I’m all packed and ready to go. As soon as I finish this blog, I’m powering down the Mac, sliding it into my carry-on and heading out the door. Wade was supposed to take me to the airport, but he had a meeting come up, so I’ll be driving myself now. I was hoping to get to say goodbye, but it’s probably better this way. Who knows…7 days is a long time to leave. I could totally see myself crying in the rearview mirror as he pulled away from the airport. So, no goodbyes, no tears and no Wade, Achie or Mack for 7 days…
I’ve had my outfit picked out for the plane ride for about three days now. I’m wearing dark blue jeans, with a grey v-neck t-shirt, a big white sweater and some red flats. I would call this look “travel chic.” Now, these blue jeans, I’ve had for quite a while, but I never wear them because they are waaaaaayyyyyy too long. I have been meaning to get them to the tailor for the longest time. Naturally, though, I just haven’t done it. I was getting by before using safety pins to hold my shorter hem.
When I tried my jeans on today, I must have gotten shorter because the hem was too long again. I sat on the floor in the closet, half-dressed, and removed no less than 18 safety pins from the hem of my pants. Hey, I’m a perfectionist…well, maybe a half-assed perfectionist. I made the hem shorter, ironed it and began re-inserting the safety pins when I realized that I had a security check-point nightmare on my hands. There was no way I was going to get through the metal detector with 5 lbs of safety pins at my ankles.
There had to be another way to do this.
I cut (4) 4″ pieces of duct tape and used that to hold the new hem. Then, I lightly ironed it to bond the tape to my jeans and voila!
Okay, I’m leaving on a jet plane…LOOK OUT NASHVILLE, HERE I COME!