Today I’m getting on a plane and flying to Louisville, Kentucky for work. This is a very foreign sentence for me to type, as I do not usually a.) fly on planes very often or b.) go somewhere without at least one other member of my family. But let’s talk about that for a second: I will be staying in a hotel room, by myself, for three nights. Also, did I mention I would be by myself? My coworkers keep talking about “hanging out” and “karaoke” and “dinner” but I’m not sure how those things are going to happen from under the covers of my hotel bed (that I have all to myself) while watching a marathon of “What Not to Wear,” which is where I plan to spend all of my non-working time on this trip.
I’m actually supposed to be packing right this very minute, which is something at which I am supremely inept. I like to feel out my outfit each day, you know? Assess my aura before selecting and all that. (Slash figure out what is clean and unwrinkled, which narrows it down a good bit. But THEN the aura thing.) So now I have piles of clean clothes on my bed (The fact that they’re clean is a tiny victory, no? Since I leave in 3 hours, I mean.) and a furrowed brow as I contemplate all the possible outfit configurations.
Plus, I am trying not to check a bag, for no other reason than I feel like it’s silly to have to check a bag for a three day trip, but maybe I should just be honest with myself and think about the fact that I pack way too much? Because I can’t pick my outfits two days in advance? Remember that, Rach? Hmmph. Maybe I can roll things up in really tiny balls.
The kids were very MOM DON’T GO this morning, which made me all “Oh, you’ll be FINE, I’ll be back before you know it!” on the outside but all “That’s right, you neeeed me.” on the inside. Knowing you’ll be missed is a nice feeling, I’m not gonna lie.
Anyway, I guess I better get back to squirting my shampoo into 3oz see-through bottles and swearing loudly at my closet. And then get busy practicing nonchalance at my WHOLE HOTEL ROOM ALL TO MYSELF FOR THREE NIGHTS wheeeeeeeee!
I can see that I’m going to need to work on that a bit.