Monday, September 14, 2009

The count down and the packing has begun...

I am so so ready to be sitting in that chair, watching a sunset, having a glass of wine and chilling out by the ocean. Next week at this time you will find me right there enjoying the beginning of my long waited for vacation. It's the Outer Banks of North Carolina time and I am already walking around with a smile on my face. What is driving me crazy though is the packing! My big problem is I am only going away two weeks and I always pack enough for a month or more. My thought is maybe I'll need that dress or what if its chilly and I need clothes for two climates, warm and cold. This has to be a woman thing because any man I have ever traveled with could throw a shirt and a toothbrush in an overnight case and tour Europe without any problem. Me, I am just going to the beach! My goal, when I started typing this blog today was to get control with the amount of clothes and make a list of only what I really need. How many bathing suits are enough? Speaking of enough, what about panties and bras, do I always need a suitcase just for them? Crazy I know, even crazier is the knowledge there is a full size washer and dryer in the house we rent. And then there is the issue of the extra couple going with us this year... what to do, what to do? Okay ladies, this is my plan, two suitcases, nothing more. Really, I mean it! I never, ever wear all the stuff I take with me so with that thought I should be able to get control. Jeans, shorts, tops and tees with two (well, maybe three)pairs of shoes in one bag. Stuff panties and bras for two weeks, not a month, in the corners of the bag and that takes care of one suitcase. The other case gets 4 bathing suits (you never know), robe and pj's and toiletry case. Skip the dress since I know I won't put it on and if I need a sweatshirt or sweater I can use it for another excuse to shop. What do you think? Is it really possible to pull this off for a clothes horse? Speaking of horses one of the things I love there is watching the horses wander in the surf and through the dunes and I know they never give a thought to what I have on. I think writing this blog today has been good for me, tonight I will pull out only two suitcases, and practice getting my toned down version of packing right till I leave on Friday. I know y'all will hold me to the two bag plan. I will take lots of pictures and my laptop so I hope to send you some of my fun, even if I have the same clothes on every day.


1 comment:

  1. I do the same thing when I travel. It's hard to imagine not being prepared, but like you said, it's a good excuse to go shopping. :) Your photos are beautiful and I love the Outer Banks, too. Have a relaxing, fun vacation! Cheers!

    Your corn chowder looks fabulous!