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Friday, March 5, 2010

A Sneak Peek Inside Wifey's House

Friday’s confession…

When I first started Wifey’s House every Friday, for some strange reason, I felt compelled to tell on myself about something I probably shouldn’t have thought, said or done. Go figure. Well, here I go again.

As you may already know, I’m headed to one of my favorite places tomorrow to run in Disney’s Princess Half Marathon.

I’ve put in the sweat, blood and tears (ok, I’m feeling a little dramatic today – cue the Rocky music here), and I’m prepared to run the 13.1 miles.

I’ve shopped, ahem, and tore-up my closet to put together the perfect outfit to match my tiara. Every princess should run with one.

And, I’ve made arrangements to ensure that my children will have a fun-filled weekend while I’m off running through Walt Disney World. No guilt here, they just were there.

I’m on it, right? Right … except I’m leaving in less than 24 hours and I haven’t packed one thing. Yikes!

I confess, I’m a procrastinating, last-minute packer.

Some of it stems from my childhood. My mother was a flight attendant and we used to take spur of the moment trips all the time – "Lorraine, throw some things in your bag, we’re going skiing this weekend." It was later compounded by the years I spent as a publicist in the music industry – “um, Lorraine, we need you to fly with Usher in the morning to MTV’s Spring Break. Yes, I know its 11:45 p.m. and we want you to leave at 6 a.m. Have a good trip.”

I’m used to winging it – no pun intended – but I’m getting older and dare I say a little slower. And, it’s a little more challenging when you have four people to pack for instead of one. No, they’re not going with me, but they still have to wear clothes this weekend.

So, I’m off to do ... some more things before I pack. It’s still a tad bit too early for me. How about you? When do you start packing for a trip? Packing procrastinators want to know …

Winks & Smiles,

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5 comments:

Monica March 5, 2010 at 9:28 AM  

Thanks for the comment on my blog. How lucky that you get to run the Disney Princess. I'll look forward to reading your race report!! Have fun and tell Minnie I said Hello!

Stefanie @ Mommy Musings March 5, 2010 at 2:36 PM  

I'm so impressed! I will be cheering all the #disneysportsmedia moms on :) Maybe next time I will do the 5K...

Armywife101 March 5, 2010 at 3:28 PM  

I can't wait to see pics from your run there. I am a true procrastinator. I wait sometimes until the day of. I do that mainly because I feel like it will prevent me from packing unneeded items. I have been known to overpack hehe.

Marcia March 5, 2010 at 8:40 PM  

Congrats on tackling the 1/2 marathon. I've always wanted to do a marathon, but havent tried yet, or even tried a 1/2. I did just sign up for the Relay for Life...I am a procrastinator packer when it comes to me. I have no problem getting my boys things ready and packed in advance, but for some reason I'm running around packing myself, up until my husband is saying, we will be outside waiting! Have a great run and trip.

Stesha March 6, 2010 at 2:11 PM  

Sad to say, but I am no use to you. I once packed an hour before a flight. *sigh*

Maybe I should come train with you. One of my goals is to run one marathon and you've ran like what? A bazillion!

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

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