the love of my life is on a plane to taiwan right now, and won't be landing for about another 8 hours. for some reason, the anticipation of him leaving me this time around has hit me harder than any of his past trips. i actually cried for the first time over him leaving on a business trip. i was actually sobbing in the middle of the night while we snuggled, as i worried about what i would do if he didn't come back.
the odds are definitely in my favor that he will be back, safe and sound and before we both know it, on saturday evening.
it's just such a long distance.
and in other, not such emotional news, but maybe shocking for those of you who know how well i can stretch a dollar, i spent $125 plus tax on a new pillow yesterday. *gasp!*
yes. it's true. i have not paid full price for a single item of clothing i own in at least 3 years (it's true!), and yet, i broke down a splurged on a tempur-pedic comfort pillow.
those of you that didn't know that fascinating tid-bit about my amazing wardrobe pulled together from clearance racks, ross, and online sales probably don't know about my constant battle with neck and back pain.
the summary is that while i was in college, i woke up one morning during thanksgiving break on one of the bunk beds at my parents house unable to turn my head to the left. i finally went to the doctor 3 months later and learned i was suffering from a pretty severe muscle spasm. here i am, 6 or so years later, and it's never fully gone away.
there's nothing i can really do about it. heat. cold. salon pas. tiger balm. muscle relaxers. stretches. massages. naproxen. naproxen's watered down brother otc ibuprofen. i do what the doctors tell me to do, but mostly i've just learned to live with it.
but lately, it's been keeping me up at night, or worse, waking me up from my sleep.
so i took the plunge into the world of space age foam.
last night wasn't a good test because of my previously mentioned sobbing...but seeing as i am so exhausted right now, i think it's time to really take my new pillow for a spin.
$125. *shudder* do you know how many sub-$10 shirts that could buy?
cami (10:11pm, 6.27.05)
i had never driven so far or for so long in a convertible before, but it was a lot of fun. kind of like riding the vespa, but much more comfortable and no need to worry about hitting potholes.
not a particularly eventful vegas stay. we hit some good restaurants, visited with several of our friends that have relocated to the vegas area, and experienced some of the most painful karaoke ever.
while i was in the shower the first night, i heard a loud crash. when i finally got back into the room, the boys were all giggling because they had totally shattered the wooden frame holding up the bed that i was sleeping on. a trip to home depot and $7 later, the bed was repaired, and probably more stable than it had been the night before.
we spent a fine sunday afternoon floating around in free (as in we snatched them when they floated by empty) innertubes, drinking beers and cocktails.
a random tidbit of info, we stayed somewhere in the vicinity of the area between the two "s"'s on the sign. i had a sinus infection and it was easily the worst hotel room i have ever stayed in.
when we went to disneyland a few weeks back, abbey and i rode the buzz lightyear astro blaster ride. like many rides at disneyland, they take pictures of you as you ride along.
catching a moment of a couple of people riding on a rollercoaster will usually capture smiles and big screams.
catching a moment of a couple of people riding a car through a shooting gallery captures something totally different. :)
my birthday was lovely and i've been celebrating for about a week, now. i'm enjoying 27.
jeff and i are contemplating a trip to hawaii in september. i got permission to take a week off, so all that's left to do is commit with some reservations. yaay!
cami (9:10pm, 6.5.05)