May 19, 2013

Sunday Currently : 20


Ahhh, our honeymoon is finally here!! With all the lovely chaos of the past month (moving, family visitors, end-of-semester wrap-ups, graduations, etc.), it's been hard to find a moment to focus on the fact that after almost eights months of marriage, the hubs and I are finally taking our honeymoon. Tonight we are headed to Barcelona and promptly heading to Morocco. We'll explore for about a week and a half before heading back to Spain for another week, and I am so pumped to visit completely new places with the hubs on our first international travel as a married couple. 

We spent last night in New York at my parents' house since flying out of JFK was way cheaper than any of the DC area airports. It means more time away from my precious cat, which is sad, but it's also nice to get more time with my parents. A friend is staying at our DC house while we're away, so I know that Molly the Cat will be okay. She'll probably pout for a few days and then flop down on the couch to reclaim her territory. Oh, cats. 

Although we'll hop on the internet every now and again to let our parents know that we are indeed alive and well (I have the type of mother who will call the U.S. Embassy in Morocco to say we've been kidnapped if we don't e-mail her-- love you, Mom!), I will likely not be able to respond to blog comments and catch up on blog reading in the most timely fashion. Forgive me! I'll do my best, but more than anything I want to immerse myself in the joy of being newlyish-wed on my honeymoon, and that means disconnecting from the internet. I know you'll understand, fellow bloggers. :D



reading : Catch-22. Well, technically I haven't started it quite yet, as I'm saving it for the plane ride, but this is my next book. I also really want to read the new Amanda Knox memoir and might try to track down a copy in the airport...

writing :  Some scheduled posts for while we're away! I've been slacking a little with the Blog Every Day in May prompts, but I'm trying to get back into it. I also have some of my regular series posts that I want to get up, so be on the lookout for some Hemingway lovefest posts. :)

listening :  To the grandfather clock in the living room chiming and the birds in the backyard chirping. I love the sounds of the suburbs!

thinking :  About the exciting adventures that await. We did very little planning for this trip, which is somewhat stressful, but it also means that I have lots of fun guidebook reading to do on our flight! 

smelling :  Not much at the moment. Rain and grass at the moment, I suppose. Everything is damp and lush right now, and I know I'll smell the wet soil when we head out for some last-minute errands. 

wishing :  For smiles, happy times, and sunsets. 

hoping :   That we have enough time to go through immigration in Barcelona so that we don't miss our flight to Marrakesh! Fingers crossed for no delays. 

wearing :  The same gym shorts and t-shirt I wore while writing last week's Sunday Currently. I'll eventually change into leggings and a tunic for the flight. Being comfortable on an international flight is of the utmost importance!

loving :  That the hubs and I get over two weeks of vacation by ourselves. We haven't traveled alone like this in years, and I'm really looking forward to sharing this experience with him. Honeymoon, here we come!

wanting :  Our travel to go smoothly, though I also want to accept any hiccups with grace. I know at some point there will be a delay, a cancellation, or a missed connection, and I don't want to let something silly like that feel too disruptive.

needing :  To unpack a few items from my giant suitcase. It weighs a million pounds, and I don't know why! I simply need my Minnies and three pairs of shorts... and two pairs of sandals and a pair of sneakers and two dresses and 13 shirts. Hmmm, okay. Better to leave some room to pick up some souvenirs. 

feeling :   Excited, nervous, giddy, and ready to go! :D

clicking :  On airline reservations to check in and print our itineraries. I will try my best to catch up on blogs while we're waiting at the airport, but I am officially on vacation!!!


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