I wrote this on Jan. 19 before we boarded our ship for the cruise we are presently on.
They say doing the same thing and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. So I must be insane. Well, people have been telling me that for years but now I guess I have to believe them.
We are on vacation leaving the cold and snow and wind of Illinois behind for two weeks on a ship going to Hawaii. Since the offspring are adults we escape each year. I told my husband years ago that when the younger son was out of high school I was going someplace warm during January. It's taken me almost nine years to get him up to around 16 days.
I do the packing and have learned to pack light. We go a day early for any cruise or resort week we plan. My goal is always to pack and plan so we don't have to open the suitcases in the hotel we stay in before boarding the ship or arriving at the resort. I have never been successful.
This morning I had to not open one suitcase I had to open both. Part of it was my fault. No... wait... all of it is my fault. I did the packing. I put the bag with the toothbrushes in the suitcase rather than the carry-on. No, we didn't brush last night.
I'd packed underwear in the carry-on but not a pair of my husband's socks. After I'd closed it from getting the toothbrushes and paste I had to open the suitcase again.
Then I decided to wear a different dress, so open the other case. This dress needs a slip so I had to open the first one again. GRRRR. Insanity. You'd have thought I'd learn to leave the cases open until I was done dressing, but no.
Well, everything is packed and ready to go to the ship. I'll be able to unpack for two weeks. We are staying in LA for one night on the way home. I wonder if I can pack so I don't have to open the suitcases the next morning? Insanity.
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