countdown to . . .

Flights? Check

Dogs vaccinated and booked into [jail] Summer camp? Check.

[Prison Guard] Pet Taxi service booked to take them to [jail] Super Fun Summer Camp? Check

Human accommodation booked? Almost

Assignments marked and graded? Almost (Five down, two to go)

Giant Rubik’s Cube that is the draft timetable for 1st + 2nd Year ‘09 submitted? Check

Ideal travel knitting project? Check! ravelry

Double the recommended daily dose of Vit C so I absolutely Do. Not. Get. The Virus. That is Going Around. Check

Draft Subject Outline for Brand. New. Subject for ’09 submitted? Almost

Car registered, finally? Check!!!

Deep denial about coming down with The Virus. That is Going Around. Check

Rental car booked? Check

The perfect Holiday Novel? No! (v. nervous about this one)

Dogs very aware that something is about to happen that they might not necessarily like? Check

Approximately one gazillion loads of laundry done despite tumble dryer suddenly on the fritz? Check

New sunglasses to replace ones I managed to snap in half last week bought? Err…not check.

New rechargeable batteries for my mouse? Not check either! (slack!)

Bags packed? Not yet, that’s probably on Friday night after I’ve graded my last pile of assignments

Lovin’ iCal on my new computer? Are you kidding? Without it I’d be reduced to writing on pieces of paper! So…Check!

Room left on the credit card? Check

New hiking boots bought? Check

Big tub of Vaseline to ward off blisters from said hiking boots (and hopefully leeches too)? Check, Check..thankyou pro hiking-type person who recommended this

Almost everything ticked off the
“Things that must be done before we go to Tasmania” list on the kitchen wall? Check Checkey Check.

Waiting for the moment when I’m sitting here and all I can hear is birdsong, no mobile phone coverage, no internet reception, no people and definitely NO more excel spreadsheets? Check check checkidey check check CHECK ! ! !

PS For my American readers: do I have my fingers crossed for you guys in the election tomorrow? Check. 


Blogger m1k1 said...

I want to go too.
Except the leeches.
Not sure about the leeches.
And maybe the blisters and the hiking.
Tell us about it when you get back.

3 November 2008 at 7:30 pm  
Blogger Rose Red said...

I pretty much can't say it better than m1k1 - so ditto. And add some envy - Tasmania!! It's fantastic. Very envious.

3 November 2008 at 8:28 pm  
Blogger MWM said...

have a wonderful time:)
and if you don't get all those things checked off -what's gonna happen?
probably nothing.....

3 November 2008 at 9:48 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a great trip - I look forward to the photos!

Please do not uncross fingers!

4 November 2008 at 1:09 am  
Blogger M-H said...

Ooooh, envy! We loved Tasmania and would love to get back there. Keep up the denial. Nothing is going round. Nothing is going round. Nothing is going round.

4 November 2008 at 4:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
seriously hope you stave off the dreaded lurgy (i know i ALWAYS get sick at the end of year/holiday/christmas thing... here's hoping you don't).

4 November 2008 at 9:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love, love, LOVE Tassie.

Quite green over here. Hope you have a wonderful time. :)

5 November 2008 at 9:20 pm  
Blogger Amelia said...

tassie is so lovely - enjoy!l

7 November 2008 at 4:21 pm  
Blogger comfies said...

ooohhhhh i just now finally took a peek at your accommodations you had while you were there! sooooo nice!

3 December 2008 at 4:56 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yeah – it's called dog happiness camp!

8 January 2009 at 7:25 am  

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