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' .