Friday, February 27, 2009

Random Musings

1. Is anybody else obsessed with making sure their house is spotless before leaving for vacation? 2. I am. I feel better knowing my home is spotless while I'm away so I cleaned top to bottom yesterday.
3. Such a bummer Matt went home last night on American Idol, but I do think the three that went through deserved it.
4. Garth and I had a packing party last night. We are seriously the worst packers ever.
5. We overpack. I think I packed up half my closet and most of my dresser. Seriously.
6. It is just not necessary to have a suitcase, a duffle bag, a make-up case AND an Old Navy bag. For one week.
7. In my defense, it is a ski vacay so I had to pack heavy clothes and they take up a lot of room.
8. I was at work at 7 a.m. (yawn!) so I can leave at 3 p.m.
9. Officially on vacation at 3:00!!!!!
10. I tried to watch Hell's Kitchen last night because I like Top Chef. They are not the same. I could not stand it!
11. I was asleep by 9:30 p.m. I can be such a loser sometimes.
12. I can hardly wait for a week of quality time with Garth.
13. The future holds: skiing, going to the spa, eating out, and swimming. Bliss.
14. How cute is the little village we will be staying?
15. We leave after work today and won't be back until March 6.
16. I'll miss you all! Have a wonderful week! I'll be back with stories and pictures!

80 comments:

Chelsie said...

Have a wonderful vacation. You deserve it!

Blablover5 said...

You raise a good question, just why do we have to clean before a vacation? A deep clean, removing old food makes sense. I shall have to ponder this.

Have a fun ski trip, ski down lots of big hills.

*~! megs !~* said...

I seriously could have just written this post!!

I HAVE to have my house clean before I leave town. It makes the hubs crazy but otherwise I will be stressed the whole time we're gone. And a stressed out me is not a fun me!

I was sad Matt went home last nite too. But, based on Wed. performances I think we got the top 3 right. Maybe he'll come back as a wild card. Totally possible.

Have fun on your ski vacay!!

Jon and Steph said...

Oh how fun!! I hope you guys have a great vacation. I can't wait to hear all about it.

Lucky in Love said...

I will miss you!!! Have so much fun! It look fabulous!! I can't wait to hear all about it.

Yeah for a trip to the spa. The jealousy is oozing out of me right now :)

Lynsey T said...

Jealous. Sooo jealous! And I am OCD and vacuum my house once a day. Yeah, I know, it's weird. So dont feel so bad about scrubbing your house top to bottom before leaving!

Alyssa said...

that picture looks straight out of a movie! and it sounds like a ton of fun!! my theory on the cleaning is, if i clean, i might find something i needed to take with!!

Samantha said...

Hey Sister! If you happen to find an extra bad by the door, don't open it, just take it! It will be me stowing away on your vacation!

tootie said...

Have an awesome trip!!

Megan said...

You guys will have SUCH a great time! Can't wait to see all the fun you had when you get back!

THE Stephanie said...

Sounds fun!! Have a great vacay!!

The Pink Chick said...

I hope you have a wonderful time!!!! I can't wait to hear about it! Make sure to take lots of pictures!

Erin said...

Hvae a great time!!!!

Peppermint Bee said...

There is nothing like coming home from a long vacation to a clean house. Enjoy your vacation!

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

Have fun on your trip!!!! Take lots of pictures. :)

Megan said...

Yay for vacation!!! Have so much fun!!! (and yes I like to make sure the apt is shiny clean before I leave, coming home to a nice clean place is such a good feeling!)

Taryn said...

Have so much fun! Skiing is so exhausting for me- good luck! enjoy the snow.

Whitney said...

Have so much fun!!!!!

d.a.r. said...

When we packed everything up and left to travel home for two weeks of Christmas/our wedding/our honeymoon, my husband didn't understand why I also spent an entire day scrubbing the house, doing laundry, changing sheets on the bed, etc. He thought I was a lunatic and frequently mocked me. However, when we got home, and were totally exhausted and starving and just wanted to lay on the couch with take out, he looked around the house and said "thank you. I didn't understand it two weeks ago, but this was the best thing you have ever done for us!". Ha! :)

Enjoy your trip!!!

C said...

Aw enjoy your vacation!! It sounds like it will be wonderful!!

Ashley said...

you lucky thing! have fun! and yes, i like to clean before leaving home cause i know i'll be too tired to do it once i get back. (it sucked after the honeymoon!!)

A Belle and her Beau said...

you guys are going to have such a great time! safe travels and have too much fun :)

Tabbie:) said...

Have a GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT time!!!
Will Miss you!!!

Melissa said...

Oh, you will have so much fun!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Sweetbabs said...

I am with you on the cleaning. I do it every time I am going to be out of town even if it is just for a day or two. I get all laundry done, sweep, mop.....I could go on and on.

I love knowing that the people that come to keep my cat fed and happy do not have to see a mess.

If you roll your clothing it makes more room. I learned this from my brother in law that was in the Navy. It saves a ton of space.

Have fun!!!!

GIRL FROM THE LAND of 10KL said...

Have a fantastic week! Be CAREFUL! I went skiing two weekends ago and fell and broke my elbow =( Stinks because I'm actually a good skier.

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

Have a wonderful time.....be safe and I can't wait to hear and "see" all about it!

Emily said...

ahhh Im jealous.. have soo much fun and i will miss you! Im sure everyone will miss you.. but I will the most! ha;)

My name is Megan... said...

I AM SO JEALOUS!!! You are about to have such a nice wonderful and LONG vacay!!!!! Have a good time!!! PS - it is awesome you keep a food journal. I should really try doing that! xoxo

Brandi said...

Thanks for the comment! I like your blog as well! So jealous of the vacation! I've never been snow skiing and would love to try it sometime! Have a great time!

La Petite Chic said...

I have to leave a clean house too! It's the worst when you walk in the door after a week away and everything is a mess. Also, I think the amount of bags you packed is perfectly fine :) Warm clothes take up A LOT of room!

Jenny.Lee said...

I can't leave my house dirty either!

AmyT said...

YES I love ot make sure everything is clean before I leave!!! And I'm like you I overpack!!!! You never know!!!!!

Gwen said...

YES it is completely normal to have your house perfect before you leave. That just makes it all that much nicer when you return. Make sure to empty your garbage and get rid of any food that may spoil. :) Have a fabulous trip!!!!

Texan Couture said...

Have fun on your vacation!

Elizabeth said...

I like to clean before we go on vacation too. :) Have a great time! I want to go on a ski trip - never been but hear they are awesome!!

Tara Gibson said...

have an absolute wonderful time girl.. thanks for you sweet comment : )

The Blonde Duck said...

I wish we were going skiing! My parents invited us on our annual trip but Ben's folks were coming down for his birthday. Bummer!

LyndsAU said...

Have a great time girl!! I am envious :) Hugs!!

Mrs. D said...

Enjoy your vacation!! Don't fall off the mountain :) I can't wait to see all of the pictures when you return!

Milltini said...

have the most wonderful vacation ever! we'll miss you.

KC said...

Have SO much fun!!! Can't wait to hear some great stories!

Adventures in Newlywed said...

Have fun!!!

AmberDenae said...

Have a WONDERFUL time!!! Can't wait to see and hear all about it! :)

Carrie said...

Have fun!

Kim said...

You are going to have so much fun. No worries about overpacking. If you didn't, you would wish you had something else. =)

a H.I.T. said...

Have fun on vacation!

Husby and I are leaving for the weekend - 2 days - and the place in spotless. I just finished emptying the dishwasher. You are not alone.

MRS. CJK said...

I like to make sure the house is clean before vacation and before I have visitors. It's a must! Have a great time on vacation- it sounds amazing!

Rachel said...

Have a great time; I can't wait to see pics!

Sarah said...

YAY for vacations!! Have fun!! And you are not a loser for being in bed at 9:30!!!

Rob and Amy said...

I love coming home to a clean house with clean sheets!!!!!!! And you may have posted, but where are yall going skiing?!? Hubby and I are headed to Colorado over spring break!! I can't WAIT! I love love skiing!

Mrs. Nurse said...

I always clean before I go home every weekend. Usually on Thursday, my apt. is spotless and by Tuesday it looks like a tornado went through again. For some reason it seems every time I clean, it just finds a way to get dirty again :). I always pack to much and Mr. Nurse can pack very little. I am jealous but realize he doesn't accesorize and have ridiculously curly hair to work with :) Have a great weekedn!

Following Him said...

I am so jealous that you are going on vacation! Btw...I love to clean before I go away...just a habit!
~Elyse~

Mika said...

oh I always overpack too. I usually have two bags and makeup bag for just a weekend at Stevens...

have fun on your vacation. It looks like a romantic fun place.

Jessica said...

It looks like you're going to have an amazing time! Enjoy yourselves, the village looks so cozy and cute!

SassyEngineer said...

Have a wonderful vacation!!!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

What a cute and quaint looking village!! I love it! I hope you all enjoy yourselves and have the best time ever! You deserve it!

And yes, I clean before leaving too! I always like to come back to a clean place.

Ginette said...

Hope you have a great vacation! (And I agree about Hell's Kitchen. We tried watching it too. Rubbish.)

Justin and Jenn said...

I am the exact same...I get way stressed out if I come home to a dirty house!

1 Hot Dish said...

I totally know what you mean about having a clean house before you leave on vacation!

I hope you guys have a awesome vacation! Can't wait to hear all about it!

M and G said...

Have fun honey! I looove coming home to a clean house!

Kyla said...

Sounds so fun... hope you guys have a great time! Posts lots of pictures

Kyla said...

Sounds so fun... hope you guys have a great time! Posts lots of pictures

Amber said...

Have so much fun! It looks like an amazing place!

Britni and Justin said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip!! I am also a terrible packer....I should take a photo some time of my packing for just a weekend trip. Also, I agree with you on cleaning up before I leave on vacation. I have to know that I am coming home to a clean house before I unpack all of the junk I took with me :)

morewineplease said...

Oh I cannot wait to see pics and read about your trip! Hope you are having a ball!

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

Oooh! Hope your having fun! And I hope you have good skiing weather, it seems definitely cold enough for good powder. Can't wait to hear about it when you get back!

Kaitlyn said...

Have a wonderful vacation!!

Shea said...

Have fun and be safe!!

jlc said...

I am alwayssss like that omg! I NEED it clean before I go out everyday. Haha. Is that extreme?? But yeah, before work... bed must be made, stuff needs to be picked up, etc.

Have a great week chica!!

Sandy Toes said...

Have a wonderful time....enjoy.
sandy toe

Jules said...

Have a great trip! It sounds like it will be great. I am the queen of overpacking, so I can relate.

I can wait to hear stories and see pics!!

Jules said...

meant "can't" wait...LOL!

Mrs. Cup said...

Hope you have a wonderful time!!!

bekah said...

yes because once I left without doing the dishes and was horrified when we got home!

HAVE FUN!!!!

Lump said...

oooh hope you're having an awesome time!! :)

Mrs. McB said...

Have a blast! It looks like fun!!!!

The Shabby Princess said...

Hope you're having so much fun on vacation!! I'm also obsessed with cleaning my house before going on vacation. I need to come home to clean!

1 Hot Dish said...

Oh my goodness!! Your vacation looks like so much fun! I'm so happy for you guys!! I'm loving the pics thanks so much for sharing with us!!

Have fun! Can't wait for more pics!

Carolyn said...

No one understands my packing rituals, because not only does it take me forever to find the clothes to wear...but my place has to be immaculate before I leave! I just love coming home and not having chores to do. :)