Today, the last day before my big trip to Toronto, will be about the 2 million small things that need to be done first. It isn’t that I haven’t been making preparations–I have–but in my experience, I’m never actually ready until the moment I walk out the door and leave for the airport.
I’m down just under 30 pounds, thanks to the D.I.E.T., and a lot of my clothes don’t fit. I’m having new professional photos taken on this trip, and also doing a video interview, so while I do want to represent myself accurately, I also want to look good. It didn’t make sense to spend a lot, because sizes are pretty transitory at this stage. (Trust me, Oprah and I know all about the wardrobe ramifications of yo-yoing.) So I bought nice turtlenecks to wear under Western jackets, a few sweaters, and some jeans. (I went a little overboard with the jeans, to tell the truth, because I was so excited about getting into a smaller size.) I’m still about five months from my goal, however, so some restraint is called for.
I’m not very good at restraint, but we shall see.
That’s the news. I’ll blog from Toronto if humanly possible–we’re really going to be busy–and I’ll Tweet some photos, too. If for some reason I can’t blog while away, I’ll catch you up on everything as soon as I get back.
Listened to some good books recently–a novel called “White Truffles in Winter”, by N.M. Kelby–a feast for frustrated foodies–how’s that for alliterative?–and “Moonlight on Linoleum”, a fascinating memoir by Terry Helwig. Both were wonderful and I recommend them highly.
That’s the news from my sunny kitchen table, my friends. Be well, be safe, and be kind. We need each other, particularly in times like these….