Well, the omiyage are almost all gathered – just missing two magazines (and maybe another box of graham crackers… I need to count those) – and the rough list of packing and pre-departure to-do’s is made.
Accountability partner for tomorrow has been obtained.
Now, just to get to sleep, so I can get up early tomorrow and get to bosse-ing*!
I am beginning to grow nervous, and not exactly from excitement.
I think I am at that point of ‘when the pressure is on you, start, and the pressure will be off,’… so it is just pressure of being unprepared so late in the game for something so big.
So, I suspect I will feel much better by tomorrow noontime, when I have handled already a good hunk of the tasks on my list.
To be fair, I had a whole lot more packing and organizing that needed to happen the last time I was preparing for a trip to Japan, so it is only normal that this feels like Way too late to be only just packing clothes tomorrow.
Also, if all the organizing and cleaning up I want to do before I leave doesn’t happen, everything still will be okay… it just would be great to get it all done, and to come home to a lovely, organized, and clean home in just over a month from now…, so I want to make it all happen. 🙂
*From the French word bosser, meaning “to work”.