Sunday, May 30, 2010


>> For the Peace Corps, we are allowed to bring two checked bags and one carry-on. The two checked bags cannot total more than eighty pounds. As you might guess, this makes the packing process more difficult. The frustrating part of packing is knowing that upon arrival, there will be items I've packed that were a mistake and unnecessary and that there are items that remained at home that may be important and necessary. Previous Peace Corps volunteers have stated that it is often the little things that are most important, i.e. electrical tape, bobby pins, paper clips, a stapler, etc. So, in light of this, I've been trying to think of the little things which is why our living room is a pile of odds and ends. I'll be packing up the bags today and tomorrow; we'll see how much of it actually makes it onto the plane...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Getting Things Done

>> Well, I'm slowly beginning to chip items off my huge to-do list. I officially set a stop-date for AT&T and for Ameren, and I got sized for a mountain bike and helmet. I bought a new cord to go from my Zune to my computer, something I lost awhile back. My laptop is on its way although the keyboard protector arrived today, apparently impatient. I'm going to Chicago this coming weekend for perhaps my last weekend of luxury for a long time. Finally, I bought my mother flowers for Mother's Day, clearly the most important task I've completed thus far.