I had a very relaxing chat over coffee this morning with Elastigirl. I actually drank coffee, not a frappuccino like I usually do. And I had a yummy blueberry empanada, but I digress.
Elastigirl had this CRAZY idea that I need to focus on relaxing the "last few days" before the trip and before I'm never alone again. OK, she didn't say "never alone again", but she did have an excellent point about the world turning upside down and all.
You know what else she said? "Forget your to-do list." Gasp. What? Wait, I need to stop and breathe.
Elastigirl, by her very nature, is quite the organized individual. SHE gave me permission to relax and just make sure I get packed. You mean I don't have to clean out the two junk drawers and the pantry before I leave? Huh. How about that?
I have managed to foist some of my anxiety on to Mr. Swizzle. Woo Hoo. Sorry dear. He said he woke up at 4 this morning and couldn't go back to sleep because he was thinking about what he's going to pack. Somebody has to think about it. Maybe that's why I slept so well.
So, I'm taking Elastigirl's advice. She's a wise woman. Not sweating the things that will wait until I'm back and can't leave the house.
I will do laundry. I will keep the house relatively clean. I will not stress. I will relax. I will enjoy this part of my journey.
I'm not sure how much I will post here while we are gone. You can follow our trip here if you'd like.