It has truly been heartwarming to receive all the love, good wishes, excitement, and help I've been getting. I feel truly blessed to have that much love in my life.
On to a more mundane subject--the broken wrist. I went to the doctor yesterday and he says the broken bone has managed to slide a tiny bit off kilter. It was because I used my hand too much. My daughter warned me--I didn't listen. He threatened surgery (I vetoed that idea) and the upshot of the visit is that I got a removable cast but I had to promise to be much more careful and have an X-ray taken in a couple of weeks to make sure it's healing properly. He also said I'm pretty much stuck the cast for another 6 weeks (rather then 4) because of the bone moving. I promise to pay more attention to my daughter.
I found some totally cool bags to use to take my stuff with me. I was using 22 gallon plastic bins to come in under the size limit but they don't hold nearly as much as would be helpful.
When I started cruising around on Amazon it was to see if I could find a suitcase lighter than my current one which weighs 15 pounds all by itself. I was finding lots of them that cost upwards of $100 and was about to give up when I found one that looked like it might just fit the bill. While looking at that one and others like it, I found my dream moving container. Rather than try to explain it, take a look for yourself http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00598NJU6/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details. I love it! I think I might even be able to take one less bag than it would have taken with the bins. With the cost of excess baggage being what it is, that's a VERY good thing.
A friend took me to Red Lobster last night as a special way to say bon voyage. It was a fabulous meal. It will be good to have some of my favorite tastes still on my tongue when I get to a place where everything will be different.
I know--this isn't anything special as blog posts go but it's definitely a part of the process.