Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I need a chill pill....and a maid

With our vacation approaching, I'm starting to realize how much needs to be done around our house before we leave. We are having someone stay at our house for the week because I don't want to leave kitty there by herself or have someone just drop by to feed her. She loves people and attention and I wouldn't want her to be alone all day and night. I think I would bring her with us if cats were good at traveling. Something tells me they are not.

I have a few lists of the things that need to get done. Just some basic cleaning up and figuring out what to pack (I'll throw everything I own in the suitcase) but I just feel overwhelmed. Sadly, I can't even seem to focus on actually arriving at our destination because that seems so far away with the long list of tasks to complete before we leave. My husband isn't a huge fan of flying so he is nervous about the flight. I'm nervous we won't sleep on the red eye which will cause us to be tired upon our arrival and drag through the day not enjoying the sights. I'm thinking about how hot, humid and possibly rainy it is going to be and worry that it will put a damper on our plans. This is our first sightseeing vacation together and I just want it to go well. I put so much freaking time into making our itinerary (twice, thankyouverymuch) that I just want everything to go off without a hitch.

I'm going to try to relax. I'm going to get a few things done each night and go to the gym each morning for that exercise stress relief. I'll stay busy at work so I don't leave for the week with thoughts of unfinished projects. I'll picture Washington and New York in my mind and know that we are going to have such an incredible time!

Does anyone else get pre-vacation jitters?


Sara said...

Oh my, you sound exactly like me before a big trip! Seriously, vacation is stressful! I'm a packing nightmare, I need at least an entire bottle of wine as I'm packing to get through it. And then I get to my destination with only half the stuff I need and I think "man, it's like I packed drunk or something." :) I'm sure everything will work out and I know you'll have an amazing trip! can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!

Brant and Amanda said...

I am bad about traveling. If we travel in the car I am a lot better, but when we fly I don't sleep the night before. I biggest thing about traveling by plane is I can't bring my dog. I HATE leaving him. If I could take him everywhere I would. I'm ok with packing, it's making sure the house is clean and the trash is taken out because I don't want to come home to ants or some insect feeding off of something in my house.

Kimberly Michelle said...

Just the night before, cause that's usually when we wait to pack and I always figure we'll forget SOMETHING! I'm trying to be a bit more proactive this time around... and heck, I have everything to send off my passport renewal a whole 10 weeks ahead of time!