Sunday, January 23, 2011

The other side

Yesterday was intense. I got up around 4:30, deflowered the french press coffee maker I'd bought the day before (along with about 100 other items, ouch) and got started on setting up my garage sale. Three hours, two cups of coffee and a nip of bailey's later, things were in full swing and I was wired. I sat in my freezing cold driveway watching people paw at my things, talk to themselves, ask if any of the stuff left in the garage was for sale (um, no? that's why it's not out here with a price tag on it) and then low-ball me for everything. At the end of the day some friends showed up to hang out while I packed up the left overs and drove them to goodwill. I kind of regret getting rid of my green bathing suit top and my silver mirror, but the top didn't have a matching bottom, the Ugandan welcome book says to bring a one piece, and the mirror was pulling away from the frame in one corner, so I'm just going to get over both things and move on with my life. We got sushi for lunch, and while it was delicious, I paid for it later. I fell asleep from about 3-5 in the afternoon and woke up feeling so incredibly sick. I'm sure it was a combination of getting no sleep the night before, too much coffee (my stomach doesn't handle the acid well, so I'm usually just a one or two cup girl) filling myself with udon noodles and raw fish, and then stressing out about the fact that all of my earthly possessions were gone. It felt like I was on a different planet or in a different time zone.

I am so incredibly excited to begin this...

1 comment:

Emily Grace said...

Sorry about your stomachache... but I'm excited for you to begin this, too! Can't wait to read about it. :)