Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"just in case"

I am a horrible packer.

The phrase "just in case" kills me every time.

You know...

Just in case the weather happens to be frigid and I need five layers.  Just in case there's a major downpour and/or hurricane.  Just in case I decide to go hiking.  Just in case I decide to go swimming.  Just in case I happen to need formal wear.  Just in case there's a power outage that happens to affect an entire city.  Just in case it's 116 degrees and I get heatstroke.  [Ok maybe that's where I live right now.]  Just in case I run into a man-eating army of ants and they decide to attack.

Ok so maybe that last one has never come up.

But the rest of them are viable possibilities, depending on where I'm going.

Which brings me to my next problem.

Packing for my honeymoon.

I know Hawaii is pretty reliable weather-wise, but that doesn't mean I'm not tempted to bring five layers and a coat just in case they have a freak snowstorm.

Since I'm moving right now, too, the probability is high that I will [inadvertently] pack something that I need for my honeymoon in a box that won't be opened for another month.

You know what else kills me when I'm packing?

The fallacy that if I forget something, I won't be able to buy it wherever I'm going.  That might be true if I'm backpacking somewhere deep into the Sierra Nevadas, but it probably isn't true of Hawaii.

But it's still an irrational fear of mine.

Welp, I'm off to pack.

Wish me luck!  [I'm gonna need it.]

Oh, and if you happen to have any fabulous tips for packing, I'd love to hear them!


karajean said...

No fabulous tips, just make a list and carry it with you EVERYWHERE so anytime you think of something write it down. Some things you might need that are easy to forget-- pain medicine, camera & charger, cell phone charger... ok that's all I can think of. I WAY over packed for my honeymoon, was I brought every hygiene product you can imagine. Just in case! Ha!

katielizabethawkes said...

i'm packing for prescott. how bout that.