I'm not exactly freaking out yet, but I'm starting to get anxious.
Spring Break. Less than two weeks away.
The travel documents came yesterday, which, without a true airline ticket anymore, amount to the itinerary and luggage tags.
Driving to Florida for a cruise is one matter, where you can stop at any Target or Walmart on the way and buy what you need. Flying to Europe and back on long flights is a completely different matter. Try going into a foreign land with a foreign language and asking for contact lens solution. Best not forget it in the first place (Fern).
I gotta buy some quart sized zip bags so the security guys will be nice to us. I gotta find mini shampoo bottles, enough for everyone.
I know I'm going to forget stuff. So I'm getting anxious about trying to remember it all now before it's too late.
I bought a new memory card for my camera. And extra batteries, too. I bought a solar charger for cell phones and iPods.
Oh, and laundry. I have to find that balance of washing clothes to pack and washing clothes to wear in the mean time.
And what to pack anyway? That kinda depends on the weather. And weather can be temperamental in mid-March. Don't want to over pack, but don't want to be spending time in foreign laundromats, either. I gotta pack the correct weight coat so I won't freeze or smolder. How many pairs of shoes? Do I even mess with "dressy?"
Got to come up with portable activities to keep the kids occupied. Got to set aside books and/or knitting for myself.
Did I remember the camera? Should I take the non-digital Nikon and film, too. With all the lenses. Tripod either way. Polarizer filter too.
eye yai yai.
Thank you for enduring this little moment of anxiety.
I'll write all this down in a notebook, before I forget.
But first, I have a killer headache and need to go get a coke.
Travel pillows for the plane?
And a copy of The Blade.....
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