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Published: February 29th 2012
"discover Costa Rica" is making my heart jump - because of nerves as well as excitement!
2. THE FLIPPING OF THE STOMACH
Oh my lord! – Those are the words that creep into my stream of thought every now and then, these days. Eleven nights are left for me to spend here, in the Netherlands – at home. After that, I’m not going to be home for 56 nights! Just thinking about this stresses me out.
Mostly because of two things: I cannot have enough time to say goodbye to my sweet boyfriend who I’m not going to see for 3,5 months (stomach-flip!)… And secondly, I have to set up some sort of contract with my landlord and my friend who’s going to stay in my house for the 2 months I’m gone. That’s not such a big deal, but time is kind of running out – especially since the landlord is going away on vacation this Saturday afternoon – and he’s not coming back until I’ve already gone! So with me working, my friend working, and the landlord not being at his ‘office’ when we’re both done working… I could really use a time machine. Anyone care to lend me one?
On the bright side: I just bought the Lonely Planet for Costa Rica, and a really clever language guide for Latin American-spanish with often-used-sentences and things like that.
Also, I’ve almost had all my ‘dates’ with the people I wanted to see before I would leave (only having my cousin over for diner tomorrow, and then the list has been checked) – so that’s good.
After this weekend, I’m going to start packing my suitcase with clothes I won’t be wearing here anyway (summer dresses are not my first choice in this rainy Dutch weather). That would be the moment when I will reach the next stage of freaking out. The final stage will of course be at the gate or when the plane is taking off and I really can’t go back, but I can tell you that the stomach-flip I’m still feeling right now isn’t very pleasant either.
In all this chaos (in my head), I would almost (but never entirely!) forget my Mom’s birthday! She’s about to turn 50 (the 13th of March) and is having a party at the March 9th, two days before my leaving. It’s all going to be fabulous, but I can’t really say anything else about it, ‘cause she reads this blog too! Mom, we’re not doing anything special! I don’t even think I’ll show up! Hahaha, just teasing you… 😊
I think I will choose to buy a ticket to visit my boyfriend in Washington DC, though, while I’m there. Yes, it is a lot of money – No, I don’t have a lot of it… But how could I not visit him!? … Miss him already… 😞
Moment of silence, follow by a big sigh… And my final thoughts:
I’ll go make myself a cup of tea (Dutch blend) and try to stop this stomach from flipping. It’s unnecessary for the nausea to start until I’m actually in the plane!
I’ll keep you posted. 😊
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