I'm scheduled to leave town in a few hours, so I have to post and run.
Which brings me to today's topic: am I the only person who makes plans then later wonders, "What the hell was I thinking?" This seems to happen to me often. I'll merrily book a trip then a few days beforehand I'll think: "Wait a minute -- I don't have time for this? Why did I think I could do this?"
Now this is a minor trip: an overnight stay at a 'camping cabin' in a State Park. We carry in our bedding, etc., stay overnight, do some hiking, etc., then head for home. The key words here are "we carry in..." My DH said, (and I quote), "We'll just play it by ear. Toss a few things in the car and get there whenever we feel like it and..."
Can you spot a potential problem in the offing? (1) It's the weekend at a State Park. It will be crowded. It will be busy. We can't just plan to get there whenever because we'll probably be in traffic. (2) I don't know about you, but I like a sheet and maybe a towel. Maybe a pillow. So I need to gather a few things. (3) Food? Hmm. Should we consider that?
All in all, this took about an hour of my time to gather a few things together. I'll make my DH drive tomorrow, so at least I can read while we sit in traffic. And I printed out a few "things to see" along the route in case we decide to sightsee. So it's not a biggie -- except I was out of town for 5 days last week, I'll be out of town for 4 days in another week, and I'd like to do some gardening, and maybe some writing, and ...
What was I thinking?
And on that topic (and related): Is anyone else going to RomCon in July? I'm booked to fly in on the 8th for that brand new conference. I don't have a costume yet for the party, have no idea what I'll take for the dinner on Saturday, and I need to get in touch with my niece and firm up our plans for the 8th (since I'll be meeting her there).
Anybody else going? If so, let's meet up! Of course, I'm going to be out of town for a few days beforehand, then I leave town when I get back ...
What was I thinking?