though, some of the best pick-up lines I've gotten in my life came from pubs in Ireland.

Jiff said...

Traveling mercies....

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Oh have a wonderful time!! They will not want to let you come home cause they will want to keep you for themselves!

Mary Beth said...

Missing you!

Songbird said...

Why aren't you back yet? I miss you!!

Diane said...

can't wait to hear about your trip!