You know those god awful countdown posts that people put on facebook, the ones telling you how many sleeps till their shitty holiday (vacation for nonhumans, I mean Americans). Well guess bloody what? 39 sleeps till mine! Woobloodyhoo! Plus mine is six sweet weeks long. I was going to put up an even more annoying countdown widget, but the ones I found told me it is actually 29 days till I go and I feel rather sick with panic now! Yikes!
The rough travel itinerary can be found over here, do have a read. Hopefully I get to meet up with lots of my blogging chums, if there are any points on the map/itinerary that you fancy, please come and play out! I will be updating facebook, twitter etc with my more immediate plans for the day, so keep an eye on @crpitt for twitterings and The Distracted Wanderer for book of faces (this page belongs to my chaffuer for the trip). I wish I could see every single person that I have befriended across the pond, but without that lottery win it's just not possible. The good thing about not seeing everyone on this trip, is that I have to do it again.
In the meantime, things are busy over at The Doodologist, I have SO much to do before I hop across the pond, I am even doing a craft fair whilst I am over there, which means coming up with some ideas that appeal to an American audience. As well as some lovely doodle commissions, I have buttontastic letters to create, magic keys to magic, potions to produce and some other cool stuff.
Here are some of my most recent offerings!
More details and pictures here: Happy Birthday Rhiannon
Thomas's birthday doodle - This is an A3 doodle commission for a 13 year old boy, who just happens to be the older brother of Harry
More details and pictures here: Happy Birthday Thomas
Untimely Button Letter: A special button letter commission for my best chum Lynsey, it was a very belated birthday present and my favourite button letter so far.
More Buttontastic stuff found here.. Buttontastic
So in the next few weeks, I will be very busy on an arty farty front, which is awesome. I am slightly apprehensive about going away for so long, I shall also worry about the mumborg, money and whether I will eat so much food, that I warrant an extra seat on the flight home.
Other things to do, must remember to do my ESTA this week, hopefully they decide to let me in the country. I have already checked that my passport is valid, thought I might have to renew and have to endure horrifying new passport photographs, but I get to do that in January instead (phew). Bought my travel insurance ages ago, need to print out or make note of the policy number. Hmmm what else? Think I need a new suitcase, strangely enough, will be going for a smaller one, as the current beast is too big and I will just fill it with crap and go over my baggage allowance. Change some of my buttons into dollars, they do accept buttons as valid currency? Buggered if they don't!
I am off for now, I am sure I will update again, before I bog off.