Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Be Prepared

Quiz: what do 2 kids moving out to college, plus 2 birthdays, plus preparing for a 12-day camping trip look like?

A. 2.4 gazillion trips to Target
B. A lot of pizza for dinner
C. A house that looks as though it threw up on itself
D. All of the above

If you guessed the answer was D, congratulations! If you didn't, well, never mind.  I don't want to hear about how organized you are.

Larry came home last night and said, "So, have you been getting ready for our trip?"

12 days worth, right?
"Sure," I said. "I've figured out which projects I'm bringing, downloaded a few extra patterns in case I change my mind, and inventoried my needles to make sure I have the right ones.  I'm missing a size, but no worries - I can make it to the yarn store tomorrow."

He kept looking at me, so I said, "Did I forget anything?"

"I guess I was hoping you'd say something about clothes or food," he said.

Men - they just need to get their priorities straight.


  1. Hmmm... are you sure you have enough yarn? It looks like you might need a few more skeins for such a long time away. And really, aren't there food stores where you are headed? You can always pick up more groceries!

    1. There are 2 yarn stores on the island, so I've got back-up!

  2. 12 day camping trip?! May God be with you....

    1. It is SO HUMID and AWFUL here right now, that I am actually looking forward to this trip, camping and all. Northward, ho!

  3. You sound like me with packing books for a trip! Lady, your plate is FULL. Good luck managing all those details!

  4. You pack enough food for 48 hours and buy the rest when you get to your destination.
    Mom packs all her clothes, and 2 outfits for each other person, as well as asking them to pack their own stuff.
    Mom ensures the little things that family forget, like pots and pans and cooking utensils, plus toiletries, get packed.
    Anything you forget, you probably did not need?