Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Four and a Half Weeks to Abu Dhabi: Suitcases or Naked?
This week, thus far, has been a complete waste of time.
I have slept late, played with my four-year-old granddaughter, wrote, and spent time with good friends. The only thing I have done that could be considered halfway productive is research on how to obtain a “travel override” for my Blue Cross that will grant several months of my prescriptions to be filled at one time. I will need several months’ worth in Abu Dhabi because I don’t want the first thing I HAVE to do upon arrival is locate a doctor to write RXs. And if I weren’t fifty years old I wouldn’t have to worry about this at all because the body wouldn't be going to hell in a handbasket. … Ce la vie.
Funny how the little things that make life so very good are viewed through a societal lens as wasting time, and all the busy crap that stresses us out is viewed as productive and valued by our society.
Kinda screwed up. I should have written more about what fun it was to play with my granddaughter and not about my prescription medications.
And I apologize for my preoccupation with my medications, but, blood pressure pills, doxycycline, folic acid, HRT, Enbrel, and methotrexate have become such a large part of my life. So I tend to stress out a bit when my supply is threatened. Even in the abstract.
I received my Buffalo router in the mail last week, but I have yet to even take it out of the box. And I really need to do this. The router is so I can connect multiple devices to a VPN (Virtual Private Network) that will allow me to access censored internet sites (Netflix, Skype) while I am in the UAE. I need to take the router for a spin before I leave so if there are any kinks to work out I can work them out here where I have Dear Husband to assist.
See? Not even opened!
Every night I go out into the Depot where my three bags are stored and take a few items out. The take- out-and-leave-at home-pile is growing quite large.
These items didn't make the cut...
Maybe I’ll just fly butt ass naked with a toothbrush in my hand and buy all new stuff when I get to Abu Dhbai. Don’t laugh; that’s starting to sound like a good idea. My stress levels over the weight of the bags, what to take, what to leave, what I need, what I don’t need is making me go a little nutso here. Sometimes I find myself just sitting out in the Depot staring at the bags.. Not thinking. Just staring.
New idea for a movie script: Teachers Who Stare at Bags (okay, that is really lame so I must be tired..)
Now I have to get myself in gear and get the million and one little (and I do mean little as in nitpicking and I should have done this stuff by now..) things done that need doing in the next four and half weeks. FOUR AND A HALF WEEKS??? WTH?
The 2012 Abu Dhabi teachers were told to be ready to depart anywhere from August 8th on.. I am going to be locked and loaded by August 8th. I'll either be ready to go or I will be arrested at the Atlanta airport for indecent exposure.
Posted by Liti