So the panic has begun! I like to be packed with a week to go so I know that I will not forget anything. I also like to make sure I have cleaned the house before I go (so I don’t have to when I get home), and left it all nice and tidy. Well, I made my list the other day but I keep having dreams where I get off the plane and find I have not even packed underwear.
Today started with mince pie porridge;
Yum, sprinkled with cinnamon of course!
It was the christmas play at work and I was feeling nervous, (it went fine) but I have been feeling all day like I have been full of adrenaline- its a weird feeling. Anyway, it wasnt the play because even when it was over I still felt funny. After work I had 2/3 of a graze flapjack (I didn’t know they did them until it arrived in my box)
(along with a cardboard make-your-own reindeer which I made of course). Good for a pre aerobics snack anyway. (Aerobics was fab, very high evergy which is what I needed). I thought it might help but I still feel a bit panicked. I have put some of my holiday clothes in a box in the living room as I don’t want to wear anything that I want to take in case I don’t manage to wash it in time.
Anyway, I am going to relax now – hopefully the start of my packing will put a stop to the nervous dreams!
So what kind of packer are you? A list and organised kind, or a shove it in the suitcase the night before and don’t worry kind?
13 thoughts on “Pre holiday panic”
It’s definitely all about shoving it in at the last minute! Where are you off too; hope it’s a great holiday…
And I was just wondering where to get some gift bags like that – thanks 🙂
I am off to America- to florida, charleston and savannah 🙂
I’m an awful packer. I go for the throw it all in a nd hope for the best approach!
That is kind of what Andy is like!
I do the same thing with cleaning the house before I go. It seems pointless for some people because they think if you’re not going to be there, why have it super clean? But it’s just really REALLY nice coming home to a clean house after traveling all day whenever it’s time to go back.
Yes I dont want to have to clean when I get home because I know I will be really tired! So to do it before I go away means I dont need to worry about it!
That porridge looks good!
I’m a stuff-it-all-in-and-sit-on-it packer! 😛
I’m definitely the “shove it in the suitcase minutes before” kind …. I’m impressed I remembered and and got kiddies passport updated before we went away this weekend ….. yip, I’m THAT bad sometimes! But I always have to be at the airport super early not screeching in with only second to spare.
I try to be as organised as possible, I hate that awful anxious feeling that lingers on and you can’t put your finger on it. Hope starting getting packed has helped!
I’m a bit of both, I love a good list but I still usually end up last minute and panicking!
p.s. I ALWAYS forget to write the capcha… you’d think I would have got the hang of it by now but no… sometimes I question my intelligence haha
I used to be a list maker, but as I get older I’ve become a stuff-it-in-at-the-last-minute girl! Problem is, you do usually forget something that way.. Maybe there’s some middle ground between me and you? 😉
Hope your nerves settled anyway. This is such a busy time of year, maybe you need a night on the sofa with a tea pig and a blanket? 🙂
I am the absolute worst packer in the world! I just throw everything in a bag, and always bring so much more than I need. My husband makes the most detailed list possible and goes through it all and checks it twice. It’s funny because normally, I’m the overly organized one and he’s the procrastinating anti-planner haha I do love cleaning my house before we go anywhere though! I absolutely hate coming home to a messy house!
Emma- love the image of you sitting on the case and trying to make it shut! That is normally the end of the holiday for me!
Lara- Things like not having passports are like my worst nightmare!Yes I like to be at the airport early too.
Stylish Laura- glad someone else feels my pain!! Haha!
Boxing Laura- that is actually my style- do a list but panic anyway!
Alison- teapigs and a blanket sounds like heaven! 🙂
Emily- coming home to a clean house makes the return journey not so bad!