In the final stages of preparations for our upcoming trip to Pakistan, I find I'm going a little bit crazy. I've currently got at least five different to-do lists floating around in both paper and electronic form.
Even when I'm traveling just in the U.S., I'm a fretful packer. I'm just sure that I'm going to forget something and with my personality - I usually do. But in America, I can always just run out to the nearest store and buy whatever I need. And while I know that I can certainly go out and purchase whatever necessitities I need for my son while we're in Pakistan, there isn't always the same stuff I'm used to - those little conviences I've gotten so used to. So I'm trying to make sure I don't forget anything. Hence the lists.
There's also a lot of other, non-shopping related things on my lists. I want to remember to take some of my old jewelry that I don't wear and look into getting it melted down and made into something new that I would use often. I need to have the post office put a hold on our mail while we're gone. I have to tell my neighbors that we won't be around and should they see any activity at our house - be alarmed!
I also need to find some kind of anniversary present for M since we'll be in Pakistan for our 6th wedding anniversary. I have no ideas as of yet.
I also have to go to the post office because I've been meaning to mail something to someone for a few days now and if I don't do it soonSOON, it won't be mailed until we get back.
And lastly, in our ongoing what-the-heck-are-you-people-thinking travel visa idiocy, I just realized that our 3-leg trip flied through Abu Dhabhi, and I haven't yet looked into whether any of us will need some kind of transit visa to get through there. So I'm off to go look into that, and y'all better wish me luck because we don't exactly have a lot of time on hand to go apply for a visa!