Tomorrow is the big day! I’ll be enjoying the Christmas gift that the kids gave me. A trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas to see Oona! Last July, we tearfully bid each other farewell at LaGuardia—a result of her job transfer. Oona’s farewell.
We’ve only seen each other twice since then and it sucks to have your only daughter so far away. But come tomorrow, we’ll argue and make up—many times. She’ll take me to Chrystal Bridges Art Museum. We’ll go out to dinner. We will work out together. I’ll get very sore, but I won’t care.
We will have fun cooking together and doing all things girly. Instead of me, as mother, guiding her. It’ll be my daughter guiding me. That’s kinda cool. And I’m so happy that we have a great relationship. It’s the kind I always wanted to have with my own mother but was never able to achieve!
It’ll be fun to just hang out together! We will even break Paleo to go to Starbucks!
Anyway, I packed and repacked and packed and repacked.
Everything has been taken out of the Longchamp bag…
I took everything out of the Longchamp weekender that I originally planned on taking and transferred the contents into the “suitcase” that Bonaparte bought for me. Actually, that isn’t bad because it has wheels. That’ll be more convenient for me to run to my connecting flight because I know my first flight will be delayed and I’ll make my connection by seconds!
…and packed into this suitcase. I also took out the heavy sweaters. The weather is supposed to be a bit warmer in Arkansas.
My acrylic nails have been well-manicured with a fill-in and polish.
My fake nails are looking very “Barbra Striesand Hands”. Soon it’ll be time for the fake tan!
The mess that Chippy created when went to get my nails done is cleaned up. He is so spoiled that he acts out when I leave without him.
I’ve never had a dog that was so fascinated by garbage as Chippy is…
..but that face. I can’t stay mad at him!
My hair, which I colored on Sunday, is back in a roller set so my hair will be nice and big when I travel!
My hair earlier this morning–I did a roller set on Sunday and it stayed nice and wavy. To reinforce those waves, I’ll keep the rollers in until I go to sleep. Then I’ll put my hair up in a high pony tail and the waves will remain. Beauty is painful. I know this. My head hurts from the bobby pins.
I baked a batch of Momofuku Corn Cookies for Bonaparte to enjoy while I’m away!
I hope he doesn’t eat them all at once! Click on the Momofuku link above for the recipe!
The remainder of the day will have me relaxing—I gotta hit the sack early to be up and at ’em in the morning!
Have fun. Enjoy your upcoming weekend and I’ll report back next week. Don’t forget me!
Chippy is so excitable that he made me think of this great Warren Zevon song. He is a rather excitable boy!