Things I still have to get done by Tuesday night include:
Find the pack of Christmas cards I know I have somewhere here and get them addressed. So if you usually get one from us and you don't this year, please don't take it personally!
Decide what clothes to take, and as usual I will take too much!
Attend the School Christmas program.
Get the tyres on my car aligned.
Try not to contract either stomach flu, pink eye or a recurring virus that are all raging through the school right now!
Round up the video camera, netbook, mp3, Kindle, numerous chargers, the plug adaptor, decide whether to take all my camera lenses or try to whittle it down and maybe regret it later!
Sort out my quart sized bag of liquids for security.
Pack my suitcase, carry-on and handbag for the maximum of ease.
Unpack them then repack them at least twice!!
Wash my warm coat.
Have a test run of the Tylenol PM I intend to take, so maybe for the first time ever I will get some sleep on a flight!
Try not to worry, stress, get anxious about the flights - I HATE FLYING!
Try not to get anxious about making the journey alone, I've done it before but it's been 5 years!
Round up all essential paperwork.
Ensure I have all gifts for friends and relatives with me.
Send contact details to various friends in England.
Clean the house.
Lavish love and affection on the Hubster and the 'girls'.
Load Skype on my netbook so the Hubster and I can keep in touch visually.
Decide what to wear on the flight for comfort, sleep (fingers crossed), warmth and to not resemble a bag lady upon landing. Not much to ask then!
Get cash and sort out credit cards I need to take and not.
And what have I done so far.....
Cooked meals for the Hubster and stocked the freezer for the entire time I'm gone.
Had brief moments of looking forward to being back in England - before guilt at leaving the Hubster over Christmas, stress at going alone, worry about everything takes over again.
Tried to keep underwear, printer cartridges and shoes to the back of my mind!
Got myself up to date at work.
Aaaaarrrrrrrrgggggghhhhh - stressed moi?!