Monday, June 27, 2011
Getting Ready to Go on Vacation
Do you have a routine for getting ready to go on vacation?
As I leave this Friday to celebrate with my husband's large family on the shores of Lake Michigan, I have already begun my preparations.
I have washed and packed all of our clothes including new underwear and socks. It never fails that one of my many sister-in-laws will have kindly done our laundry while we are out for the day. I don't want to be embarrassed. We will wear our old socks and underwear and whatever clothes are left in our drawers until Friday.
Today I made a trip to Khols to buy a fashionable accessory in the anticipation of giving hope to the fashionistas who are my loved ones. I wore Capi pants to a standing ovation last year. I did, however, make a side trip "Thank you Dear Lord" to purchase a shiny white pair of the Ked like sneakers I am known for.
I have also been on a mission to empty my fridge. This serves two purposes. By Friday I should have lost enough weight to fit more comfortably into my new Khols outfit. We are down to eating chicken leftovers and lettuce. Secondly my husband will be taking me out to dinner giving our near to exhausted dishwasher a well needed rest. She will be ordering chicken and lettuce.
I have readied enough car snacks for a trip across country, packed decks of cards and games, emptied the grocery store shelves of all summer pot boilers, and have recharged my camera one last time.
All of the beds have been stripped and remade. I love coming home to my house after vacation and feeling as though I am entering a Model Home.
As I dust my way out my garage entrance door, I will leave with the security of knowing any fingerprints found on my return will belong to a house robber, and he won't get away!
So do please enjoy your own 4th of July celebrations. I can't wait to get back and share my family adventures as well as visit to read about your own.
"Why Santas?", you ask. Christmas in July, of course! I do hope you enjoy these very easy to make vintage inspired cuties. I plan to surround my Santas with white buttons for snow. Ah snow! You do know I love snow!