Tuesday, 6 September 2011

So our holiday is getting close

And I have started to freak out. Today I realized that in a few days we are going overseas as a family. Not far really, just over the ditch. My brain is spinning out with all the things I need to do.

So far today I have:

  • Had coffee with my friend W (she is struggling a little at the moment),

  • Printed out our plane tickets, car bookings and our hotel booking confirmations,

  • Ensured the car insurance covers our house sitter

  • Researched data plans for us while we are away,

  • Did some work and spent an hour reading at school

  • Washed most of the clothes we need to take,

  • I have gotten all the medications we need (believe me it's a lot!),

  • And cleaned some of the house (after all the house sitter doesn't need to put up with our mess),

Things that I still need to do (and most of these need to be done tomorrow):

  • Print the notes for our house sitter,
  • Do some more washing,
  • Pack,
  • Take Serious Dog for a vet check up as he had dental surgery last week,
  • Buy dog food (they need a particular one which was out of stock until late today),
  • Pick Boy Child up from school early for an appointment,
  • Collect Girl Child from school and take her to collect Boy child from his appointment,
  • Take both to Girl Child's activity,
  • Ring Mr E's sister as she had minor surgery,
  • Finish cleaning the house,
  • Get food for the car trip,
  • Work out what time we need to pick up the kids from their schools on Thursday,
  • Arrange to get the car to the house sitter before or as we are leaving on Thursday,
  • Ensure that Boy Child does the some of the two assignments that he will have to do while we are on holidays,
  • Clean the rest of the house,
  • Post a birthday card to my niece,
  • Finalise some work stuff,
  • And...

I'm sure there is more I just can't remember right now. I only have approximately 32 hours left to do it which is probably why I started freaking out.

So I thought I would take this opportunity to say bye to you, my bloggy people. I may get a chance to read some blogs while we are away but I'm hoping that i will be having too much fun and hopefully relaxing too much to do that. I better go and get cracking on my to do list. Or maybe just go to bed. Decisions, decisions.

Maybe if I go to bed now, I'll be calmer tomorrow. Or maybe not. At this point I'm actually wondering if the holiday is actually worth the stress. Admittedly it's probably mostly streess of my own making and mostly in my own head. I hope it is! When we get back I will hopefully be nice a relaxed. After all we have been planning this holiday for at least two years. It has to be worth the hype. Does getting prepared for a holiday do your head in before hand? Are major holidays worth it? I really hope so!


Diane said...

Preparing for a trip always wears me out. It's usually all worth it in the end though. Have fun! Sounds like you deserve it!

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Oh bon voyage E and family. As soon as you fly out you'll forget about all the stress and just relax and enjoy yourself.

Seriously x

Sarah Mac said...

It will be worth every second of it!

Probably it wouldn't matter if you didn't complete your list but if you do then there will be nothing to stress about at all and you can just enjoy.

Have a wonderful time! x

Anna said...

I hope you have a wonderful time and do get to relax!!
All you can do is all you can do. If you don't get some of the things on your list done, try not to worry!

Leanne said...

Woot Woot!!! It takes a lot of effort to go on a trip, but it will be worth it E. Woot woot!!!

Lene said...

Hope you have the most wonderful time! Preparing to travel is always a debacle, especially with small people. I hope you got everything done that you needed to do.

I've just nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award, check it out when you get back from your holiday!


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