I need to get packed. But, I need to do laundry first. The kitty is on her way to boarding. The lady at the pet boarding place said our Olive the cat will be boarding with Olive the pug. That should be interesting. Olive our cat is not a pug fan. Waffles is the only pug she’s met and all he wants to do is chase her. I hope they don’t place them in suites (cages) that face eachother.
One thing that definitely helped my stress level was packing and loading the car one day before. What a concept! We only need to wake up, shower and go.
A nine-hour drive awaits. I’m trying to have a positive outlook for the long drive. I’ve downloaded several books to listen to including John Grisham. I tend to have anxiety on the road, so I’m trying to frame the trip as an adventure. As something fun to do for nine hours — rather than dreading it. Maybe a positive outlook will change my reaction?
Instead of breaking up the drive into a couple days, we’re going for it. We’ll stop by my dad’s to drop off his Christmas present at the halfway point. But we’re not spending the night. We want to get to our destination.
The Airbnb is letting us check in four hours early, which I’m thankful for. One of my worries was that the owner hadn’t reached out to me yet. Now she has and we have all the details to get into our Christmas vacation house.
What excitement do you have planned for Christmas week?
My daughter and I went to see decoration last night, and doing the same tonight. Going to my Moms for eve and day
That’s sounds nice. I can’t wait to see my kids.
Have a great time.
Safe travels! I’m going to rescue my 98-year-old mom from my sister’s house tomorrow so she can spend a few days with us. She lives about 2 hours away now after being 5 minutes away for most of my life. It’s been an adjustment and it will be so nice to have her here, even though I have to sleep on the couch so she can have our bed. Wishing you and yours a most wonderful time together.
Have fun with your mom 😊
Have a safe trip and lovely vacation!
9 hour trip = two 4.5 hour trips with a Marriot in-between
That’s what we normally do. But this time we decided to go for it.
Tell me that when you are halfway and checking in. 🙂
We stopped halfway at my dad’s house in Palm Desert. He has a nasty cold so we dropped off his present and ran. We were planning on spending time with him and taking a break. But we forged on.
Enjoy your vacation! Will you share driving?
I tried but immediately started panicking. 😩
I can understand.