I'm a planner. I like lists and organization and checking off lists.
So usually when I'm taking a trip or going out of town I have a list of things to do, things to get and things to pack. I enjoy checking off each thing, one by one as I complete it or pack it. I enjoy making sure that I have everything I need and relaxing the night before I leave. I leave for Chicago tomorrow and would love to relax tonight.
Not gonna happen. *sigh*
I spent last weekend baking for Easter and recovering from Easter and my weekly errands. I spent Monday night baking for a work thing that we had Wednesday. Tuesday night I worked late and then came home to finish the baking. Yesterday I was up early to put it all together, worked, went home and had dinner with Pete. Then I started randomly throwing things in a suitcase. Add in the tidbit that I have been so busy at work the last week that I don't seem to have 5 minutes to myself.
What usually happens when I don't plan is that I have a lot of random crap and I way over pack. So instead of watching American Idol with Pete, I listened to it last night and went from bedroom to bedroom trying to plan on the fly and packing. I think I have 5 tops and one pair of pants for my 2 night trip. See, what I mean? Not a good thing.
So I'm getting off work a couple of hours early tonight. My goal is to shop for the few things that I still need, eat dinner with Pete, finish packing and give myself a mani/pedi.
We'll see how it goes.