All That I Am Taking

Leaving for a week or so
My fave vacation spot
This time I promised to myself
I wouldn’t pack a lot

A toothbrush and a change of clothes
Nothing too backbreaking
Some lip gloss and some underwear
That’s all that I am taking

And that’s it now I guess I am
All set for my departure
Perhaps I’ll bring my laptop don’t
Forget it’s case and charger

Some bandaids and some aspirin too
If feet or head start aching
That’s absolutely positively
All that I am taking

But what if my clothes wrinkle due
To how they have been stored?
I better take my iron and
So hence my ironing board

Some sunscreen, moisturizer just
In case my skin is flaking
That does it! I swear that this will
Be all that I am taking

But food can be expensive so
It’s pretty wise I pack
A few bottles of water and
About a dozen snacks

And maybe too some pots and pans
For frying and some baking
I double pinkie promise you
That’s all that I am taking

But time wore on and my resolve
Was weakening with doubt
My mind obsessed with what to take
And what I should leave out

My bunny slippers, magazines
Some mouthwash and a flask
Dog food, rollers, panty hose
A scuba diving mask

I worried, fretting, stuffed and zipped
Til early morning light
And by that time I realized I
Had somehow missed my flight

A bit of a take off on my last blogΒ and further inspired by a blogversation I had with wonderful blogger and friend Joanne Sisco.

overpacking

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69 thoughts on “All That I Am Taking

  1. OMG – you have no idea how close you are to the mark on this one … and you intended it in jest!
    I’m a travelling pharmacy and yes … even the scuba diving mask made it into the suitcase on one trip to Italy – just in case. How embarrassing!

  2. Well I’m going to have to admit, I over think and over plan my packing and end up with way to much, but too much is always better than not enough, right? Absolutely go with the bunny slippers πŸ™‚

    • I don’t know if too much is better than not enough because you’re stuck with the extra bags and also can always get stuff while you’re there….although it’s usually inconvenient and over priced!! I’m one of those who thinks and then takes something that we never end up using and then not bringing something else we needed.

  3. I love Derek but it’s a wonder that we ever make it out of the door with all the fretting he does. I make a list and stick to the list, but he’s super paranoid about us getting robbed. I’m just thankful when I’m able to talk him down from bringing our three tv’s! Fine…you can bring your Xbox. πŸ€“πŸ˜β£

    • Wow, I would draw the line at the Xbox for sure! I always thought overpacking was more of a woman’s thing but I can see how men can be just as guilty… especially where electronics are involved!

      • The Xbox was an exaggeration, but you get my point. If he could figure out a way to barricade the doors from the outside, he’d do it. πŸ€“

  4. Your tone is frantically hysterical, Marissa. I love your including dog food, band aids and bunny slippers. πŸ™‚
    Well, no kitchen sink nor breakfast bars and gum packs. I think some wet wipes or toothpicks are missing, too. Two or three brushes and combs. Socks? Sandals? Oh, I always bring plastic bags to pack dirty stuff into…

    • I think it’s all about moderation. As long as you’re not taking everything but the kitchen sink you should be okay. Wait a minute…is that a faucet I see hanging out of your suitcase?

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  6. This one made me laugh! πŸ™‚
    I’m pretty efficient packing. If I need something, I’ll buy it. Knowing that, I never need anything πŸ˜€

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