5.23.2013

I Need A Break

Packing sucks! I pretty much hate it. But traveling does not suck and I pretty much love that so packing is a necessary evil. I'm REALLY proud of myself this time for not freaking out. I'm usually such a hot mess before a trip but I think I've literally grown exhausted with stressing out over it.  You can only agonize so much.  Or maybe it's just this cute little pack this notepad my little sister got me for my Birthday.  It's been a lifesaver.  It keeps me sane.  It gives me a place to write all my little reminders and check things off because I have this overwhelming need to check things off when I feel stressed.  It has EVERYTHING you could ever want or need to bring with you on a trip so that nagging awful feeling that I've forgotten something doesn't haunt me so much.

I'm off to Vegas this weekend.  The timing couldn't be better.  I'm tired.  Burnt.  Fried.  And certainly not because I've been getting any sun.  Sitting at my desk day after day at work and being tired because I'm lame and never get myself to bed on time has taken it's toll.  I've been in this position for 3 years now and it was a grueling year.  I need a vacation.  I always need a vacation but right now I REALLY need a vacation. Not that my job isn't awesome or anything.  I mean, who doesn't love curriculum right?  Not to toot my own horn or anything because I didn't actually win but I was nominated for Outstanding Employee of the year.  This week was employee appreciation week and I got gift cards to Starbucks, i tunes and Jamba Juice.  I got green tea and a really pretty pink water bottle too.  It was like Christmas in May.  Our bosses are really nice to us, I like the laid back atmosphere and I have great co workers but I can only take so much and I need a break.

Usually when I go to Vegas it's in the 100's but it should be mostly 90's which is perfect.  The only thing I'm not looking forward to is traffic and the crowded see and be seen party vibe at the pool.  My sister will be driving us up there Friday morning and we're meeting one of my BFF's there.  She's almost 8 months pregnant and she wants to go dancing so this should be interesting.  The weird thing is that due to what I will call extenuating circumstances both of their husbands will be there.  The  three of us have our own room and it's still a girls trip as far as we are concerned.  The men are just a side thing.  And no Mj does not feel left out at all.  He gets annoyingly excited when he gets the house to himself.  He talks about all the things he's gonna get to do while I'm away like go see Hangover 3.  Like I'm some kind of jail warden or something.  Yeah, I may get on his nerves just like he does mine and there might be a little nagging on my end but for the record that man does what he wants.  I guess it's just freeing to have some alone time when you co-habitate 99% of the time.

I got my club outfit ready and my bikini packed.  Off to the land of pool parties and flip flops I go.

19 comments :

Faith said...

I have the pack this too! Life changing !!

I'm so jealous! Have the best time. I'm excited to see your pictures.

We leave for AC on Wednesday so hopefully it will hold me over until I can get to Vegas.

Have a great time!

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

I'm off to San Fran this weekend and I always freak out before I travel. I have this irrational fear of missing my flight.

Ruthy Taylor said...

man everyone is going to vegas! i'm so jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Treasure Tromp said...

oh, have fun in the goose! I have a ton of friends out there right now!

LWLH said...

Have fun love, a girls weekend in Vegas sounds like a blast! :)

P!nky said...

UGH i'm the worst packer, I HATE IT!

Law_Fal said...

Have fun!!!!!!!!!!

The Sweetest Thing said...

Umm, I don't feel bad for you for being so overwhelmed with packing - you are going to freaking VEGAS! I hope John and I can visit Vegas someday! I can't wait to Insta-stalk this trip!

fancythatfancythis.com said...

Bobby Flay and Tao are two of my favorite restaurants in Vegas...I hope you get a chance to check them out!

Have a fantastic time...well deserved. And congrats on being so valued at work! What a great honor.

Brittany said...

SO jelly of your trip! You are going to have a blast! I have a packing list like that too and I love it..it really does help.

Take lots of pictures...and stay out of trouble ;). Enjoy your vacay!!!

Amanda @ Little Lady Living said...

I NEED that packing tablet - what a lifesaver! Have a wonderful trip! :)

Mrs. K said...

Your organization and OCD-ness is awesome. Reminds me of myself. I hope you have a wonderful trip. We are going out of town for 1 week but it's a family trip--hubby, my son and I are spending one week at the Panama City Beach with my husband's family. Hubby and I will probably take advantage of the help with childcare and do some partying ourselves :). If we can still hang. LOL.

Sunny said...

vegas,fun!! i've so been in the mood for a vegas trip lately. :) have a great time!

Carla said...

I'm usually a good packer but I can definitely see how this can come in handy! Have fun in Vegas!

Pegster said...

Have fun in Vegas. Don't we all need a break sometimes. I am looking forward to your trip recap for ideas. I am headed to Vegas with my hubby and kids this September. So excited

Amy said...

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! lol. Have fun girlie!

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

Love those little note pads! Hope you had a great trip to Vegas :)

Christine said...

Have fun in Vegas!!! I have actually never been, but I keep telling my husband that 'one of these days....' :). Hope you have a wonderful time relaxing with your husband!

Whitney Cypert said...

I really need that packing list, I get so crazy when it is packing time. I literally go through my closet and try on every single outfit that I will be taking with me, jewelry and all. That way I know everything fits and is comfortable lol. I hope you had so much fun in Vegas, you definitely deserved it! Can't wait to read about it! : )

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