Is it cool to talk about last weekend even though it’s Wednesday? I’m gonna go with yes. Yes it is. So, I was super productive last weekend! Not only did I finish my taxes and drop off a bunch of stuff to Goodwill, I got a little shopping done for my upcoming business trip. I’m determined not to be unprepared. I always bring things I think I need but don’t (fluffy bunny slippers) and then end up leaving things that I don’t think I need but do (nail clippers). So I’m taking steps to not be a terrible traveler.
1. First up, two new pairs of shoes from Target.
I don’t love either of those but I do love them more than walking around a military base all day in heels, which is all I have as far as work shoes. I’m thinking those should match any outfit I can come up with so hopefully I’ll only need to bring those, a pair of flip flops, and my sneakers. Also, let’s note that those are my first ever pair of ballet flats which I’ve avoided like the plague until now because 1) I don’t find them to be particularly cute or stylish like everyone else on the planet and 2) hubs hates ballet flats on women. (Aww, I’m such a husband pleaser.)
2. I bought a real book.
I was pretty sure once I met my Nook, I would never buy another book again. That is, until my last business trip when I was stuck in a room that didn’t allow electronics while everyone else went on half hour smoke breaks.
Michelle recommended Matched and whatever she recommends, I read. The girl’s got a 99% success rate with me. Matched is a trilogy, so I’m sure I’ll get sucked into it on my trip. As you can see, Pants already likes it as well.
3. A travel laundry bag.
I’m already excited that I won’t be putting my laundry into five Wal-Mart bags just to get it to the laundry room. Plus, I inevitably see a co-worker in the hotel hallway and have to talk to them while my faded, holey, 10-year-old underwear is hanging out of the bag. As I type this, I realize I could just bring a reusable grocery bag. Dammit.
5. Ok, this isn’t for travel. This is my outfit for Color Me Rad this weekend.
It’s not anything special and the tank top is a little sheer for my taste but I needed something white and this was what I could find on the cheap. It was only $8.00, so I’m surprised it’s not already falling apart. I’ll probably throw it away after the race anyway, unless it turns into some super sweet tie-dye tank.
What’s the one thing you never leave home without when you travel?