TODAY’S FIVE: things I miss while roadtripping
No surprise here: I miss my cuddly little furbucket every single day. Life is just so much more enjoyable when I wake up to a purring cat sitting by my head, who follows me around during the day, sits on me whenever possible, and puts his tiny beanfoot on my face to get my attention.
I had partially planned that this month-long separation would prepare me to leave him for a year when I move to Greece, but instead I’m just dreading it even more.
2| Video Games
This one is a bit weird, because I wasn’t even playing a game before I left. But I’ve found myself desperately wanting to play Dragon Age. I can only assume that sitting for hours at a time (while driving) is triggering muscle memories of former video game binges. I’d rather be staring a compelling storyline unfolding before my avatar than at road…road…more road.
3| Making Money
Although I put most of the money I made while being Woodland’s secretary into my Greece donations, it was comforting to know there was a little money making its way into my bank account. And while I did that with the express purpose of paying for this road trip, I hate spending money knowing my bank account is shrinking and shrinking. The people hosting me on this trip have been SUPER generous, providing free meals and lodging, so I shouldn’t complain. But I am.
4| Dunlap Public Library
My copy of Mindy Kaling’s new book came into the library last week….but I cannot get it! Plus, it’s October, the month of new fall releases, and I’m stuck listening to old audiobooks like someone who isn’t obsessed with books. It’s very sad.
5| Family and Friends
I’m loving seeing old friends, but I miss those who are still in Peoria! If I were a superviillain, I would attach a trailer to my car and just kidnap all the people I love, forcing them to come with me everywhere I go. The most pathetic supervillain ever, but then, aren’t they always desperate for love? *coughLokicough*
Notable Exceptions: I don’t miss my Peoria routine, and I don’t miss having more clothes/makeup/whatever than what can fit in a suitcase. Simplicity and adventure for the win!