As you might know we have family in PA that we try to see as much as possible. I'll be totally honest and tell you these trips used to stress me out of my mind! There was always last minute packing, oxygen set ups, packing, laundry, packing and cleaning because you can't leave your house dirty people! It was crazy!!
Anyways I thought about it and I really couldn't figure out why I left things so last minute. I usually know almost a month or a least a couple of weeks in advance when we're going. I have a million packing lists already made up depending on current meds and time gone. I could not think of an excuse. It really hit home on the nightmare Thanksgiving trip. I did the oxygen waaay too last minute had to pull strings to get some and then packed/cleaned that day. It was awful, and if I had done it all in advance we could have left early during daylight and I probably could have avoided that nasty shoulder injury!
This is how Amber feels about procrastination:
Anyways! Last trip I was ahead of my usually last minute schedule and it was such a great feeling! I had no idea what to do with myself but I didn't feel like my head was going to explode.
This time around I'm doing even better. Oxygen is all set and I should be getting my new supply of medical stuff in before I go, meaning less stressing for when we get back. Tomorrow I'm all clear to start my packing!! I still have like 8 days to go!
Doing things in a timely fashion is so liberating! I wish I had figured this out when I was still in school!
Now if only our oxygen delivery people could get on the same kick. They called at 10 this morning and just showed up now at 8.....way to mess with my dinner and baby bed time!