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Lee and I were supposed to go to NYC Feb 1-5, but the trip was delayed due to his dad's death.  Instead, we're leaving tomorrow morning and staying through Wednesday.  Mom and Dad are keeping the kids.  Actually, they took them last night, and they're keeping them until Thursday morning, so Lee and I actually get SIX NIGHTS WITH NO KIDS!

Why on earth am I not sleeping???

Well, I'm not sleeping because this has been a frickin' insane week, and therefore we haven't packed  a thing yet.  Nor have we washed half the clothes we want to take.  Everything that was clean and ready to go for the original dates wound up going to Greenville with us, instead, and therefore needs washed again.  The alarm is set for 5am, and our flight leaves at 9:07am.  We actually decided last night that as long as we have a day or two worth of clean clothes, we'll pack the rest dirty and use the hotel's laundry service. 

Well, that was plan enough to get me to go to sleep, but when I awoke with raging heartburn at 2am (as I do almost every night), I couldn't go back to sleep.  So... I went downstairs to survey the laundry situation.  There was some stuff in the washer - a few of my shirts, but mostly Lee's stuff - which I switched over to the dryer, and I found the rest of the clothes I want to take and threw them in the wash.  Between those two loads and the stuff in our closets, we should be able to scrounge up enough clean stuff for the trip.  We've already made a pact that we're not eating anywhere that requires us to dress up, so packing shouldn't require much actual thought.  I also dug out my giant "summer purse" (well, giant to me, not giant by most standards) to pack our toiletries in, and got the things together that we're likely to forget in the morning... perscriptions, OTC drugs, chargers for the camera, phones, and my laptop, etc.  There's not much else I can do without being in our bedroom and waking Lee up, so... I'm sitting here rambling.

In addition to packing in the morning, we have to go to my office to move my car.  Why?  Because I'm an idiot, and when Lee picked me up at work to run an errand this afternoon, I left my coat in his car when he dropped me back at work.  With my keys in the pocket.  And I didn't figure it out until a couple of hours later when I was leaving work.  Oops.  A co-worker was kind enough to drive me home, and it's no big deal for me to leave my car parked there for the next five days, but I'm parked at the back of my "buddy space" that I share with a coworker, which means that they're blocked out of their parking space.  Ugh.  So, we have to add 40 minutes of driving in the morning to go down there just so I can move my car 10 feet.  Joy.

Wait!  I could go do that now!  Duh - how about using insomnia to your advantage there, Anna?  "I am so smart!  I am so smart!  S-M-R-T!  I mean, S-M-A-R-T!"  (pop quiz: anyone know what that's from?)

Ok, so - guess I'm outta here to put on something other than a nightgown and drive downtown, then pack, then go on what will probably be the last vacation ever that's just me and my husband (or at least, the last vacation for a very, very long time).  Yay! 



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Feb. 9th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
That's a Homer song!! Bills sings it all the time :)

I envy you the trip, I'm FROM NYC and we haven't been since October '05 dammit. We're doing Vermont for a week this August and NYC from there if we have time but not sure yet...

If you read this before you leave, GO TO JUNIORS restaurant in Brooklyn and have the cheesecake. You'll appreciate me :)
Feb. 9th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Enjoy your vacation!
Feb. 10th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
Enjoy your vacation. My office mate is going to be in NYC this weekend as well.

Me? I'm going in March. I love Skybus.
Feb. 12th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Enjoy it because it may be your last! :-D
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