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  1. Tamara September 16, 2007 at 2:26 AM #

    It might actually help you to write it down. Sit down before you go to bed and write down every little thing you can think of that you believe you must do before you go on vacation. Then get a fat red marker and go down the list and put a check beside everything that absolutely cannot wait until after the vacation. I think you’ll find that almost everything will keep for the few short days you’re away.

    Keep in mind (I always have to tell my husband this. He’s the same way) that the vacation is short and will be over before you know it (alas) and all those things you thought you had to get done could really wait just fine until you get back.

    Remind yourself that the vacation is all about you and husband and wee small just going to relax and have fun together. You definitely shouldn’t feel so stressed that you’re near tears. Everything around the house can wait, too. Make sure someone’s picking up your newspapers, make sure you leave a light on somewhere in the house, unplug the toaster and the can opener, set the thermostat so the house isn’t broiling hot when you get home, throw some clothes in a suitcase, make sure you have your cash in a safe spot, and scoot your family out the door.

    It’s the only way to get going on a vacation. Make it all about you, cuz it is. Work can wait a few days. Let it go, and go have fun.
    I hope you have a fantastic time.

  2. Elle September 16, 2007 at 10:25 AM #

    You’ll get there. Have an awesome vacation.

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