Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thoughts while packing

Thoughts while packing:

1. I hate living out of a suitcase

2. Why does it take me FOREVER to pack? Oh yes, because I am slightly (in an over-the-top sort of way) obsessive compulsive.

3. Regardless of what time I start packing, I can never get to bed at a decent hour.

4. I always feel bad that I'm not spending time with my mom before I leave.

5. While packing, it never fails. My thoughts ALWAYS turn toward what packing for Africa will be like. I'll have to start months in advance just so I can be sure to have time to watch TV with my mom and have appropriate closure. In the back of my mind, I worry I'll cut it too close. Isn't that weird?

6. Though I hate packing...and living out of a suitcase...and the "WHERE DID I PUT MY NAIL CLIPPERS??? questions, I love, love, love seeing people I love and miss so dearly. I am flying to Austin, Texas tomorrow on a flight that leaves WAAAAY too early, but I will be spending the weekend with some of my favorite people that I never get to see. People who have been agents of transformation in my life. People who make me laugh like no other. People who I can reminisce about the old days with and we laugh until our sides hurt. People whose children are now way too big. I love them, and am sure there will be stories. Thank you, Delta Skymiles. 439 flights later, I get something in return.


  1. My thoughts after reading your entertaining and informative post ...

    1. "Slightly (in an over-the-top sort of way)" - yes, that's precisely how I would say it.

    2. Yay for Austin! Say hi to everybody for me.

    3. 439 flights? Really? Documentation, please.

  2. I think the only thing worse than packing and worrying about not having enough time for appropriate closure is WATCHING someone ELSE pack while having those same feelings, but knowing that you will soon be left behind....