- Clean bedrooms
You see, DH and I are off to Australia for a week, leaving on Sunday. Our most wonderful families are taking care of the home stuff, kids and cat thus making it all possible. We are heading to a wedding near Sydney, taking a wine tour and get to enjoy touristy stuff too. Trip of a lifetime, really. But I am overwhelmed into inaction on the packing thing.
I've got the packing list to help. Except it doesn't cover why I can't put the things into the suitcase before the panicky day of travel! All these important thoughts keep going through my mind:
What to wear? What does one wear to a spring wedding in Australia anyway? I bought an awesome dress.... I think.... is it too casual? too colourful? too not a good fit? Ack! And what about shoes? Should I wear healed sandals or is that not appropriate? How many shoes can a I really bring before exceeding the weight restrictions? The weather is all over the place so what do I wear if it rains? Will people laugh and point if they see me in my swim suit? Will there be kangaroos? Can I bring home a kangaroo or will that exceed the weigh restrictions? Can I leave all my clothes behind and bring back a suitcase of wine? Oh the dilemmas!
I am also obsessing about how I am going to survive a 18 hour flight squished in an airplane seat. What will I do if my on board entertainment fails and I can only watch shows in German? Will this damn cold be done before I take off? There may be whining and it may not be the baby with the ear infection that they seat next to me. Adding to list - sedatives - extra-strength, eye mask, ear plugs, nose plugs, snuggie.
Of course it will be all worth it. Whatever I have forgotten, I can buy. I get to go to freaking Australia so shut-up! Time to pack away my inner procrastinator and just do it.