We spent the weekend preparing.
The cupboards are full of food. It's mostly fresh stuff; one of our small revolutions I should discuss in detail is the fact the most of our food is now made on the spot out of fresh ingredients.
The house is clean, relatively speaking. And I even mowed our weed garden and cleaned some of the leaves and stuff that the wind carried in. I cannot fail to stress how much of a waste of time this mowing of the lawn is; Australians seem to be in love with it, and all the back/front yards in our area have the lawn at the exact optimal length with only the slightest standard deviation; our place takes a walk on the wild side.
We packed up on movies and TV stuff to watch. We have all of the Black Adder, the rest of the Muppets' first season, lots of TNG stuff to pick at, and many others; and we have five films just waiting for us to click play, including classics such as Wilder's Some Like it Hot and Quest for Fire (which is definitely not a Wilder film).
Today we finished things off with a late lunch at our favorite Mexican on Chapel Street. If it was up to me I would eat there every day. And we even jumped to the nearby Borders to get the latest Bill Bryson book - Thunderbolt Kid. Not that I need another book on the book shelf given the insurmountable number of books already there waiting for me, but Bill Bryson is Bill Bryson: probably my favorite author of all. Not that any of his books can be measured against stuff like Lord of the Rings, but consistency wise everything he writes about is a gem. I will not deny even for a second that I model my writing and this very blog after his way of doing things, only that he is much better at it.
We packed the bag for the hospital, charged up the MP3 player for Jo to enjoy tomorrow, and soon I will even set the alarm clock for something like 4:50am - we need to be there at 6:00am.
And that's it. We're going in. At this stage all I know is that tomorrow I will be out and about with anesthetics, so I don't know how long it's going to take me before adding entry #301 to this blog (yes, this one is numero 300) - but I'll be back.