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23 October 2008 @ 10:16 am
Off Cruisin'...  

Does anyone else get completely stressed before they leave to go on a vacation? I'm a wreck. Usually, I'm the quintessential 'meh' girl. I rarely worry about anything. It's not the first time I've traveled internationally. It isn't the first time I've left the kids. I think it's just the fact of my leaving my safe little bubble is what has me troubled, more than anything. Likely enough, I'll be fine once I get there, lounging by the pool, fruity drink in hand.

Right now, though, I'm trying to rip DVD's to download onto Nolan's ipod (Him asking me to do this a week ago would have been helpful), packing for the both of us, making sure all of the boys clothes are clean and ironed, and I have to go purchase a hanging bag.

Oh, and plan for my classes this afternoon, make dinner for tonight, coordinate Ethan's choir schedule, make up a list of emergency contacts, print out emergency maps to the hospitals and Dr.'s offices, and make sure that we have everythingeverythingeverything that we might possible need for a week long stay on a boat.

The thing that I'm most concerned about? My cell phone might not work. It's bad enough that I won't have internet ($50 per day for 180 minutes)but I won't be able to talk to the boys, either.

Okay. Breathing. It's going to be alright. It's going to be fun.

25-Oct Miami, Florida 5:00 PM
26-Oct Cruising Cruising
27-Oct Cruising Cruising
28-Oct Philipsburg, St. Maarten 9:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
29-Oct San Juan, Puerto Rico 7:00 AM 2:00 PM Docked
30-Oct Labadee, Haiti 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Tendered
31-Oct Cruising Cruising
01-Nov Miami, Florida 7:00 AM

I'll miss you all and have fun pictures when I get back!
I am:: home
Sylviaticklethepear on October 23rd, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
Safe travels! It looks like a great itinerary. I'm especially curious about the Haiti part.
I'm just me: yellow rosesairmidm on October 23rd, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
I am super panicked- I can't even sleep the night before, so yeah I know just what you're going through right now. It will be fine. You will get everything in order before you go, and somewhere along the line you will find an inexpensive internet connection. I hope you have a blast and take lots of pics to share!
seegrim: L&S BFFseegrim on October 23rd, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you're feeling overwhelmed. Everything's going to be just fine. [Although I do know to some extent how freaked out you must be.] Take a deep breath and call me if you want/need to.

O Demanding One: Autumn: I Wishheyurs on October 23rd, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)

Uhm...It's Thursday and I was just wondering if maybe you had heard from Ron. *hopes*

seegrimseegrim on October 24th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
Oh, it is Thursday, isn't it? Hrm...

Well, I'm still on vacation for two more days, but I'll see what I can find out. Tomorrow perhaps we'll find out something...
Carrie Leigh: Pansy flowercarrie_leigh on October 24th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
Don't tease poor Urs. She's fragile.
seegrimseegrim on October 24th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
You're still awake? Yay!

ps. I can't sign into googlechat though, my sister has a Mac... *pouts*
Carrie Leigh: Bunnies frighten mecarrie_leigh on October 24th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
O Demanding One: Express: Thankfulheyurs on October 25th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)

Shucks. I either didn't know or forgot about your vacation. I would have sent prayer and love for safe travels, hon. Forgive me. *sending now*

I will appreciate that. I didn't want to alarm Pansy with any un-do worry. Thanks! *hugs you*

Adelagiaadelagia on October 23rd, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
Breathing is good! It's all going to be fine. Have a great trip!
is pretty fucking ninja: squishycaramelsilver on October 23rd, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
I understand completely the feeling of stress right before a trip. In my family we call it traveling sickness. (I get it everytime! It doesn't matter where we go, faraway or just to our cabin, I get it everytime!) You know, you're sick with excitement to get away, but something makes you not wanna go, and it's just to much to do before you can leave and yadayadayada.

You have a safe trip, and a wonderful trip. And just enjoy!
O Demanding One: Express: Awesomesauce!heyurs on October 23rd, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)

It sure is going to be alright and it sure is going to be FUN! Have a blast honey and take care. :D

Not a lady at all: tw: *giggles*cosmo_jenny on October 23rd, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Have fun and don't let another dolphin get you.
sue_bridehead on October 23rd, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
You are going to have so much fun! :) I've never gone on a cruise, but I want to someday.

A week without the web? We'll miss you. You'll have plenty to share when you return. Do remember to breathe while you're preparing. Then relax and enjoy yourself.

P.S. Thank you for the super-speedy beta read! The new chappie is going over quite well. *hug*
Mala13oct on October 23rd, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
To begin with, wooohooo for vacations in the Caribbean. They are among the best in the world. I've never been on a cruise before, so do come back with loads of picts and stories. That way, we all get to see things thru your eyes. Have a wonderful, wonderful holiday. Do take loads of picts coz I'm looking forward to seeing them!

About the pre travel stress, I still feel that way every time I leave my home. And you know just how much I gallivant.

I get this tight feeling in my stomach, the slightly racing heart and the OMG I know I will forget to take/buy/do something important. *shrugs* I've just become good at making loads of lists and ignoring the crappy feeling.
dragonsangel68: TW - Edward/Bella treetopsdragonsangel68 on October 23rd, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
I stress big time when I'm going away *g* Have a brilliant time!
Embellishedembe11ished on October 24th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
Have a great trip!