I’m sitting here at work, counting down to 5:00 when I can leave, but all I can think about is what in the world I have forgotten. It HAS to be something, because I am just WAY to fritzy…
After work, I’m hitching a ride with a couple co-workers down to LB’s neck of the woods, from where we’ll get on a plane and fly to DC. I’ve also got another one of my good ol’ events happening tomorrow (by the way, my walk last week kicked ass raising over $105K and the little golf tournament that could didn’t do too shabby either) and there’s a decent chance that I didn’t do something for that….but I don’t think that’s it. And if it is? It’s not something major. The contract is good, the venue is set, the shirts are there, the people will come. Everything else can be fixed.
I’m also going to be away from my Thomàs until next Sunday. This, of course, devastates me. I could get all into the psychology of leaving him and relate it to adoption and determine that I have some deep seeded intense issues with leaving anyone and anything, but I’m not sure that’s it. I might just be a crazy cat person.
Speaking of which, have you seen my favorite video of all time???
But I digress…..
I put on a brave face, but was nice and misty eyed when I left the house….apologizing to him for leaving, telling him I love him, all that jazz. I am pretty sure he could not care less. His Auntie will come over and snuggle and watch trashy reality tv with him and he’ll be happy as a clam (though I do think he’ll miss getting to sleep in my bed with me – let me have this one!)
BUT – he is well taken care of, I cleaned his litter box, took out the trash, made sure he wouldn’t run out of food, had all of his toys out for him. He’ll be fine.
The obvious “oops” is that I’ve forgotten something crucial to the trip. My bags are packed and in my trunk and there’s no going back….so God willing I’ve got business casual, business suit, casual clothing for every climate, sporty clothing, something to sleep in, something to go out at night in, and – of course – the perfect shoes for every possible combination.
Oh! And underwear!
And whatever else I definitely forgot.
I had the added pressure of bringing down some of LB’s clothes as well. Two pairs of shoes a couple dress shirts – WAIT! Did I remember all the stuff on hangars that’s to go in his garment bag????….yes, I did, we’re okay, continue – a few pairs of underwear, two pairs of sock, two plain white tees, and his Abraham Lincoln shirt of course. (It’s topical).
It’s pretty safe to say that clothing/accessories is probably the category I was most likely to screw up.
Mind you, I did almost leave my house without a single toiletry. The good news is that toiletries can be semi easily replaced and LB has a fair amount, so I should be okay.
I also need to bring work stuff, especially since half the trip is heavy on the “work.”
Then there’s electronics. How many different kinds of “chargers” do I need?
OH! My camera battery! Now THAT I definitely would have forgotten had it not been for this post….pardon me while I grab the battery from it’s charger. (And yes, that was not a ruse, I actually stopped and got my battery just now). That would have been a real bad situation if I tried to take pictures with a camera that has no juice!
So it’s camera, computer, cell phone, other cell phone, charging the Kindle so I don’t need the charger….also got a couple real books – one for me, one for LB….did forget that deck of cards though…but LB has one at his place….GPS charger…..
Now that I think about it, I could have definitely forgotten a charger in there somewhere as well….
So, this whole lot of nothin’ post at least ensured that I can take pictures of my trip!
And with that, I’m off….perhaps I’ll post from the road, God/Wifi-willing! Wish me luck as I organize 550 volunteers on the DC metro/meet LB’s Dad/visit LB’s Mom/and volunteer at a 1,600 participant event!