In a few short hours, I will flying over the North Pole on my way to Zurich and then Prague. In the past few days, I've been saying goodbye to all of my dearly beloved friends, and feeling so lucky that I have so many people I love, and who love me, too.
In the past few days, I've been obsessing about the election, cleaning the house like a maniac, trying, but failing miserably, to pack light, and fretting over whether or not this rash expediture of my limited funds is the final evidence that I am insane. Also, I've been fantasizing about drinking coffee in a cafe in Prague, where none of the talk around me makes sense to my ears, and riding the subway and trams to go from place to place in a beautiful city, while wearing my hat and scarf, and some nice pink lip gloss.
Mostly though, I've been drinking in every moment with my sweet baby. Jakey, here is my message to you: I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. I'm putting this picture on my website so that I can see it on the internet(s) anywhere I go:
How did I get so lucky, people?
While I'm gone, I expect you all to make sure that John Kerry is elected president. Also, I am officially begging you all to write me loads of messages. It's always just on the eve of departure that it hits me how much I'm going to miss everyone.
LOVE AND KISSES TO YOU ALL!