13 Days!!!

Just 13 days until I am off to the Philippines! Next weekend I have to pack! AAAH! It's coming up so quickly.

I got a nice surprise on Saturday. I was checking my bank account to see if my paycheck was deposited and noticed a larger amount then I usually get. So I checked my pay stub and it turned out to be a bonus award! I forgot they always send those out around this time of the year. It was a nice surprise though, since I'm going to have to take leave without pay in addition to using all my vacation leave when I go away. I'll probably miss 2 paychecks because of that... so the bonus was a nice surprise! I celebrated by getting a new purse. I saw this Converse Tote Bag at Target a few weekends ago and really wanted it, so that's what I bought with a little bit of my bonus money. (Usually I only buy accessories & clothing on clearance, sale or ebay!)

I've been picking up stuff for the trip. I'm nearly finished. I forgot to pick up band aids & notepaper though. Yucky... but I always end up with blisters when I run around all those airports no matter what shoes/sneakers I wear. So I need to pick up some for my carry-on. And notepaper for writing letters on the plane when I'm bored. I can't believe I have to pack next weekend. I hope I remember everything. And I've got an e-ticket this year. All the other times I've traveled I've gotten a paper ticket. So I'm a bit nervous about the e-ticket. Not so much for leaving the USA, but for leaving the Philippines. How do e-tickets work when leaving there? Hmmm. I guess I'll find out... I've never seen those e-ticket machines in the Philippine Airports.

So much to do and so little time. I've got alot I need to get done before I leave October 6th. My eye glasses also decided they wanted to break last Thursday. So I had to drive down to my eye doctor and thank god my insurance covers new frames... I just hope they are ready before I leave the country for 2 months. They are going to swap my lenses out. I miss my glasses... I have funky black/purple plastic cat eye frames and I love them. They are the first glasses I've ever loved. Usually I hate myself in glasses but these ones are like a fashion accessory to me!

And my Fiance's Birthday is October 9th! I'm so excited I get to be with him on his birthday this year. We'll probably be going to Saisaki Buffet with his family. And I got 2 gifts for him that are related somehow.... hehe. But I'll share them with you all once I've given him his gifts. I can't believe I'll be in the Philippines in just under 2 weeks!!! I won't arrive there until October 7th, around 10pm.

Oh! I picked up Philippa Gregory's new book 'The Other Queen' at Barnes & Noble last Friday. $22 for a hard cover. EEK! I don't like paying full price for books, I usually get them on Ebay or used on Amazon.com for a few dollars each. I read ALOT of books & I can just imagine how much I would spend if I always paid the cover price. But the book just came out last Tuesday and I wanted something new to read on the plane. I'm excited though, it's about Mary Queen of Scots.

I don't know if I mentioned before but I also ordered 'The Life And Death of Anne Boleyn.' By, Eric Ives. Which I thought was a great biography about Anne. Er... and I also finally gave in and bought 'The Other Boleyn Girl' on DVD even though it is nothing like the book or history and I was outraged by them making Henry VII rape Anne!!! (Read my review of the movie here!) Oh well... I got it for $5 on Ebay so it's something to watch on my ipod while on my 15 hour flight to Hong Kong!!!! I am not looking forward to 24 hours worth of traveling... but at least I get to see my boy soon! Miss kita nobyo ko.... mahal kita...

I'm rambling, I'm exhausted and I have to get up at 5:30am. So it's off to bed for me. I will leave you with a pretty picture I took of a bumblebee the other day:

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