Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pre- Vacation

I was having guilt about not blogging. I tend to carry guilt like a piece of luggage. Speaking of luggage, I am packing for four (the hubby thankfully packs himself) in our lovely redneck luggage – Laundry Baskets. We have one real suitcase. That one holds my stuff.

I have been working over-time because I feel guilty going on vacation and we have been really busy at work, plus the amount of things you have to do before vacation makes you wonder why you bother. BUT, I’m OK with being bothered – it’s my fault that I am one of THOSE people who has to leave the house immaculate. Just in case.

I have managed to tan, get my toes and nails done and get the kid’s hair cut as well as eat nothing but oatmeal for lunch so I feel decent in my bathing suit.

By this time tomorrow, we will be on our way. I have a mix of anxiety, guilt of course, and excitement. The hubby and I are avoiding each other and the kind of arguments that always pop up before a big event. (We will be celebrating our 15th anniversary while away, so we have learned when to ignore each other)

I am on my way to visit two of my very best friends as well as parents all rolled into one. It’s going to take riding in a car for 24hours with four other people, but we will get there. It hasn’t been without hurdles. The cracked windshield, a new tire and battery trouble should take care of the bad things happen in three’s scenario though.

I will have stories to tell, I am sure, and no worries you WILL hear them.

PS – I’ll be commenting on your blogs from the depths of my temporary bedroom in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep. See you then!

10 comments:

The Woven Moments said...

LOVE the idea of packing in laundry baskets. The clothes end up there, anyway, so really you are just being uber efficient. :)

Safe travels!

Kate said...

Have a wonderful trip! I can't wait to hear all the stories, and I hope (for you) they are all happy, fun stories. I'll try not to be too jealous of your vacation while I spend my teeny spring break with cruddy weather and no money to do anything inside. One thing I'm NOT jealous of, though, is the preparation process, which never goes well between my husband (let's get everything taken care of in advance) and me (oh, don't worry...it'll get done eventually).

Oilfield Trash said...

I hope you have a good time. And Happy Anniversary.

Doria said...

was wondering where you been! Have a safe trip! :)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

have a great time! too bad you're not closer to me. i have some luggage that would be great for you to use for your brood. it's looking for a new home, too.

"Miss Bee" said...

Have a great trip! (And I'm going to steal the whole "let's not talk before we leave on vacation because we'll just end up fighting" thing.) I hope you're having so much fun that you don't even THINK about blogging!

The Schweitzers said...

My husband always thought I was weird because I cleaned the house before we went anywhere because of the "just in case." I didn't want CSI in my house dusting for fingerprints and wondering what kind of slobs lived there.

Kelley Simpson said...

Have a wonderful trip! Be safe and enjoy all your Peeps!!

Diplo_Daddy said...

Looking forward to hear all about your vacation. Congratulations on # 15th! That's fantastic!

Christine@100things100days said...

I've been suffering pre-vacation guilt and I'm glad to see I'm not alone. Great idea to avoid the hubby. My husband and I have been married 11 years and haven't quite figured that out yet. We often end up wishing we were going with someone else! Hope it was a great vacation in the end.