Saturday, May 23, 2009

cuteness and packing confusion -- last-minute changes

Are these baby sunglasses cute or what?! Here's Nola with one of her favourite aunts as we head out to visit her great-grandma the night before I flew to Ottawa.

Maybe her cuteness discombobulated me, which would account for my deciding to leave behind a pair of skinny dark jeans that I thought might be too warm anyway if the temperatures get June-ish. Then ten minutes before the cab was scheduled for my 7:30 a.m. pick-up, I popped my polka-dotted coat on over my light leather jacket, got my bags ready to head out, took a look in the mirror and realized/decided that the coat's gathered full hem didn't work well with the wider-legged jeans and wouldn't work with much else and my leather jacket would keep me comfy anyway and if it rained I could always use an umbrella . . . so not polka dots in Paris! I left them behind.
Considering that I've been packing for two weeks, I'm not sure what to think of these last-minute changes, but I feel pretty confident I'll manage with what I have and if I have to shop a bit I'll have a bit of room now in my suitcase.

Now I'd better get back to the business at hand, deciding which panels to attend this afternoon. I am at a conference, after all. . .

8 comments:

  1. Please please let me baby sit...the polka dots! I can't Belieeeeeve they will not make it to Paris. London would have loved them too!!!

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  2. have a great time at the conference and in Paris--sorry I didn't get a B-day message to you on the big day--was thinking of you. Internet connections few and far between out here,
    love, Alison

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  3. have a great time at the conference and in Paris--sorry I didn't get a B-day message to you on the big day--was thinking of you. Internet connections few and far between out here,
    love, Alison

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  4. have a great time at the conference and in Paris--sorry I didn't get a B-day message to you on the big day--was thinking of you. Internet connections few and far between out here,
    love, Alison

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  5. have a great time at the conference and in Paris--sorry I didn't get a B-day message to you on the big day--was thinking of you. Internet connections few and far between out here,
    love, Alison

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  6. Two Alisons, multiplied!!
    . . . one across the Atlantic, the other across the Pacific.

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  7. at the risk of being redundant...feel free to take some of those off-or simply consider your birthday wish amplified. What can I say--the internet in the middle of the pacific is baffling

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  8. Alison: I quite enjoyed the amplification and was impressed you managed to comment at all, given your circumstances -- looking forward to a mutual belated b.d. celebration when you're home.

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I'd love to hear your response to my post. Agree, disagree, even go off on a tangent, I love to know you're out there, readers. Let's chat, shall we? I apologize, though, for the temporary necessity of the Word Verification -- spam comments have been tiresomely numerous lately, and I'm hoping to break that pattern.

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