June 9, 2011 § 51 Comments
With end-of-the-semester assignments and exams completed, it is officially the start of summer. So, I say: Let the vacationing begin! It’s no wonder, then, I’ve been feeling a tad restless and my mind has been wandering to faraway holiday destinations—I think I’ve been hit with the travel bug.
At the moment, Singapore is my ‘home away from home’. Ever since my arrival on this tiny tropical island six years ago, I’ve tried to make biennial trips home to reunite with family and friends. I always look forward to these homeward bound journeys and will get dizzy with excitement months before the departure. This year will be a little different, as it will be my first time being so very far away from Miss Maple. Fortunately, MM will be staying back with the little pipsqueak so I shouldn’t need to worry. Or, should I? 😐
I know in my heart of hearts that MM is most capable of caring for Maple, yet there is this constant nagging feeling of wanting to be here. All the time. Supervising. Oh dear, did I just say that aloud?! *sigh* Well, there’s no hiding it now. My name is SJ and I’m a worry wart, yes I am. Any ordinary individual would relish the thought of being temporarily liberated from all the duties and responsibilities required of a high-maintenance furball. But, oh no, not me!
Therefore, to make things a little less anxiety-ridden, I’ve created a reminder board for MM—I’m sure he’ll appreciate it 😉
With that aside, my next worry is how I’m going to squeeze a wardrobe full of summer clothes and shoes into my tiny (unhappy and protesting) luggage—it’s insisting that I S-L-O-W-L-Y lay down the eighth pair of shorts, put my hands up in the air, and back away.
I’m also thinking of Happy.Bark.Days and how oddly strange it will feel blogging from the other side of the Pacific Ocean. On the one hand, I’m brought so much closer to the dog blogging community in North America (maybe I’ll finally be eligible to enter a few giveaways, yay!). On the other hand, access to Miss Maple will be limited so, content-wise, I’ll have to find ways to improvise 💡
Until then, here’s wishing everyone a pawbulous weekend ahead! I’ll catch-up with you all next week from a new location and a new timezone. Cheerio 😀