Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Panic Before the Calm

Tomorrow is the flight to Hawaii. I have been working hard all week, going in early to work, getting prepared for a big to-do we had at work yesterday for the 4th of July. I am exhausted. I haven't had much time to think on what needed to get put together for our trip.

Today is the day. I have to check all the bags, make sure the kids have everything they need, check on toiletries and make sure we comply with all the FAA guidelines. Pack a big bag to check underneath. Put other toiletries in a plastic bag for the ride in the cargo hold of the plane. Make sure we have sunscreen, cameras, bug sprag or lotion, swimsuits, towels, the works. Pay a few bills before we take off, so they don't get forgotten.

Tonight we drive down to Chicago, stay in a hotel room before the flight. I think this is much better than trying to get kids up early, early, early in the morning to try to make it to our flight. We did a little shopping earlier in the week to try to get things for the trip. I think we're set.

But, I'm just a little panicked. I'm pretty sure we can get this all done, but it's not done yet.

At the very least, I got all the things done I needed done before leaving work last night. I was there until 7:15 pm, but it is done and behind me now. I can relax and not worry about all that.

Lots of things to look forward to: my sister's new baby, ocean views, sand and seas, tropical setting, a week there, time with my family. No internet, no cell phone service (well not for my phone, because it is out of network and I just don't use out of network), so I cannot be reached for anything at work. We're not sure what we'll do while there, but maybe we won't do much except explore Maui and check out all the beaches we can. The kids love water and love swimming at the lake, I figure this is the next step up.



Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Make sure you go to Big Beach. And if you can, Hana. It's quite a drive though. My best friend lives in Hana.

I'll be sending you good thoughts from Oahu.

Aliceson said...

I hope you all have a great time and try not to think about work for the whole week. You deserve a nice vacation!