The big shot is officially making itself known. The afternoon headaches are here, full force. Hot flashes throughout the day anyone? Too much fun for one person so I'm more than happy to share.
I'm already taking (and increasing) estrogen so the headaches should get better in a few days. The mister is hoping so because he's getting tired of my grouchy self.
Yesterday I was a lady who lunched. It had been planned for a couple of weeks but the timing was perfect. It felt like a royal send off. There were four of us: two are moms from their own trips to South Africa and the other two of us will be moms that way one day.* I had such a lovely time. I know I've said it before but I'm incredibly lucky to have these women in my life.
Amazingly enough I'm pretty ready for my trip. I had to go to the airport yesterday to get my ticket because while a certain airline may 'love to fly and it shows' they don't love to be progressive with their internet site. If you don't fly them much anymore, and are on your fourth laptop since you last booked flights online (with none of the right cookies) and are old and addled and can't remember your pin. They'll be happy to help you out. By snail mailing it to you in five days. Yup. No way to ask for it online. No one can reset it on the phone. You've got to rely on the US Postal Service. Nice, eh?
So I won a free trip to my local airport where I don't think they do much ticketing of international flights on partners using ff miles. Let's just say it took a while. I was able to chat up a couple of youngish road warriors who were trying to get on an earlier plane to my old town in that state known mostly for Mormons. Ah, I remember the old days so well. Friday afternoons trying to get home just a couple of hours earlier than expected. Stuck in some random airport with no 'club' to hang out it and enjoy a bit of piece and quiet while drinking free drinks.
Anyway, I've got my tickets in my grubby paws. My favorite hotel in Cape Town is anxiously awaiting my arrival. I've got an appointment at the clinic the day after I arrive and transfer is tentatively set for the day before I leave. I've got a car nearly booked. Just need to make a cell phone reservation and I'm done with the planning.
*Actual true optimism, right there folks. It will happen for us, sooner or later, but it will.