Nope, I'm not moving back to Florida quite yet, but I did manage to plan a trip to visit! I'm heading home for about two weeks, beginning the end of this month! To say I'm excited to be going is a major understatement! You guys probably know by now that I am totally NOT a cold weather person, so while it's still currently in the 50s and 60s here during the day (except today, when it's like 40!), I am more than happy to trade that for the 70s-80s in Orlando! I'm even planning a few days at the beach, even though it's not quite optimal beach weather. I'll still take it!
I've been having fun digging through the clothes I haven't been able to wear in a couple months due to the colder temps, deciding what to pack. Thanks to one of the airlines I'm flying charging extra for every bag, I need to condense everything for my Orlando time and my beach time into a single suitcase. Thank goodness warm weather clothes aren't that bulky, I guess?
Here's what's going into the suitcase so far:
Yes, I rock zebra print flip flops on the regular. I have a ton of sandals, but these are made from yoga mat material, so they are SUPER comfy. I've been having to wear actual shoes (like, with a toe and everything!) this month since it's been cold, so I'll be happy to go back to my favorites! I'll probably throw in at least one pair of heels for going out circumstances, of course, but these are my daytime go-to shoe.
Okay, kidding about this one. Mostly. But man am I going to miss my guys! I'm going to be suffering kitty withdrawls!
Fine, this isn't technically packed either, since I don't own a Ravenclaw shirt... yet. But I FINALLY get to check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal on this trip! I am nerding out in a big way. It's a shame that I am basically broke, or I would probably buy one of everything they sell. (I want Ginny's wand!)
Not pictured: I've already tossed a bunch of favorite jewelry (mostly earrings) into a little box to keep them safe.
You know that whole phenomenon where you don't really notice something until it's pointed out, and then you can't help but notice it all the time? Ever since I wrote my other post for Dove, I keep noticing that oh hey, the skin under my arms kind of IS kind of dry! Not something I'd usually worry about in the winter, but since I'm off to the land of swimsuits and sleeveless things, I'm way more aware of it! (And shaving causes skin to lose 50% more moisture - eep! Bring on the moisturizing deodorant!)
Maybe they've been using Dove Clear Tone?
I haven't really tackled the packing of clothes yet, but it will probably be a lot of casual dresses (and swimsuit of course. Yay!) I still need to pick a book or two to pack for reading before bed and general chilling out. Most of what I read tends to be big and bulky, so I need to browse my bookshelf for a more modestly sized paperback that won't put my bag over the weight limit! (My kingdom for an e-reader!) I also need to load up my iPod with some excellent music and podcasts for the flight. And last (for now) but not least, I have a Publix gift card that I won in a giveaway a while back, which will be going towards contributing some wine towards whoever's Thanksgiving dinner I end up at! (I should probably get around to figuring that out?)
Are any of you guys escaping this dreary time of year in favor of somewhere sunny?