Vacations, trips….it’s a love/hate relationship. Love to go, hate to pack. Love the fantasy of “leisure time”, hate the reality of returning to real life. You know, the old “reality sucks” syndrome. So, I’m packing. I can remember when, back in my younger days, I could grab a couple things, and be good for week at a friend’s house. Now, a camping trip requires an extra vehicle to haul the “necessities” with me. I have a portable bbq AND a camp stove. And, I need them both. I live in the mountains, but this time, I am vacationing at the beach in Oregon. The weather there is… at best… “iffy”. It can be nice….IF the wind isn’t blowing, or IF it’s not foggy, or IF it’s not raining. So, along with the things I WANT to wear at the beach, like a swim suit, a sun dress, some flipflops, I need to pack the things I (in all likelyhood) WILL be wearing….a rain poncho, a warm hat, a warm jacket for under the rain poncho. Extra pants, extra shoes, extra socks. So, that fills my suitcase. Oh, wait a second… I don’t have my toiletries with me………….hahaha. Here’s is where the separate case for the “In Case Ofs” comes in. I need an entirely different suitcase for my IN CASE OFS!! I need….sunscreen, IN CASE it shines, After Sun IN CASE I get too much of it, make-up (even tho it’s the BEACH and make up is RARELY required dress code there) IN CASE I go out to dinner, and then…there’s the medicine/supplement stuff…. I need something IN CASE I can’t poop. (Hey, it’s a vacation…nothing regular or normal about what you eat, or when you eat it. Don’t TRY to deny it.) Conversly, I need something IN CASE I am pooping too much. TMI?? I need something IN CASE my nose gets stuffy, I need something IN CASE my feet get dry, get cracked, get FUNGUS-Y, I need my lotions and ointments and special shampoos and conditioners for my special dry curly hair, AND…….. I need to pack some PATIENCE, some KINDNESS and some TOLERANCE……. just IN CASE I might need them. Surely those will lighten my load!!
A Separate Case for the In Case Ofs….