Thursday, August 11, 2011

Packing up

I'm in California right now. Visiting friends in preparation for a wedding...

Yesterday in a fit of why don't we have any of our flowers inside, I went a picked some bouquets (neverminding the fact that they'll die while I'm gone) and then I picked a HUGE sunflower to put in my room. I am sure it helped with my packing. (If I could've found my phone, I would be posting a picture of it. But I have no clue where my phone went which is very odd. I know it's in the house and I'm starting to wonder if it got scooped up into the garbage. Argh.)

I have a love/hate relationship with packing. I love the challenge of it (And yes, I pronounce that in my head as Inspector Clouseau does with a mangled french accent, "SHALLANGE!)"  yet sometimes my brain feels like it might explode with all of the options that I overthink.

I consider the perfect packing job to consist of an outfit for every situation that I'm likely to come across and for each item to have been worn once (depends on the item, that is). In my mind, the perfect packing job can be achieved. But it does take practice and it involves learning over time what works best for you.

Over the years, I've learned that the one item I can't live without is the denim skirt. No matter what. One time I forgot that rule and spent the whole trip wishing I'd bought it. I also always pack a swim suit, cause you never know when you might end up in a hotel and it would be a crime to miss out on a perfectly good swimming pool.

So yup, back to California. It's warm here and there are fresh tomatoes and peaches. I love visiting, but I definitely enjoy coming back to Oregon! And now I'm watching Cheers (season one) which so far is pretty funny...










3 comments:

Amanda Evans said...

Try packing not only for yourself but for a bunch of little kids and a husband! I forget about the perfect packing job and just dump their whole drawers into bags and call it good. :-) Give people hugs from me and tell them I wish I was there!

SallyS said...

We wish you were here too!!

I'm with you on packing...especially when it's for a spitty baby. Hopefully Stephen will escape that gene...?

Sara The Farmerette said...

Haha! I know... Mom would make Dad take a day off early to help with packing when were all younger. And then it would take us two days to pack for a trip to California until I was maybe 16-18?. It's crazy.