Pre-travel Jitters

I hate the night before a trip. Hate hate hate it. I usually have to get up very early to catch my plane, and I am a horrible planner, so I find myself in a harried state the night before which makes it really hard to get to sleep. Which makes me nervous. And so on and so forth. I wish I had a formula like the Count of Monte Christo to command sleep at will. (His formula would probably land me in county jail for a while though, so I’ll have to forgo it.)

Okay, deep breath. Don’t think about the planning and the perils of travel. Think about catching the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival and meeting old and new friends in one of your favorite cities in the US. Think about knitting on the plane, and seafood in Pike Place market, and awesome yarn and bon-bons from Churchmouse Yarn and Teas. Think about the fantastic photographic possibilities in Seattle. Think about visiting the home of Utilikilts.

It should be a good weekend. Okay, time to finish packing.

6 Responses to “Pre-travel Jitters”

  1. janna Says:

    I’m exactly the same way, except that I’ve managed to morph that last minute panic into my normal routine. Now when I travel, I know I’ll be packing late the night before and won’t get much sleep that night, once I actually do go to bed. It should be interesting in a couple weeks, when I have to get up at 3:30 to catch a 6:00 flight!

  2. janna Says:

    Oh — and have fun in Seattle!

  3. Kath Says:

    Clearly you need to do more traveling!

    When I’ve gone through periods of frequent trips to the mainland I got into a certain routine for the night before and that morning, and after a while, it just flowed easily.

    Sounds like a great trip – have fun!

  4. Visionsister Says:

    Welcome to my city! I hope you have a lovely time here!

  5. Plum Texan Says:

    I am jealous of your travels. I’ve been drooling to visit Churchmouse for about two years now.

    Yarn, tea, and one kilted knitter in that lovely little Pacific Northwest shop…now THAT could induce some insomnia.

  6. Rachel Says:

    What a fabulous weekend we had! I’m so glad you were with us, and I expect this to become a tradition.