Saturday, October 15, 2011

Nearer yet

So as the trip gets closer and closer my nerves are getting the best of me. My mind is filled with so many pre-conceived notions. Everyone is finding joy in striking fear into my heart. haha... I have heard everything from being eaten alive by bugs, getting some sort of virus and being allergic to milk for the rest of my life, getting kidnapped and never being seen alive again or better yet sold into slave prostitution, and the very worst of all having my sunglasses stolen by some lunatic monkey. I myself do not believe any of this is going to happen (except for maybe the mosquito part) and plan on having a very enjoyable vacation and returning in one peace. 
Although I piece of me will remain behind. I am sure to make new friends along the way and if history repeats they will be some of the closest and dearest to my heart. I'm ready to go and the only thing standing in my way right now is time.....

Thursday, October 6, 2011

With a month before I leave, I am finally feeling like I am almost ready. I have had my shots of A,B, typhoid and malaria and even have meds for the 20 hour plane flight. Having trouble deciding what clothes to pack, I hear it is going to be hot there while back home it will be in the 40's and 50,s. Want to keep my style while being respectful of India's traditions. Looking forward to sharing with Ravi some foods from here such as peanut butter and home made black bottom cupcakes. I will also be taking along a glass bowl I made as a gift for his mother which I hope she will love. As my friends know coffee is very important to me and I will be bringing Starbucks along to start every day off with a taste of home. As you can see Pumpkin wants to come along as well , maybe it is to meet her bf charlie who lives in India or maybe though she won't admit it she is going to miss me :)