Five Ways to Stress Before A Vacation

*yes I am reposting this because blogger lost 30 or so comments on this one?  I can’t respond to any of those fab comments that were left because I’m not smart enough to remember what you said! Sorry!

1. Help organize and run a major school fundraiser exactly one week before your very first European vacation. 

2. Six days before vacation, start major renovation of basement.  Certainly that won’t take up any of your time.  The contractors will always be respectful and punctual and will not add any stress to your already jam packed barely manageable everyday routine.  Dumbass.

3. Suddenly decide you are Martha Stewart.  Volunteer to serve Hot Lunch at the kids school, take a fancy dessert to a friends engagement party, and cook dinners for a family having a hard time.  Seriously?  

4. Spend precious hours you do not have searching in vain for shoes that are both comfortable and pretty.  Finally settle on ugly but comfy.  Screw it.  Decide to wear bright lipstick and a tight top….then no one will look at those feet.

5. Begin to hatch a plan to have 9 little outfits pressed and ready to go for each child.  Add to this 9 little gifts, one for each day you are away. (this is clearly to alleviate Mommy guilt)  The sheer magnitude of organizing the house, the dog, the cat, the kids plus the outfits and the gifts leads to one classic case of insomnia. 

Congratulations you are officially stressed out!

Breathe….it will all be worth it in the end.

End of rant.


  1. Sounds perfectly calm to me! 🙂

  2. That is a lot to organize and do before you go. Regardless it will all get done some how/some way! I love the gifts for your kids. I just can’t decide on my shoes either. I have to be comfortable.
    I also go to Vegas the weekend before my trip to Europe with bowling. I can’t wait to hear from you. It’s going to be fantastic.
    I pray for your safety and fun!

  3. That does sound fairly normal….. (ducking)!

    It will ALL be worth it!

  4. I would feel bad for you, but you’re going to PARIS, so I can’t spare too much sympathy. HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!

  5. Oh boy, what a crazy week!

  6. Sounds like a very good way to stress yourself out! lol Maybe next time you should change it up a bit.

  7. its always the way isn’t it. Crazy times before a big trip. It has to be the worst part.

  8. You mean everyone doesn’t do it like this? It’s absolutely exactly what I would do!

    And don’t Europeans wear Birkenstocks with socks? I think you are okay with ugly 🙂

    Have a wonderful trip!

  9. Yes, it will.

    You are going to have the MOST fabulous time. 🙂

  10. Lol your too funny!

  11. LoL You are really funny! Enjoyed reading this! I wanted to mention to you, shoes! I’ve bought all types of flats and they just are NOT comfortable (regardless of the price) after a while. Last weekend I bought black round toe ‘cole haan’ 1 inch heels from town shoes. BEST investment ever. They are so trendy and are made as if they are a runner’. Normally after and hour and half of wearing heals I want to cry. I have worn them all week…and HAVE NO PROBLEM. 🙂
    good luck

  12. ooo you got the shoes! Which ones did you end up with? You are going to SO enjoy this vaca 🙂

  13. You crazy lady, you!

    If this keeps up you’ll need a vacation after your vacation to recuperate!

    You’ll be thankful for the smart choice in footwear, trust me. Cleavage trumps shoes any time 😉

  14. Valium is now your bestest friend. Have an amazing time!

  15. Oh man! Hang in there, you’re almost on vacation!!!

  16. getting ready to go on a trip is way worse than it should be… just chill…. you will be gone a few days.. the world won’t change and as long as you bring the kids a gift you’d hate they will love it. you are stressing over the shoes way more than they French will. … you’re not going to see those frogs ever again!!! have a good time.

  17. Ah, it keeps you young, right!? I can’t wait to hear about the trip! You’ll find shoes over there too, so no worries about the ones you got!

  18. It will be worth it….I hope you have a fabulous time in Paris!!!:)

  19. Oh but they do. The Parisians always looks at shoes. Fortunately they also don’t care what others think of them and neither should you.

    Have FUN!

  20. Gulp, those are stressful girl… not fun at all!:-)

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