Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Beyond Exicted

My Simple Woman's Daybook Entry for September 7, 2010

Outside my window....beautiful sunshine, no humidity and perfect temperatures! I feel so energized - and excited! - when I step outside on mornings like these! Even the dog has a sassy strut during his "start of the day business" walk:)

I am thinking....about my big trip which starts this weekend - and all the little details I need to take care of before Saturday gets here. The little bits of post-it notes with all my reminders are beginning to add up and overlap one another. Soon, I will need notes to remember where the previous notes are?? Just a note to self here: Walgreens and Wachovia are not the same thing! Not that I would ever go to the bank to pick up a prescription....but those type of things can happen when your brain is on overload:)

I am thankful for....the opportunity to be able to go on this trip. It truly is a trip of a lifetime and Hubbie and I feel extremely blessed to even imagine ourselves doing this!

I am wearing....what??? on this trip - now that is the question! I have one suitcase...and my personal items (read that make-up), hair gear, SHOES:), a few books and my devotional things - and then I have to get to my clothes (enough clothes for 14 days)! I envision it being something like "how many different outfits can you create from six pieces of clothing???" I love a good challenge:)

I am remembering....to go get that prescription (for the patch!) that was not at the bank!!

I am going...on a cruise!! OK - there you have it! I could not drag out the suspense - or contain my excitment - any longer! Hubbie and I leave on Saturday for a 14 day cruise that begins in Copenhagen, Denmark and take us to seven different ports throughout Europe. We will be in Brussels... Amsterdam... Split, Croatia....Malta...two different ports in Spain...oh, and Paris!!

I am reading....weather.com trying to figure out what the weather will be like! Do I need to pack sweaters (or even jackets) too??

I am hoping...all goes well here at home while we are gone. Oh my.

On my mind....well, that is a bit obvious:)

From the kitchen...well, I received an email from Jordan the other day. I had asked him to let me know if he needed anything. He replied: please send a protein shake blender (um...ok), a pencil sharpener (check), and homemade cookies! So, what do you think is coming from my kitchen this week?? :) Add bake, pack and ship cookies to Afghanistan to a new post-it note!

Around the house....lots of post-it notes:)

Plans for the week.....packing! I once heard this advice: pack for your trip...and then take out half of everything! No kidding. I will probably need to take out two-thirds!

One of my favorite things....Paris for your anniversary!!

8 comments:

  1. A cruise, how exciting!!!! Have a great time and take lots of pictures!!!

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  2. MORNING JENN,
    OH WOW, THAT SOUNDS VERY EXCITING.
    AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EARLY.
    THAT IS GONNA BE SO NEAT FOR YOU TO BE IN PARIS FOR YOUR ANNIVERSARY.
    WE LIVED IN GERMANY ALMOST 40 YRS.
    AGO AND WENT THERE FOR A WEEKEND AND IT WAS LIKE PINCH ME!! YOU NEVER DREAM YOU WILL SEE THE THINK YOU SAW IN YOUR HISTORY BOOKS LIKE THE EIFEL TOWER AND SUCH. SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE WONDERFUL PLACES TO VISIT AND HOPE YOU BOTH HAVE THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME IMAGINABLE. WHAT A FUN ANNIVERSARY GIFT TO YOURSELVES!! SMART THINKING!!
    SO GLAD JORDAN IS DOING FINE, AND YOU ARE SUCH A GOOD MOMMY TO GET HIS PACKAGE OFF BEFORE YOU GO.
    KNOW HE IS GONNA ENJOY THOSE COOKIES, JUST IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW SOMEONE TOLD ME A LONG TIME AGO THAT YOU SHOULD PACK THEM IN MARSHMALLOWS THAT WAY THEY DON'T BREAK! NEVER HAD REASON TO TRY IT
    THO, BUT SOUNDS PLAUSIBLE SINCE THEY WOULD BE LIKE PADDING SORT OF.
    SO EXCITED FOR YOU AND YOUR HUBBY AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ALL YOUR WONDERFUL PICTURES WHEN YOU RETURN.
    LOVE AND BLESSINGS HON, NELLIE

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  3. Good Morning! Oh my goodness! What an exciting trip...and 14 WHOLE days traveling to such different exciting places. Your right, a trip of a lifetime. I really am soo excited for you. 14 days and 1 suitcase? That is a challenge. My daughter was just here for 3 days and drug this HUGE suitcase stuffed to the brim. I asked her whatever was she thinking and she said "Oh mom, I NEVER know what "my mood" might be" hahaha I think where it might be a challenge, I could do it. The same jeans (or pants) for 2 or 3 days even is not a problem, and 1 sweater, 1 coat, 2 pairs of shoes, hahah.....see you've got my head going now and I'am not even going, haha.....You are going to be busy for sure this week, but a good busy. I know you'll get those cookies made too. Good thing you are a note writer. Have a good day! HUGS

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  4. Oh you lucky lady!!! Have a WONDERFUL time!!! And Happy Anniversary!!!!

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  5. Okay, if I will be your outfit coordinator and hair and makeup girl will you take me? Pretty please?????

    So happy and excited for you!

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  6. Are you kidding me??? I am completely blown away, Jennifer! You are going to have such an AMAZING time! I am so happy for you and I can't wait to see pictures and hear all about your adventures!

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  7. Wow! I am so happy for you! Hope that you have a great time, what a wonderful opportunity!

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  8. WOW! You are going to have a wonderful time. I am so happy for you. Take pictures and write stuff down.You"ll be surprised how quickly you will forget the names of places and such. When I finally got around to organizing our Hawaii pictures almost a year later, I had to do research to find the names of places we went and things we saw. So, take notes!! I'll pray for your safety and health.

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