Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Little Preview

This is what I'm packing to go to Europe... minus Tucker of course (he just has to have constant attention).  The only thing not in the picture is a pair of pants I need to get back from my mom (she was hemming them) and the jeans and shirt I plan to wear on the plane.  The candle and plates at the end of the table are obviously not going either.

Some of that stuff will go in my carryon bag or purse.  So all in all, I'm proud of myself for taking as little as possible but still making sure I have what I'll need.  I like to be prepared.

I think it hit me this morning.... that "oh my gosh I am going to EUROPE in like 5 days!!!!" feeling.  It came when Bennett called me and we spent 30 minutes going into detail about everything we were each packing and assigning things for each of us to carry (ie, he's bringing a power adaptor, I'm bringing some Woolite).

I can't wait.  I got my legs waxed yesterday so that I won't have to shave.  I need to paint my toenails so I can happily wear my Chacos. (I'm not really that vain, but I don't like to wear sandals without painted toes... it's my attempt at making my runner's feet somewhat pleasant to see naked).  All I need to do is put everything in the bag, grab a couple of last minute items, and wrap up a few things around the house.

This is going to be one great adventure.


Sharneysrun said...

Ooooh - how EXCITING!!! I am so happy for you! I love that feeling you get right before going away on's the best :-) And Europe will be the ultimate vacation! Have a fantastic time!

Thanks SO much for your email. You always manage to put things into perspective for me. You made me feel so much better about my diagnosis. I know it's not the end of the world and it is a treatable condition after all. I just know I will run that marathon... in time. I'll email you later tonight or tomorrow. Just wanted to say thanks for your support :-)

J said...

After two trips to FL in the last 5 months and countless track meet trips I have finally been able to pack as little as possible but you seem to have done much better!

Nicole said...

I try to pack as little as possible when i go on vacation. however, somehow i always leave necessary shoes or extra bathing suits at home. FAIL.

You did great! AHHH soo excited for you! ur gonna have a ball!

The Northerner said...

So exciting!

I was thinking about Runaway Jury yesterday when I was at jury duty. Good book!

Niki said...

Go you for packing early!! I am such a last minute packer! I totally agree about the painted toenails!!