||[Jul. 20th, 2007|04:37 am]
I'm so excited about L.A. We're leaving in 5 days. :) Today we went to Fort Wayne, and got healthy-food snacks to take on the plane (we're avoiding fruits and veggies because of the whole produce-into-California thing that the airline mentioned, so we tried to find packaged stuff that was sustaining and not total junkaroo). I know the airports would just love you to buy anything and everything there in the nice little vending machines, but we feel better when we eat better, especially under stress, so fancy "health junk/snack food" it is. Ha ha. I also got some face care items I wanted to restock on and an all-natural sunscreen (avoiding the chemical sunscreens in favor of one who's main ingredient is titanium dioxide), but the ingredients looked a lot more suspicious to me than the same brand I bought last year. Ouch. I really like it when I can find products that really appear to be as natural as they claim. Sigh. Still... I'm gladder to find a sunscreen with some dubious chemicals WITHOUT the active chemical ingredient, then a sunscreen with chemicals AND the active ingredient being dubious as well. I guess that's a long way of saying it should be better than nothing, right? I just wish Aubrey Organics hadn't appeared to change their formula. *very sad face* Being sensitive of skin and allergenic and whatnot, too, it really is invaluable for me to really avoid chemical crap, because after awhile it all just starts to build up and person doesn't feel so good. Doing all this healthy stuff and forcing myself to do it even when travelling, instead of the obvious easy stuff that travelling tends to breed pays off, I think.
Anyway, I don't really know why I'm on the soapbox. I'll get off. I just love geeking around health food stores for hours, that's all. :D lol.
We stopped at Kohl's and I tried on a shirt, but it turns out when I grabbed the same size in the color I actually wanted off the rack upon leaving, I got one that had been mis-hangered, and ended up with two sizes too big! Great! :(
I've decided much of what I want to take along... so I feel prepared and very happy to be that way... I have lists... I have plans... I know what bags/suitcases I want to bring. Heh heh. This shouldn't be too hard now. :)
The earlier part of today kind of sucked (sleepy, overcast rainy day, not wanting to be/stay out of bed or get moving AT ALL), but by early evening when we went to the city... things got better and I got happy. :P