Cramming. #CoffeeTalk

I feel like I’m cramming for a final exam. Yesterday I sat at my computer for the better part of 12 hours, tapping away and today will be much the same. I’m trying to prepare 2 weeks’ worth of posts in 3 days. Actually, make that 2-1/2 since I will be spending the better part of Wednesday out and about.

It’s amazing how efficient I can be when I HAVE to. Makes me wonder how much more I could actually accomplish if I didn’t spend so much time fielding emails, doing favors, and “networking” on Facebook.

I’ve known for a while that I have this crazy travel schedule coming up and I’ve been trying to mentally prepare myself.

I love to travel, but I detest the anxiety over packing and getting there. And then the re-entry when I get back home is often less idyllic than I imagine it’s going to be when I’m flying back. I will have two days after I get back from Seattle to unpack, repack, catch up on work and get myself to the airport to fly to Costa Rica.

I’ve done trips with a short turn around before, but they didn’t require a passport. This should be interesting . . .

Meanwhile, I’m trying to prepare some meals for Paul to have on hand during my absence. Fortunately he is really good at keeping up with the house and the kids. The house is usually neater when I get home from a trip than it is when I’m here, and I’ve never had to him call me with a child crisis on his hands. Truthfully, he would be a better stay at home parent than I am. But he doesn’t really cook. And since I do want my kids to eat something other than pizza takeout while I’m gone, it behooves me to prepare a few things for the freezer. Soups are my go-to because they can usually make several meals, and also are good for lunches on the weekends.

Plus with that horrid Enterovirus going around, I’m having more than my normal level of anxiety about leaving my kids this time. I know that my being here isn’t going to prevent anyone from getting sick so I just need to go about my business and trust my husband to do what needs to be done and hope (God forbid) that I don’t bring it back.

In other news, have you heard about the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish? (Sorry for the mental whiplash. That’s how my mind works.) I’m dying to try it. Supposedly it lasts up to 2 weeks without the LED light. I went to CVS to get some, and they had a few colors but no top coat. Evidently the top coat is key. The sales associate told me they can’t keep it in stock. Sounds like proof it works, wouldn’t you say? As soon as I can find some, I will try it and report back.

Well, that’s it for me. It’s nose to the grindstone for the rest of the day. I slept until an unheard of 6AM this morning so I already feel like I’ve lost an hour two of good work time, haha! (But yay for getting my body onto the West Coast time zone before I leave for Seattle!)

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  1. I’m on the second week of trips myself. Had a business trip, then a family vacation with only minutes to stop inside my house to drop off a bag of work clothes and head back out. I packed myself for 2 weeks and had to make a packing list for my husband to pack everything else while I was gone. I always get packing anxiety but this time turned out really well. Now everyone is relaxing at the beach.

  2. I’m not even traveling out of my timezone, but I understand the cramming feeling. I’m planning a series of events at work (hello – I plan Homecoming for my university!) And I leave for Type-A on Thursday. Stress doesn’t even begin to cover today’s feelings!

  3. I feel your pain. Getting ready to pack myself. 🙂 I’ve done it so much, I don’t stress over it anymore- as long as I have enough time. If I start to feel rushed, I get frustrated quickly!

    1. Yeah, it’s not that I’m stressing over what to pack. It’s just trying to get everything done. And air travel stresses me these days with all that’s going on in the world. But there’s nothing I can do except trust and obey, right?? LOL!

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