Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I am almost gone now.

At the last minute, I thought to bring a sleeveless maxi dress in case I have to go to a dress up affair, which no doubt I will have to while I am in Texas. Luckily, although it is completely lined, it is very light weight and hardly takes up any room in my suitcase and does not wrinkle easily. 

I am going to have to take out a pair of open shoes that I had packed in order to make room for my toiletry bag with my hairspray and deodorant in it because I can not take those on board with me in my backpack. I am counting on my daughter having enough shoes for me to borrow from because we do wear the same size.

I did not buy the larger suitcase thinking that the somewhat smaller one would be more than big enough. Of course, I had not counted on also bringing bulky presents for three people and misjudged how much space I really had. It is a good thing that I did not wait until the last minute with packing because now at least I could put some thought into it and not panic when I ran out of room. 

I have now got a really good itinerary with all the information I could possibly want on one page. It even shows what sort of meal I am going to have on which flight and the numbers of all my seats, which are all on the aisle. I do prefer it that way so I can easily get up and reach my backpack in the overhead storage. The only thing it does not show is which movies I am going to see so I will have to let myself be surprised. 

If anyone was ever ready to go on a trip, it certainly is me.


Carole said...

Hope your trip goes reallly well, Irene. Cheers

Rob-bear said...

It seems, Irene, that you are well and truly ready for this voyage. I hope you have a wonderful time, and come back with a few pictures.

Maggie May said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful time.
There is never enough space in one's luggage no matter what size case you choose!
I also prefer a seat by the aisle. Thats what I'd have chosen too.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Anonymous said...

Have a splendid trip Irene. x

Anonymous said...

Have a safe, wonderful trip, Irene, and a lovely visit with your daughter. Merry Christmas to you and your family! xoxo

Wisewebwoman said...

wonderful Irene! You are all set and ready to go 1-2-3.

I'll be thinking of you over the season and wishing the trip for you is beyond your wildest dreams!

Special hugs.


VioletSky said...

If the movie selection is the only 'surprise', and I hope it is a good one, then your flight should be a success.
Have a wonderful time time!

Friko said...

I may be too late wishing you a happy holiday. Stay safe and relaxed and all will be well.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, dear Irene.

Gail said...

I'm reading backwards so know you arrived safely, minus a watch.

This is just the most perfect holiday for you!!! Enjoy.