Thursday, May 15, 2008


As I prepare to leave on my trip of a lifetime to Alaska next Wednesday I’ve decided to list 13 mundane things that must be done before I leave, in no particular order.

1. Assemble/collect books to take along to read.
2. Ditto knitting projects to keep me occupied while traveling
3. Compile address and phone numbers of friends to visit and mail to.
4. Laundry – always lots of laundry
5. Look for good pot luck recipes to take along
6. Forward mail
7. Clean the house from top to bottom (I hate coming home to a dirty house)
8. Empty fridge and cupboards of perishables
9. Pack motor home
10. Double check maps and routes (I have no idea how we’re going)
11. Make sure I have copies of prescriptions (eyes as well as pharmaceutical)
12. Get as much “Peanut” time as I can to hold me over :) (don’t think that will happen). I’m also going to miss my Mother and our daily Scrabble games.
13. Shop for groceries.

I know I'm missing tons of stuff. A lot more lists to make. There's lots to look forward to, but what do you dislike about getting ready to go on a trip?


The Mocha Mom said...

A vacation to Alaska, sounds amazing! Please take lots and lots of photos to share, I would love to see a TT list full of those. I think Alaska would be one really amazing place to travel around. I am up too.

Darla said...

I always forget to do #3--then I end up with a stack of postcards to mail when we get back home. LOL

Have a great trip!

SandyCarlson said...

Enjoy making your preparations. Especially enjoy that Peanut! God bless.

Denise Patrick said...

I hate to pack, because I ALWAYS forget something. When we're traveling in the states, I know I can replace whatever I leave behind, but that's not always true when overseas.

Have a wonderful trip.

Happy TT!

Colleen said...

Oh those things? They're NOTHING! Ha ha ha...really, that's quite a list! How amazing that you're leaving next Wednesday!

Harmony said...

Yikes! I stress out getting ready to go away for a weekend!

This was your last TT in Michigan for a while!!

anthonynorth said...

Have a great trip. You seem to be looking forward to it.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

I wish I was going to Alaska with you, that sounds like so much fun. Have a blast for me. Good luck getting everything ready too.
Hope you'll visit my 32nd TT...Housework, Quoth the Mama, Nevermore at The Cafe.

B Boys Mom said...

I'm sure you will get all 13 done plus more. You are so on top of things. I'll miss you when you are on your trip. I'm also really looking forward to hearing all about it. Happy TT

maggies mind said...

Oooh, Alaska! Now that sounds like much fun! I love going places, but I do run around in circles 24 hours before leaving doing all kinds of random stuff and wondering why it took so long. Probably because I didn't have a handy list like this :)

Happy TT and Happy Travels, Too!

Chelle Y. said...

Wow! I hope you have a great trip!

Tiffany Aller said...

Sounds like you've got quite the trip planned! Best wishes and thanks for visiting my little corner of the blogosphere!

Hailey's Mommy said...

There always seems like there is tons of stuff to do before a vacation. I'm sure you'll get them all done. Have a great trip. Happy TT.d

poppingbubbles said...

Wow! Have a wonderful trip. If you find any fun new knitting projects, pass them along. It's a great way to spend those loooonnnng drives!

our happy happenings said...

That sounds wonderful! I'd love to take a trip to Alaska someday. Enjoy your trip!!

siteseer said...

Thanks for the comment Motherhoodfordummies. I'll be in touch to get the hot spots. Thanks again.

Mom24 said...

This sounds like so much fun. I am jealous. Have a wonderful trip.

Anonymous said...

#4 most sound piecce of advice I received from my auntie - one load every night and it'll never overwhelm ya - thanks auntie 8)