And so I turned 40 on Sunday, which means that it's been 10 years since the last time I heard my mother wish me a happy birthday. I couldn't sleep the night before my birthday. Kept thinking about my mother. Made me cry a little. I only slept for 3.5 hours that night at most, so on my birthday I was pretty out of it. The highlight of the day was having a quiet breakfast with my lovely husband at my new favourite breakfast place in town. I had the strawberry waffle pictured above. It was delicious!
I don't like milestone birthdays. Not looking forward to my 50th. :-/ But I am looking forward to my 41st, i.e. my next non-significant birthday no one but me (and possibly my husband because the only way he can stop me from pestering him about it all the time is by caring) cares about! Only another year to go. Sigh.
Um, I got distracted and now I'm listening to Pachelbel's Canon in D a.k.a. the wedding song. Not sure how I got there. Here, have a listen (no need to watch the cheesy images, just listen):
Hey, I got my Iceland map today! Yes, a folded paper map! So old school! Sadly it's lacking an index, but whatevs. It should be good enough to help us get from point A to point B. It's going to be our only means of navigation if we can't find a Garmin car GPS to borrow before our trip. We have a TomTom but unfortunately, they don't make Iceland map for TomToms. Renting a GPS in Iceland for two weeks would cost us as much as it would cost to buy a new Garmin. Wouldn't be too bad if we actually needed a new GPS, but we don't. Our TomTom is good enough for our needs. That is, as long as they don't involve travelling in Iceland.
I ordered a lightweight tripod for the trip from Korea last night. I hope it'll get here before the trip. There's only, like, 5 weeks left. Damn, I really should've ordered it from the States instead. Oh well. I'll just keep my fingers crossed. And toes, too.
We still need to buy some small items for the trip. Like sleeping masks, because there's going to be only 5 hours or so of darkness (if it actually gets dark, which I'm not sure) when we're there and we might need them for sleeping. Well, my husband might need one for sleeping. I don't need total darkness to fall asleep because I'm speshul. Um, I'm sure there are other things we need to buy but I can't think of any right now.
This weekend is going to be the last free weekend for us until the trip. After this weekend, we are booked for a game night, a concert, a play, and Mother's Day (I'm not a mother and I don't have a mother anymore but my husband still has a mom so...). Not sure what we're going to do this weekend. Probably thrifting in London. Haven't been that way in a while.
Have I bored you to death yet? If not, I should probably stop before you are. Sorry for this super random post. I'll try to be more interesting next time. Until then, peace out!