Wow, somebody up there really likes me. I can tell because they're forecasting a heatwave in Minneapolis this week. High temps above freezing. Night temps are 10* tomorrow night, but mid-twenties on Thursday. Still cold, but not frighteningly cold. We get that cold here...once in a while.
So, how do you pack for a short trip? That's today's question.
Here's how I prioritized my packing.
First thing I got ready was my activity bag, or in this case, it's my activity tupperware. I have all I'll need to assemble 6 sections for the border of my hex medallion quilt. That's hours and hours and hours of fun.
Next, I pack toiletries. "Never get caught without a toothbrush" is my motto.
Then, I pack snacks. This time, it's a walnut/almond-laden trail mix that I added chocolate covered blueberries to. Yum! And, a bag of dried dates. A bag with sugar, creamer, teabags and coffee packs (hotels never give enough). And, two candy bars. "As God is my witness, I'll never go hungry again."
Then, I assembled, but did not pack my warm weather gear; coat, scarf, gloves (I wish I had mittens), knitted wool cap, knitted warm slippers and hand made heavy socks, a fleece pullover. These all need to go on top where they'll be easy to grab.
Finally, I packed shoes and socks and clothes. Apparently, these are the least important things for me to take. Or, maybe they're the obvious choices, so I don't worry about forgetting them. Ei
And, I make a list so I'll remember my book and my laptop cord and my mouse and my aspirin and my moisturizing saline nasal spray and all the other stuff that needs to get there with me. That's the stuff I'll scramble for in the morning while I'm ticking things off on my mental list...because everybody needs at least two lists, right?
Every trip is an adventure. Sometimes I do a shop hop. Sometimes I plan an activity. This time, I'm going to try sewing on the plane. That doesn't sound like a big deal, right? Plug in my headphones with a book on mp3 and sew during the flight? No big deal for most of us, but a huge deal for me. And, because it's such a big deal to me, I've been thinking about why I don't do it. And, I'm brought back to all those kids that called me names in school and how important it was to me not to draw attention to myself. And, sewing on a plane is guaranteed to draw attention to me.
What would you think if you saw me sewing in an airport or on a plane? What would your husband think?
Take care and have a great day. Lane