I hope you had a nice weekend.
I started my weekend with a Moscow Mule lunch on Friday.
What a great way to start off a weekend.
They’re such perfect summer/pool/beach drinks. I think I’m officially on a Moscow Mule kick for the summer.
(They absolutely MUST be served in a chilled copper mug – copper has health benefits, therefore, a Moscow Mule is a health drink!)
I’m en route to San Francisco today.
As most of you already know, I’m married to a man who travels (for business) more than any other human being on the planet.
When he travels – he packs and goes.
He knows everything in his (and our family’s) life will be taken care of while he’s gone.
When I travel, I spend a week doing a lot of extra work so everyone and everything will “be okay” while I’m gone.
I do laundry, water plants, go grocery shopping, cook ahead and freeze/or refrigerate food for my family (if I have time), I make sure I get gas in my car so whoever uses it in my absence doesn’t need to. I go to the bank so I can leave emergency cash with my kids, the dishes have be done, the house cleaned, and blah, blah, blah until eternity.
No, I’m not OCD.
I’m just FEMALE.
[In addition, I try to have at least one blog post written before I leave. (This is it!) I also have to pack like a “normal” person, pack whatever camera equipment I’ll be needing (usually a lot), bring a laptop, make sure I have four bazilion chargers with me, figure out how I’m going to transport so much crap with one arm, etc., etc.]
After I’ve done everything I can possibly do, I STILL feel guilty for inconveniencing my family by not being there for them.
Don’t get me wrong,
I don’t feel guilty enough to NOT GO places … I was born with a restless soul.
(My mom tells me I was also born with a very independent soul.)
But, at the same time, there’s a constant little tug on my guilt strings.
I even worry about my temperamental/needs babying/please don’t forget to water it/I love it so much fucshia.
What are you like when you travel?
Do you clean/do laundry/etc. before you leave?
Can you walk out of your house without concerning yourself with it, or anyone in it, while you’re gone?
Or are you like me and feel like you “have to get everything done” before you can leave?
(Yes, I want to hear from my male readers too!)