Thinking [travel tips] Thursday


I’ve done a little bit of traveling recently, without my Sir. I’d tell you more about it, but I guess it’s one of things of which we shall not speak, plus I’m always the blabbermouth and that’s got to go! So! On this Thursday before my wedding anniversary, I’ll share a few things I’ve learned about travel…

* If you pack two plugs in your carry on, be prepared for smiles and smirks.

* Wiping your area on the plane with a Clorox wipe, will make your neighbor look at you sideways.

* Do not eat almonds during the flight. You absolutely WILL choke.

* Reading a naughty story on the plane will make you uncomfortably wet.

* If it can be dropped, you WILL drop it.

* Captain Hook is an awesome pilot.

* Water, water, water, water. Drink up! Between altitudes and activities, you will need it.

* Sleeping with a hand or foot touching you is an actual need. You should say so.

* Your body will know you are not in your home bathroom and nothing will help.

* Shyness comes and goes as it wishes. You have no control.

* Skyping your Sir will make you feel worse and set off a crying jag.

* You can, and will, experience extreme joy and devastating sadness at the exact same time.

* Coffee is everywhere. Drink it.

* Finally, always, always wear headphones on the plane.


Happy Thursday!

prelude to a trip


Leaving is not my favorite thing.
The travelling is not the greatest, but I like the arriving well enough.
The final destination makes me very happy. This time around, it has been too long in between.
But the leaving? Oh it is HARD.

Getting ready to leave requires extensive work.
There are lists, on top of lists, on top of lists.
There is shopping to be done, schedules to be made, plans to get in order.

There are feelings that must dealt with, for months, weeks, days.
There is joy and excitement.
There is anxiety, fear, and some sadness.
There is self-esteem to be bolstered, walls to put up, walls to knock down.
There is worry. And doubt. And questions.

There is a lot of fucking to be done.
There are many spankings to be received.
There is an abundance of love to be shared.

There are kids’ feelings to soothe.
There are apologies to make.
There are many thanks to give.

There are words! Kind words, comforting words.
There are words of ownership, words of love.
There are very many dirty words.

There are expectations.
There is pressure.
There are nerves and doubts.
There are overwhelming feelings and underwhelming reflections.

There are lists. Did I already mention the lists?
Packing lists, revised packing lists, school lists, activity lists, work lists, more packing lists… so many lists!!!!!!

I know I am a baby. I also know this leaving business is HARD.
Leaving is the only choice available to me right now.
So I will suck it up and I will leave.
I will focus on the destination and look forward to the arrival.
I cannot wait to get there!!

this cannot go on forever.