I know, I know, hate is a strong word. My mom said you should only say you "hate" something if you wish it would die.
Well, I hate packing. I wish it harm. I wish it death.
Though I am extremely excited about my bachelorette party weekend, which begins right when I get off work tomorrow, I was feeling less than enthusiastic about packing this evening.
I blame my father.
He hates packing as well. When I was younger, the night before any family vacation you can bet you’d find me and my dad chillin’ on the couch watching something about sharks (they fascinate me) on the Discovery Channel (I love Shark Week!) with our bags completely unpacked. We’d then sulk around and slowly drag our feet into our respective rooms to pack, moaning and groaning the entire time. So dramatic, I know.
Tonight was no different. I tried to make the experience more enjoyable by making a list. Turns out organization and lists do not make packing more exciting.
And neither does an all-too-enthusiastic dog who wants to help.
Still, I managed to make it through the horrific chore. I have a fully packed bag that is likely missing something extremely important like underwear or my running shoes, which could make running Sunday’s half marathon awfully challenging.
With a packed bag under my belt, I got to work in the kitchen.
Tonight’s dinner was made while terrorizing Sadie. She missed her evening walk due to inclement weather, so she was extra
annoying chipper tonight!
Since packing took up quite a bit of time, I opted for a no-cook dinner.
For some reason a turkey sandwich sounded absolutely perfect, so I went with it!
I made myself a turkey sandwich on a whole wheat sandwich thin with dijon mustard, sliced grape tomatoes, cucumber and fresh spinach.
On the side I enjoyed leftover rutabaga fries with some ketchup for dippin’.
This plate was assembled in under three minutes and was exactly what I was in the mood to scarf down.
Now it’s time to tackle some last minute things around the house and spend some quality time with Ryan since I’ll be in Chicago through Monday. Lots to do!
Question of the Evening
Has your luggage ever been lost? Have you ever forgot to pack something important?