9.11.2014

I Want Out

I'm having a really good week.

The other day I grabbed raw eggs instead of hard boiled eggs by accident to eat at work for breakfast. Luckily, all it took was one small tap and no mess for me to realize it but it was a bummer that I lost half my breakfast.  I also forgot my usual water bottle which I know is really minor but having that water bottle is part of my routine and on a bad day it annoys me to no end when my routine is off even a little bit.  The ATM machine in 7-11 that I normally use was broke down so I knew I'd have to make an extra stop after work and then there were two accidents on the freeway so I sat in traffic and was 10 minutes late for work.  Last night I found out that El Pollo Loco discontinued my food.  The under 500 calorie black bean bowl is no longer available.  Don't you hate it when that happens?  They make you fall in love with it and then take it away.  I've never ordered anything else from there so I didn't know what to get.  This morning I put on my shirt and got deodorant all over it then I flicked yogurt all over my sweater when I was putting my lunch together.

When the traffic hit I turned up the music in my car and started singing along.  At least I got my coffee.  At least there is money in the ATM machine for me to get.  When I couldn't get my black bean bowl I tweeted El Pollo Loco.  I have no hope that they will bring back the bowl but at least I enjoyed it while it lasted.  Nothing really seems to phase me this week.  Even tripping over MJ's shoes yet again this morning didn't bother me in the slightest.  I want to bottle up this positive vibe and stash it away somewhere so that I can take it out on one of those days where I'm in the dumps or just in a rotten mood and every little thing pisses me off.  You know those days where you are so grumpy in general that you are annoyed with yourself for being annoyed by everything and yet you still can't stop being annoyed?  I've been struggling lately.  There were no less then two meltdowns last month so it feels great to be in a good mood and feel like nothing can get me down.
Does anyone else pack like this? 
What's even more amazing is that I haven't felt stressed not even once about our trip.  Normally I'm a complete and total hot mess the week of a vacation.  I freak out about forgetting things I probably don't need and stress myself out running around picking up last minute things 'just in case.'  I ridiculously over pack and over think everything little thing to the point where I wish someone would knock me out until I get on the plane because one I'm on the plan there is nothing I can do about anything that's not already in my suitcase and I can finally stop stressing.  You'd think I was traveling to a different planet and not just to some other city where they have stores that sell toiletries and all kinds of other things.  It's not the end of the world if I forget my favorite hair clip.  It is however the end of the world if I forget my contacts and glasses.  I can't exactly buy them when I get there so as long as I have those I'm fine.  It's only taken me about a million trips to finally calm down and hopefully I won't relapse on our next trip because it's really nice going into a trip and not feel like I'm losing my mind.  I asked MJ if he was going to start packing yesterday.  He gave me an are you kidding me, don't you know who I am? look and said nope.  He's doing it today sometime between after work and our red eye flight.  He's crazy and truly a professional packer if ever there was one.  I'll never be as good as him.  I just wish he didn't have to loose something before he travels.  Last time it was his license and this time it's not one but two credit cards one of them being his debit card.  I was the last (and only) person to actually see them on Saturday at home and now they are gone.  Just poof.  Disappeared. 

I'm sure most of my good mood is because of vacation.  I was just kind of whatever about it a few weeks ago but last night I was so excited I could barely sleep and focusing at work today is going to be hard.  I just want out!  It's been a long time since I went to NYC and I can't wait for the sheer magnitude of those giant buildings to have me standing on the sidewalk staring up at them with my mouth hanging open.  We've got some really fun things planned and I just can't wait!!  I won't be blogging but I will be on Instagram.  The significance of our travel date didn't dawn on me until a few weeks ago.  Flying to New York on 9/11 makes me just a little uncomfortable but I'm sure it's nothing to worry about.

I'll leave you with this little gem from Sunday.  You might want to turn down your volume.  MJ thought it would be really fun to try to give me a heart attack while I was packing, film it and then put it on Facebook.  I was mad but even I have to admit that it's hilarious.  And just in case you are wondering our bed always looks that way.  We stopped making it everyday years ago and the decorative pillows never come out of the closet.

If you want to enter the Cocotique beauty box giveaway do so here.  I'll pick a winner when I get back.


25 comments :

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

out of everything i read in this post, all i really want to say is: I think your closet looks fabulous!!! I need me a closet like that. ps i love all your matchy furniture!

P!nky said...

Gah, I would have freaked out tooooo!

Susannah said...

Wowie! Sounds like a stressful day! Glad you're not freaking out about your trip! :-)

cashanamusings said...

LOL! Enjoy your trip. I love when nothing can mess up my good mood.

Tami said...

I know that annoyed with yourself for being annoyed feeling all to well! and that video is hilarrrrious. Thanks MJ!

L ♡ said...

I ADORE your positive attitude in the second paragraph - it's a great vibe to get whilst reading :)

Laura | elelibee

Faith said...

I was having the worst few days and then today it was like nothing could get me down. It is the best feeling.

Have the best time in the city! Wish I could meet up with you!

Faith said...

Oh and I just watched your video and I feel guilty for laughing so hard, haha.

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

Just watched your video...hehehe... That is something like my husband and me would do to each other lol!!

Have fun on your trip!!

Ameena said...

Will I get to see you while you are in NYC? Let me know if you have time? Or if you need any recommendations. :)

Glad you are not stressed out....I wish I could steal some of that from you!! I'm stressed out at all hours of the day or night, as my husband can attest to.

hya21 said...

I forgot to pack my breakfast this morning after preparing everybody else's. That has never happened before and I didn't realize it until I was practically at work. Ironically I was just knocking around waiting for my husband to be ready. So I just had my yogurt and fruit for breakfast instead of for my afternoon snack.
Oh well. like you said, at least I have something else to eat. I'm looking at the positive too - and I'm not even going on vacation.
Have a good trip.

Anita said...

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Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Have an amazing trip! You'll forget about the eye fiasco morning in no time :)

Nerline Germain said...

He got you good. So funny!

Imogen said...

Hope you have the best time. I felt nervous watching that video, I just knew the fright which would happen at the end.

Pegster said...

Have a great trip lady. That was an awesome video, he really got you good.

Jenny said...

I am way behind on reading blogs but are you in NY?! Will you be in NYC? And until when? I am like an hour away. =)

Whitney Cypert said...

Hahahahaha ohhh MJ. That would have freaked me out, in that mask especially! Garrett and I got a good laugh out of that. I tend to stress out when I pack too, not so much about forgetting things but more about what the heck am I going to wear? I can't wait to read about your trip, I'm dying to visit NYC!

Andiepants said...

Have soooo much fun! I love NYC and specially with the 9/11 memorials, I'm sure it will be very touching to be there around this time. And that video was funny, but I'd kill him too! oh and send me some of your positive vibes if you bring some back from your trip!
xoxo

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Hope it's the best trip...going back to NYC is one my list of things to do with the hubby...one of the best places ever!

jackie jade said...

love the positive attitude! and i'm sure having an upcoming trip doesn't hurt. jealous!

Jessica said...

It is great that you are having a positive attitude. I hope you have a fabulous trip to NY. I am going to NYC for Thanksgiving and I am already stressing over it.

Linda said...

Your positive attitude is so refreshing, and you have a lovely blog.

Renae said...

Oh noooo..your husband is lucky he didn't get dropped kicked-LOL!! Men, they are a mess-ha!

Brittany said...

You have such a great outlook; I love it!

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