It's after 1am, and E and I are sitting at the kitchen table, on dueling computers, trying to get my housing situation settled for the first few days in England. She just stumbled upon a great deal for a Holiday Inn Express by Heathrow, which will give me a nice place to recover from the jetlag and acclimate before really digging into the heart of this pilgrimage.
Today was a much more stressful day, as the details and fears seemed to overwhelm the excitement for awhile. Being on Shift on a Wednesday is always tough. Being on Shift on a Wednesday the day before leaving for nine weeks (which means missing nine Wednesdays) is even tougher. There were some bright spots, though. Bright spots indeed.
E and I ran out for the stragglers from yesterday, and I got comfy shoes and pajamas and a few water bottles and dangling tech issues notwithstanding, I am ready. The bright spot, of course, has nothing to do with any of these purchases, but everything to do with us finding that Wednesday space one more time. Dear god, this is going to be hard.
We bought a copy of Deathly Hallows at Target, and went home around 9 to have one more family evening together (since Glee is finished). I loved it even more the second time, though some aspects of it were a little hard to engage with. Especially the loneliness. But nevertheless, it was a perfect end to the day, and a nice way to wrap up our last night together for awhile.
Honestly, this is all a little unreal.
Tomorrow night's entry will most likely be written from the plane.
Say a little prayer for me, alright everyone?