Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Miss List, volume one

One month from today I'll be boarding a plane to Dublin!  It's almost official.  I've purchased my ticket through a missionary travel agency.  I'm just waiting on an invoice from them.  Then it will be officially official.  One month.  That's crazy!  I'm trying to cram as much into the next few weeks as I can, which makes the time seem to pass even faster.  So much to do, so little time... totally cliche and totally true.  My excitement to go gets a little clouded by my reluctance to leave.  There are so many things I'm gonna miss.  Here's a list, off the top of my head:

*Playing Gin Rummy with Jes.  The current score is something like 6,650 to 6,470.  I'm winning.  We're trying to figure out how we can play on Skype.  It's gonna be tricky.
*Sonic Happy Hour.  Where else can you get 44 ounces of Diet Coke with vanilla and easy ice for $1.10?
*My little Red Team swimmers.  They have a tendency to drive me bananas, but they've grown on me.  I'm gonna miss coaching them.
*My sewing machine.  Access to cool fabric.  The Quilt Asylum where I get most of my cool fabric.
*The sun.  But not the heat.  And the sun has been known to make an appearance in Dublin, so maybe this one won't be as bad as I think.  But in case it is, I'm gonna go ahead and add "being tan" to the Miss List, too.
*Target.  No explanation necessary.
*Working out with Jes.  Working out alone isn't nearly as fun.  I may have to recruit the girls on my team to join me... get ready, girls!
*Lunch with Mooly.  That's our time to get caught up on current events... The Young and the Restless.  The Bold and the Beautiful.  Days of Our Lives.  Oh, and I can't forget Project Runway, it's probably the most legitimate waste of our time.
*Baseball.  Even though the Rangers haven't been giving me much reason to hang around.  Hopefully that'll change soon.
*Mexican food.  Tortillas.  Quesadillas.  Chips and salsa.  Cheese dip.  Guacamole.  Fajitas...
*Hot Tamales.

Of course I'll miss the big, important, obvious things too... my family, my Dakota, my friends... but those are all too sad to dwell on, so we'll pass over them quickly...

I'm sure I'll think of several things to add to the Miss List after I've been in Dublin for a while.  In the meantime, I'm going to overindulge in as many things on the list as possible!


  1. I am sad and also happy to read this! I wish I could fly to Texas and see your face before you go! I can't believe the day is finally here for you to leave. You will be such a wonderful light for the Lord in that beautiful country! I will pray for you every single day! I love you so much!

  2. Your Dakota??? I thought she already had her shots & was going w/ you 100%? Enjoy your last few weeks w/ access to good Mexican food, lady!

  3. We love you Jo! How do feel about jumping rope as a good exercise? I'm thinking Rocky.

  4. How about the girls and Craig, or were you already including him as one of the girls?