Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Confessions of a PACK-O-HOLIC

So, I must confess. I really am a pack-a-holic!

I try hard not too. And since I know that this is a problem, I try to make a list ahead of time and STICK TO IT. But since the opportunity to go to the She Speaks Conference came quickly, and I did not even get to start packing until Thursday morning (while I was watching my precious 2 year old GRANDbaby)... the weakness took over.

I needed to pack for Friday and Saturday. I was not able to stay until Sunday. TWO DAYS.


My make-up bag: (essential)

My suitcase: 2 pair of capris. 2 pair of pants. 2 skirts. 3 summer jackets. 8 (yes EIGHT) tops. 6 pair of shoes. 9 necklaces. 9 pair of earrings.

And let me note that right before I tried to zip the suitcase... I had already put 2 pair of shoes and 2 complete outfits back! So, it really could have been worse.

I also ALWAYS take a book bag with me: My Bible, my devotion book, my journal. Oh, but I also packed 7 other books to take with me. When in the world did I think that I would be able to read anything? I was driving. And the sessions were all day! When I did get back to my room... I collasped. I also had so much going through my mind, there is no way I could read anything else! LOL

The really bad part is having to take all that stuff in alone. Ridiculous! And everytime, I say that I will do better next time. And I really do try.

The Deeper Still Conference is this weekend. I am the one telling all of the Ladies from our church to PACK LIGHT LADIES. It is just one night and two days. Sure hope I can follow my directions. I promise I will try.

Confession is good for the soul...



Darlene said...

You are so funny! I am going to try to be a good girl and bring 2 bags. One for clothes and one for books. LOL

Thanks for my "birthday surprise"! I really was SURPRISED!!

Krista said...

LOL! 8 shirts? I can't even remember how many shoes you said. I thought I was bad but I have to admit...I'm not that bad. ha ha. Can't wait for Deeper Still. Pack LIGHT DeeDee! Love you,

Luanne said...

Glad to see you made it home safe and sound and that you weren't driving thru the storms that came on Sunday. Missed my connecting flight from ground stoppage in Charlotte and I didn't get home until 2am.

Funny post on packing. I can so identify.

I really enjoyed the time spent getting to know you, and I am praying that God will use your conference experience in a powerful way.

Jenny said...

Hey DeeDee,
I saw your profile and said she was in my group!!!

You were a delight and I hope you had a great trip home!

Jenifer said...

I do the same thing. My hubby always says to me, "We're only going to be there 2 days, why on earth do you need ALL that stuff." A woman can never have too much stuff, right!?! :)

I would love to meet up with you gals this weekend. I'm waiting to hear back from Krista. Hopefully we can set up a time to get together. I'm so excited. I can't wait to hear and see how the Lord is going to work in all our lives during this time.


P.S. I've never met anyone else who spelled their name with only one 'n'. My mom did it because she wanted to call me Jeni and spell it with an 'i' instead of 'nny'. Unfortunately Jeni never stuck and I've had to live with people misspelling my name for 30 years. Sigh. It's all good though. At least they didn't resort to calling me by my middle name which was my dad's ex-girlfriend's name. Oh, yes it was!

Blessed One said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I just had to laugh at your packing strategies - I'm guilty of the same, particularly the overly full book bag! LOL Anyway, I enjoyed reading your post. Blessings! ~ Tracy