I'm mostly packed. I've done laundry. I've returned library books. I've done a thorough houseclean so the apartment will be "welcoming" when I get back (discovering in the process that W.C. Handy blues makes really good music to clean house by). I've arranged for a friend to water the plants. I am now enjoying a lychee martini.
Life is good.
An early happy birthday to Daw, because I will miss her birthday on account of being away!