Tuesday, March 26, 2013
P-Minus One Day . . . . .
Riley helps me pack my beret.
"I'm very strict with my packing and
have everything in its right place."
~ Charlie Watts
"Have you packed yet?" my friend Rona asked me Saturday evening.
"Rona, please," I replied. "It's not Wednesday afternoon yet."
She looked at me in disbelief. "But you leave Wednesday night."
"Exactly," I said back to her. "I'll start putting things together Wednesday morning."
I've only known Rona for about three years, so she doesn't quite know that I am a chronic procrastinator when it comes to packing. I've had the opportunity to travel for business and pleasure often over the years, and I feel I have the whole packing-thing down pat and see no need to tie myself up for a week trying to figure out what I'm taking and where it's going to go.
That said, I need to "'fess up." I actually started "practice packing a few weeks ago to see how much I could get into my suitcase, and last evening — a full TWO DAYS prior to our first flight — I actually packed almost everything.
Before you think I'm getting soft, let me explain. I'm not sure if I mentioned this before or not, but we are taking only one carry-on and one personal item each. Yes, you read that correctly. We're taking only carry-ons. Trying to figure out what to take so that we have appropriate clothing to bridge two seasons was not easy, so I started early. I may edit out more clothing before tomorrow, but whatever I do, I'll make sure everything is in its right place. (Yes. Yes. Miss Chaos does actually adhere to the Charlie Watts theory of packing [See above quote.])
"What are you doing?" I asked Mike as I started to write this blog entry 30 minutes ago.
"Downloading podcasts to my iPod," he replied. "And charging my Kindle."
"Oh, crap!" I sighed in return. "I need to download new music to mine, too."
"Put it on your 'to do' list now," he said, turning to look at me as I rolled my eyes. He continued, "You don't have a 'to-do' list, do you?"
Please. I haven't become *that* organized. ;-)