Thursday, February 17, 2011
I'm taking a little trip to Oceanside Friday to visit the historical, beachfront cottage of some old friends. (Can you tell I love it there? And yes, I promise to post photos!) After that idyllic interlude, I will descend upon Matt, Heather, and the grandkids for a few days before moving on to my parents' home in Palm Desert (where all of my siblings and one new fiancee will be congregating). Once all that fun dies down, I will conclude my glorious and arguably overlong vacation by chatting way too late into several nights at my sister's house near Malibu.
For most of this time, my poor husband will be holding down the fort and (hopefully) missing me like crazy. I, on the other hand, am going to be having FUN. lots and lots and lots of it
While I'm taking the laptop along and may well cling compulsively to my usual blogging schedule (Sue = creature of habit), I am giving myself permission to post when the feeling hits and be silent when it doesn't. Mine will be a "go with the flow" vacation, and I am really looking forward to it.
What I'm not looking forward to is the packing. How on earth does one figure out how to pack for two full weeks of widely varying temperatures (definition: cold beach nights, warm desert days, and everything in between)? To be honest, I'm not much of a packer in the best of times.
What I need is a packing consultant, but even if there were such a thing, she would probably throw up her hands in dismay and pronounce me hopeless after the first hour. She might even hurt me. The thing is, I always want to take too much. I like choices. What I do NOT like, however, is lugging an overstuffed suitcase all over the airport. My back doesn't like it, either.
Oh well. Packing notwithstanding, come Friday morning I will be winging my way to So Cal, where friends and family await.
And you know what?
I am SO up for it!
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