Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shufflin' off to . . .

. . . a weekend get-away.  Yahooo!

Preparing to go away is always the hardest part of the trip for me.  The planning, the flying or driving, following maps, getting lost . . . it's all part of the adventure.  But it's just so dang hard for me to leave  my home.  I love my home.  If I had my druthers, I would stay here and let all of the fun places, like Disneyland and the Grand Canyon come to me.  But that won't happen, so occasionally I have to make myself -- and I do mean Make.Myself  -- pack up and go somewhere.  I just have to bite the bullet and work through the anticipation of leaving my bed and my dogs and my own bathroom, and just Do It. And once, I'm out the door, in the car, on the plane, it's fine.  I just hate the idea of leaving.

And going by myself -- without my kids or, even worse, without my husband -- that's a whole 'nother level.  Once I'm at my destination, I always enjoy myself and wonder why I've been such a sissy.  It's a "condition," I'm sure, and there must be a name for it.  I think it's called Guilt:).

I won't tell you where I'm headed, but will have lots of pictures to share when I get back!

13 comments:

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I'm the same way, such a homebody. I always enjoy where I'm going (although I rarely if ever go anywhere without my husband), but it really makes me appreciate home when I return :)

Have a safe trip and a wonderful time!

Becky said...

Ooooo ... I love a surprise. I hope you have a wonderful time.

Bee Jay said...

Enjoy your time away Karen - you'll appreciate home so much more when you return.
Blessings!

Claudia said...

I'm the same way. I hate leaving my home, and I've had to do it quite a bit lately. Have a wonderful trip.

xo
Claudia

Susanne said...

Now you've got my curiosity piqued as to destination. have a wonderful time.

Paula said...

I couldn't agree more about vacations, Karen. In addition to what you said, there are so many decisions to be made when packing. Always relieved to pull out of the driveway! But even more relieved to pull back into it. Have fun.

Renna said...

Karen, this really surprises me about you. I am exactly the same way, but I'm pretty much an introvert, and figured that was part of why I hate leaving home so badly, but I know you aren't an introvert.

I nearly get sick with stress prior to leaving on a trip. I never really want to go anywhere, but to appease my husband, I will occasionally leave my cozy nest. I am always so amazed at how all my concerns I had while at home, completely dissolve once we hit the road. I thoroughly enjoy myself. I just have to remind myself of that fact each time it's time to leave town again.

I'd say to have fun, but I know that you will! ;-)

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
HAVE A GREAT TRIP, RELAX AND HAVE FUN.
AUNT MARY AND UNCLE JOHN FLEW OUT HERE THE 9TH, AND THEY ARE STAY IN LBI. SHE SAID SHE WILL GIVE ME A CALL SO WE CAN MAKE PLANS FOR LUNCH.
LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Dandy said...

Have a great time! I'm so curious to find out where you are.

Anita said...

So I'mnot the only one who has some of those feelings. :)

I don't like packing.

I feel like everything in the house has to be "done" before I leave, as if it can't be done when I get back.

I love my home.

BUT, as you said, I get in the car, and I'm immediately tranformed into an adventurer!

Hope you're having fun!

Country Dreaming said...

Have fun and be safe.
Can't wait to see where you are off to.

Melinda

Jen said...

I hope you are having a great time!j

Bill said...

AAAGGGHHH!!!
...the suspense is killing me.