Murphy has a thing or two to answer for!
Just when everything is scheduled to a tee - and Ireland trounce Russia - the passport goes AWOL (and it full of visas).
I keep saying to people that there's lots to learn in life if only we allow ourselves to see all the opportunities. Physician heal thyself! I needed all the calm of meditation to keep from losing the cool - completely.
Ommmmm. (Should be lots more opportunities to practice meditation too on the trip.)
Found it. Got to practice unpacking and repacking my bag too - uber-efficient 'bags-in-a-bag approach'. Quite cool. See? I knew there was a reason I misplaced the passport - to give me the opportunity to appreciate the new packing system (well, you got to try?)
Feeling much better now.