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Packing my last most used possesion....

yes, the Cuisinart Coffee Maker!

Ok, so I know that this is lame! In my defense, I LOVE my coffee.... I am packing my truck for storage today and my Cuisinart is one of the last few items that hasn't yet made it into a box, tote or bag. I feel like I should write an 'ode to the coffee maker or something. I am really going to miss my fresh ground coffee for the next 4 Days, 8 Hours, 17 min..... Yes, that's when the flight from Seattle to Saigon (HCMC) leaves.

Time has crept up on me and although I am physically ready to go, I am still not sure that I am mentally prepared for the trip ahead of me. I am not sure what I expect out of this trip other than to open my eyes to how our lives here in the US are so very different from those in Vietnam. I have read other people's blogs during nearly every free moment that I have found over the past several months while planning this trip and I am no closer now to knowing what I want to see, do, experience than I was at the very start. People keep asking me 'why', and 'where' and I really still don't know the answer to those questions. I am hoping that I'll find the answers as my trip progresses. It is quite possible that I will discover the answers after I have returned.

Sleep seems to be evading me lately, tossing and turning when I should be sleeping. My mind constantly going over the 'to do' list that keeps dwindling day by day. Then the constant questions like, 'did I pack the right things' or 'will Aco (my dog) be ok' and the ever pressing 'will I be ok' .

Posted by Khandilee 05:22 Tagged preparation

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It sounds like you have done all you can do in preparation...now all you have to do is show up! You're going to have such a great adventure - and the things you haven't planned for are going to be the best parts! Can't wait to see you one week from today in HCMC!

by kmpossible

Go with the flow...it'll be a blast...look forward to seeing you next week in sunny saigon!!

by msmitheman

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