After all these months of planning, poring over web descriptions, reading Cruise Critic and typing lists (things to see, things to get done, things to buy, things to pack, things to remember…sigh…), the set-off day for our Grand European Tour is getting closer.
How do I know for sure? Well today it’s officially LDTGAFA Day. What? You don’t recognize that occasion? Well, it’s the *Last Day To Get Anything From Amazon Day.
Yep, after filling my shopping cart again and again on Amazon (and, yes, pulling more items out of the cart than ever stayed in it for actual purchase), today was the final day I could receive anything from this online megastore in time for packing it for this trip.
The final item arrived today—a splurge, it’s a tiny little (dual voltage) Baybyliss Pro titanium travel flat iron, and it’s the nicest color. I have a full-size iron but it’s a pricey thing and I didn’t want to take it along. As soon as my friendly UPS guy drove up with the new travel flat iron this morning, I unpacked it, plugged it in and tried it out. It made smooth strands, is hot enough to do the job and easy to pack. Just perfect for this trip! [Revised for clarity: This is a curling iron/flat iron for my hair, folks!]
But, back to the timeline. Now, no matter what I spot on Amazon (and please, don’t tempt me with overnight shipping–I’m a Prime shopper all the way), it’s too late to receive it because I’m less than 48 hours from boarding Southwest for the first leg of this trip.
Oh boy, oh boy!