I’m Gonna Soak Up the Sun – MIMM#11


I’m tapping out this post on my obsolete Crackberry while the Mister drives down the 401 towards Pearson International Airport. Traffic is slow moving, snow squalls and white-out conditions earlier this morning have the OPP ad tow trucks busy pulling people out of the ditches. Two tactor trailers have jack-knifed leaving the East bound 401 near Trenton closed. We’re heading West, so far it’s been clear. Slow but clear.

Please forgive any typo’s, there will be no editing today. :)


I had planned a long run yesterday but packing and obsesing over tickets and passports took precidence. I have mentioned in past posts that I am a routine loving, list making, obsesive control freak … and that’s on a good day. Throw international travel with a 6 year old into the mix and I could use a drink or sedative. Or both.

This is Little’s first time on an airplane and to say he is excited would be an understatement. He has packed, unpacked and re-packed his carry-on several times making sure his beloved Stuffie is safetly inside, much like his mother has packed, unpacked and re-packed her carry-on to ensure e-tickets, passports and birth certificates are still where she put them.

I slept poorly last night, my mind wouldn’t shut off. Lack of sleep and bad hair from my touque have me looking like my passport photo so there shouldn’t be any issues with my ID. Unless Cuba restricts access to those of us who look as exhausted as I do. Who needs a carry-on when I can put everything in the bags under my eyes.


I was overwhelmed by your replies after last weeks post about SAD and all of the love I felt reading every one of your comments. Knowing you’re not alone makes the ride so much easier and if I could pack every one of you into my already over-stuffed suitcase I would. :)



Do you obsess or stress when travelling?

Internet may be limited at our resort and my wireless carrier does not offer bundles for roaming in Cuba so I will be going “off line” for the next week. I have two scheduled posts ready for Wednesday and Friday and hope you can find a moment to stop by.

Meet Anita

I am a wife to a retired Army Captain and present day shepherd, a mother to two Big's (20 & 19) and one Little (6) and new to running at the age of 42. I am hopelessly addicted to Starbucks Peppermint Mocha's. My family thinks I am crazy. The voices in my head say they may be right.

4 Thoughts on “I’m Gonna Soak Up the Sun – MIMM#11

  1. I am glad to know I am not the only one who still has a Blackberry :) Have a wonderful vacation and I hope the flight is all your little has been dreaming about! I cannot wait to hear all about Cuba as it’s been on my “must visit” places for years!
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    • Yup, still using the Blackberry and it looks like something you would find on an archaeological dig but it does the job. :)

      Cuba was amazing, you should definitely go one day!

  2. Traveling always gives me so much anxiety! I am already losing sleep over the trip we have coming up!
    I hope you have the most wonderful vacation, my friend! It is so well deserved! Soak up all that sun!
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