Friday, August 6, 2010

Ready for the weekend

I'm not a travler. At all. The last time I was on a plane was in 2004. It's not that I don't want to, but we aren't a vacationing family (that translates to "my husband is a tight wad"). So we don't even take day trips. But the packing is the worst. I'm not a good packer. Because I overpack. Always. I'm going to Florida for work next week. I'll probably pack a sweater because that's what I do. I'll pack three books when I know I won't have that much time to read (I'll only be gone a couple days). I'll pack my journal and at least two other notebooks, just because. I will pack the camera and every spare battery I have, just in case, along with all the power cords. I bought a GPS unit specifically for this trip. To practice, I used it to get to work. And yesterday I used it when I picked up my car from the repair shop. What's the point of a GPS for someone who doesn't travel?!

So I keep telling myself, you don't have to pack everything! You don't want to pack everything because you want to have room to bring the kids back souveniors! You don't want to lug that heavy suitcase around! Anything you forget, you can most likely buy when you get there! So on and so forth.

Also, I get generally uptight when traveling. Every six months, I have to take my son to St. Louis for a check-up. That's a two and a half hour drive and it makes me tense. We have to fly out of St. Louis. So there's the drive tension, and the fly tension on top of that. Plus, I'll have to listen to the husband complaining about how much everything costs. Even though work is paying for mine. Ha!

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