Month: June 2011

Breathe

First, I’m happy to report that I have no cavities . I’m still a little amazed every time she tells me I have non. I used to live on soda in high school, and that’s pretty much the worst thing you can do to your teeth (or so I’ve been told), so in the past I usually had at least one a year. Than I banned soda out of my life about two years ago, along with the heaps of sugar I used to put in my tea and coffee, and I’ve been cavity-free ever since. I love it when I do something for my health and it actually works, haha! She also made a new casting (or impression, my English is failing today) of my teeth, so I’ll get a new mouth guard this Wednesday when I go in for my teeth cleaning

Then there’s all the insurance stuff I had to take care of, which was a little depressing to say the least. I guess it’s essential to have good travel insurance, especially when you’re flying British Airways, which managed to lose the luggage of a friend of mine on three separate occasions . Since I have to switch planes twice, I’m pretty much asking for it… Which is why I have decided to pack some extra underwear in my carry-on bag, ha. But there were also scenario’s like flying my body back to Holland should I die, etc. which I really rather not have thought about. I felt a bit blah after I specified everything for the insurance company.

Then there’s the insurance that covers the costs should I accidentally burn James’ house down or cause a major accident with my Dutch way of crossing streets (step on to street trusting that the cars will stop). I called the company that covers me in Holland, where me and my mom are insured as a family, or so I thought… Turns out I wasn’t in their system because they had assumed my mom and I had the same last name. We don’t. Oops. Anyway, long story short: I’m now insured for that, too.

In the midst of all that I managed to finish my research paper and portfolio, both around 40 pages long… Hopefully they’re both good enough for me to pass the courses. Which I think they are, but you can never be sure. Now all that’s left school-wise are two finals, which I’m feeling fairly confident about, and then I’ll finally have summer vacation, too!

Lists, Lists, lists

Who knew going on vacation was so much work? I sure didn’t. Maybe because the last time I went on a real vacation was when I was 14 and we went to Egypt (and by “real” vacation I mean going to a country that doesn’t share a border with the Netherlands). I’m pretty sure my mom took care of everything back then. Sigh.

So far, I’ve:
– Applied for an ESTA (and it was approved).
– Got earplugs for on the plane
– Bought summer clothes

But I still have to:
– Got travel insurance
– Get vaccinated for god knows what (June 16th)
– Go to the dentist to check for cavities (tomorrow)
– Go in again for a teeth cleaning (June 15th)
– Go back to the jaw surgeon for a check up after they prescribed me muscle relaxants
– Get my mouth guard for teeth grinding adjusted

… When I just read that I realized it looks like I have horrible teeth It’s not that bad, actually It’s just one appointment after the other because I will be gone for two months and don’t want any trouble in the US.

As for the summer clothes, so far I have:
– 3 dresses
– 2 pair of shorts
– around 15 shirts that are either sleeveless or short sleeved.
– 2 skirts
– 5 pair of ballerina shoes

That should get me started 😛 I’m sure I’ll shop a lot in Texas as well.

Yay, Ascension Day!

In the midst of all the craziness that has been going on since I last blogged, I totally spaced on the fact that today is Ascension Day. Since I’m not a Christian, that doesn’t hold a lot of meaning for me, but a semi-unexpected free day is always nice! Too bad all the stores are closed, though… Otherwise I definitely would have gone shopping.

Instead, I spent the day reading in the sun and drinking iced vanilla lattes. My hope was to get a little tan going on but I should have realized that wasn’t going to happen sporting SPF 40… Oh, well.

I promised myself I wouldn’t do any schoolwork today and so far I haven’t, which is a huge accomplishment for me I’ve been a little school-obsessed lately since the semester is coming to an end, and so I made myself take the day off.

Only 34 days until I leave for Texas!

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