My brain and I have been all over the place today trying to get ready for my trip to Florida tomorrow so here’s a list of random thoughts to go with my crazy day:
***Let’s get the bad stuff out of the way first – Florida lost their football game today. The Gators are breaking my heart early this season. They made a pretty poor showing against Miami for most of the game and the Hurricanes took advantage of that. My only consolations are that they didn’t lose to an SEC team and that early season losses are recoverable. Let’s remember that Florida has never had an undefeated season, yet they have three national championships. This can be overcome!
***It’s hot in Los Angeles. Really hot. I live at the beach which is the mildest possible location, but it’s still been in the low 90s every day and abnormally humid this week. And when you don’t have air conditioning it can be extremely uncomfortable. But somehow I feel like California is trying to prepare me for Florida, so maybe I should be thankful? I guess I’ll find out when I arrive in Orlando tomorrow! Fortunately my hotel room will be air conditioned, unlike my California apartment, which will be a welcome change.
***Speaking of weather, a few weeks ago I decided I should start looking for a light jacket to wear running when the weather starts to cool off. This makes some sense in Los Angeles where the temperature drops quite rapidly after the sun goes down, but I was in DC when I actually started shopping for this jacket. It was August on the East Coast. Why in the world did I think I was going to be able to find a jacket in any store this time of year? I must be crazy. I will have to resume my search for a running jacket in October. You know, when fall actually arrives?
***I can’t believe I’m going to Florida tomorrow. Preparing to be gone for an extended period of time has really stressed me out, but it’s almost too late to worry about all that stuff now. I finished just about all of the items on my to do list today – meaning I fit two weeks of stuff into about twelve hours. It was a very busy day. Right now as I’m sitting in bed my suitcase it almost completely packed (and hopefully it isn’t over the airline weight limit!) and my alarm is set for 5 AM. It won’t be long before I leave my little home for over a month. I miss it already!
***I’ll finish this post with something truly random – the new Pumpkin Spice M&Ms are dangerously good. Much better than I expected. I have a feeling I’m going to have to stay away from them to avoid excessive snacking, but I think I need to make some cookies with them later this fall.