Today I did something totally uncharacteristic for me: I began packing.
Now, a normal person would probably have started packing a week ago. But when it comes for preparing for a trip, I am my Father’s daughter: I pack the night before (and sometimes, the morning of.)
But I am so ready to go home I actually pulled out the suitcases and started filling them!
The thing is, I don’t know how normal people do this? Like, what am I supposed to do with the clothes I want to wear over the next week? And what if I change my mind about which bags to use? And where do you put things you need right now but don’t necessarily want in a carry-on? THIS IS SO HARD.
Sister: “Everything is packed in one bag. Why are you taking another one?”
Me: “Because I can.”
Sister: “But why?”
Me: “I get two free checked bags!”
Sister: “So you are bringing an empty bag?”
Me: “I need something to put all my souvenirs in!”
Sister: “You’re going to fill an entire suitcase with souvenirs??”
Don’t worry, in the end I found enough stuff to fill it. 😉
I think I am all packed and ready for 19+ hours of travel!
Day 2 of 2019:
Still packing + no laptop = 5.5 audio books completed today.
It is my least favorite thing (organizing) with my favorite (books). At least I am super productive!
I don’t know where it all came from. Or rather, I suppose I do. My suitcase overflows; I brought most of it and managed to acquire all the rest by virtue of living in Colorado Springs for 10 weeks. But that doesn’t solve my problem:
What to pack? What to leave? How to keep my bag under 50 pounds and my backpack from breaking my back?
My wardrobe – which felt so inadequate at times this summer – now seems enormous. Why did I bring so many tops? So many pairs of jeans? So many books?
I really don’t know how it will all fit.
Tomorrow I am leaving for a quick trip to Minnesota to visit a friend. It is almost 6:30 the night before. Are my bags packed? The laundry done? Route planned?
I planned to do the laundry part at least last night but my sister went to bed early so I didn’t do it.
My van, however, is all ready to go thanks to my Dad. He changed the oil and everything. Thank you, Dad!
If you’ll excuse me, there is a washing machine with my name on it. See y’all in MN!