The vet called Monday to let me know Maggie passed her blood test. So now I just have to book a flight to Hawaii. Nick doesn't have his flight yet since the Navy schedules it and I guess tells him sometime right before. Ahhhh Navy and your planning. We have a wedding to go to on Jan 30th in Maryland and he has to report for duty by Feb 10th. I would like him to be there before me...especially since I won't have a car when I get there and all. So I guess I'm going to shoot for as close to Feb 10th as possible. I would like to be there by Valentines Day though.
Maryland is coming up rapidly. I'm trying to plan in all my last minute Charleston stuff now. I emailed the girls I hung out with on Army Wives so I hope to get together with them sometime soon before I leave. I also really want to have a going away thing at bar around here. Nothing big. Just a time to come out and have drinks- probably the Sunday before we leave so I can see everyone and hang out a last time.
I'm so excited to be coming back to Baltimore for Halloween. I LOVE Halloween. My parents used to be uber religious when I was little..my dad mainly. I wasn't allowed to dress up for Halloween because my dad considered it the devil's holiday. I think I dressed up once when I was 4 or 5 and walked around a mall. But when my parents got divorced when I was about 12 I started dressing up every year. Not actually trick or treating, but dressing up to hand out candy. And of course when you hit college age, you realize Halloween is the best time to dress up and bar hop. Gradually I have been going to more and more things each year and of course I have to do a different costume every time. Last year I had I think four different costumes, the year before was five. I may only have one this year but I'm pretty happy with it. I won't tell you what it is yet though...I always try to keep it on the down low. Last year was my favorite costume so far.
On actual Halloween night in Baltimore last year (the week before I moved to Charleston) I went to Fells Point. Fells is an area downtown which is basically a huge court with lots of bars all along the street. They close it off to cars for Halloween and everyone you know ends up coming and bar hopping. There's even a costume contest in the middle of the square. Last year I went as the original Blonde at the Beach- Pam Anderson from Baywatch. I bought a red bathing suit and found an actual movie set Baywatch patch to iron onto my suit. I did my makeup like Pam. I wore blonde hair extensions. I cut apart two Tide bottles and taped and spraypainted them together to form a life raft. And I ran in slow motion for 3 1/2 hours. It was such a blast. I felt like a celebrity because people kept asking to get their pictures taken with me. I ended up being on the local newspaper's website and even made it onto Youtube (See below).
I don't think my costume this year will be nearly as amazing. Plus I will probably only have that night to dress up since we'll be packing and moving and cleaning all week. But I'm really excited because it's my first Halloween with Nick. Last year he was already in Charleston and came back the next weekend to come get me and help me move down with him. We met the year before in December so we missed Halloween.
Since he has to go to Connecticut he is going to leave with me and follow me up to Baltimore the day before Halloween. So he is going to be with me on Halloween and leave the next day to continue his trip to Connecticut. Not only are we going to be together on Halloween but we're also going to do a couples costume. I've never done that before! Super excited.
I will definitely keep you posted. I'm looking forward to spending this month with Nick (he will be on leave starting next week) before I have to go without him for 3 months while he is in Connecticut. :( Then Hawaii is right around the corner! It'll be sneaking up before you know it. Geez, wonder what they do for Halloween in Hawaii.