Saturday, March 10, 2007

On the Fly, Again

Today's "to do" list is pretty long right about now. I'm still under the covers as I write, and I'm wondering if I should even get up.

I must prepare for a flight to Germany on Monday. Hubby and I will be there for 10 days, during which we will celebrate our daughter's 19th birthday. So, presents must be wrapped and packed. I also want to bring a bit of Easter her way to be left for that special day (an effort to make it even more special!) Check. Check.

We will do a bit of touring: Salzburg and Vienna. Travel clothes and something nice for the Volksoper or Mozart Dinner Concert, should we attend either. (I can dream, can't I?) Tickets should be purchased today online. Check. Check.

E-mails confirming finalized travel dates for Salzburg and Vienna must be sent to our Mennonite Your Way hosts. Hostess gifts must be chosen and packed. Check. Check.

From Germany my husband flies to Spain to participate in a conference on homeschooling. Nice clothes needed. Check.

In my preparation for such trips I cannot forget the homefront.

Schedules for travel needs, such as music lessons in town, Friday School classes, and concerts must be organized. Check.

Bread and granola need to be made in large quantities. Menu ideas will be written out. Check. Check.

And, of course, there is the school musical which I am directing. We are just getting into the serious rehearsal stage and I must be sure to leave enough work behind to keep them not only busy, but progressing quickly. This will mean a rehearsal today and a meeting with two daughters who will do directing in my absence. Check. Check.

Now - there was something more. What was the first thing I needed to do? Oh, yeah! Laundry. Those nagging piles. Definitely a priority. I really don't want to pack a bunch of dirty clothes.

Check.