We’re going old school today; like I LOVE LISTS old school.
Cause I do.
Let me explain.
I’m officially on vacation. The kind that starts with a beach on the lake in Fort Erie, Canada and ends with a family team building event: The Tough Mudder.
We got our Tough Mudder map last week, and our course is just over eleven miles long with sixteen obstacles, two of which include live wires. It should be a good time.
I’ve been told I should seriously start hydrating the week of the big event, and there’s only one small problem. My plans this week include laying on a beach all day long (fully lathered in sunblock; I’m not a total idiot) and frolicking in the water, all while consuming more alcoholic beverages than I would normally drink in a month. I guess I’ll have to intermix my cocktails with water.
Anyway, my vacation actually started last Friday and along with it, my lists. You see going on a family vacation a mere three hours away from home means you drive there, which in turn means I can pack a car full of stuff should I choose to, and believe you me, I do.
Since I will be actually rendezvous-ing with my family tomorrow, it also means I had a long weekend at home to create and accomplish a bazillion lists, including what the hell to do with my most recent CSA share. Obviously, I’ll just bring it on vacation with me. Far be it from me to let a little thing like international travel stop me from getting jiggy with my veggies.
(This is true. The number one item on my daily list of things to do is “AM Coffee,” which translated to drink a cup of coffee. I always cross this one off right away).
Since I am self-diagnosed ADD, my lists are numerous and often on-going. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve thought of a list item, only to forget it a mere 6.7 seconds later because I got distracted by something special or sometimes even nothing at all. It happens more often than I care to admit, except I kind of just did.
Side note: there is a direct correlation between my self-diagnosed ADD and my involvement with social media. The more I immerse myself in Instagram, Facebook, the twitchier I become.
Friday, my first official vacation day and the same day my vacation lists began, is a perfect example of that. I was a hot mess. My little pea brain could not or would not focus for more than 2.6 seconds at a time, which is a third of their original time. I think goldfish have a longer attentions span. Needless to say, I was all over the place, and the song most prevalent in m mind was the Humpty Dance specifically this verse:
♫ “People say ya look like M.C. Hammer on crack, Humpty
That’s all right ’cause my body’s in motion
It’s supposed to look like a fit or a convulsion
Anyone can play this game
This is my dance, y’all, Humpty Hump’s my name
No two people will do it the same
Ya got it down when ya appear to be in pain
Humpin’, funkin’, jumpin’,
jig around, shakin’ ya rump,
and when the dude a chump pump points a finger like a stump
tell him step off, I’m doin’ the Hump.” ♫
There you have it; the inner workings of my mind.
I didn’t say it was always good, but I will tell you it’s mostly fun. Sometimes you gotta embrace your crazy, and sometimes you even dance to it.
Let the listing begin:
The rocking chair in this photo reminds me of the movie Psycho.
Clothes are a necessity when you vacation with family; or else it’d be really weird.
What?! People give me all sorts of notepads. It’d be a shame to let them go to waste.
Of course I had lists for foods to make and things to do prior to actually embarking on vacation. Just because you go on vacation doesn’t mean food prep stops. Please; this vegetarian’s gotta eat.
Now that I’ve shared my vacation planning, prepping, and packing lists, you might think I’m a little off my rocker, to which I would absolutely reply:
♫ “Step off, I’m doing the Hump.” ♫
Interested in participating in the Week In Review…good, you should be.
Here’s how it works:
- Your post should be about all the things you accomplished in the last seven days or so.
- Your post can be about food, social outings, workouts, home improvement projects, fun excursions, none of the above, or all of the above. The idea is to recognize all the things you accomplished in the past seven days. It’s an ode to yourself, a celebration of sorts, and a virtual pat on the back. Plus you get to write in list form, which rocks my socks. Although if you want to stick to prose go ahead; it’s your world.
- Add the Week in Review button to your post, link back to Clean Eats, Fast Feets and get your list on.
- Or you can be like me and make up own your rules. If you can justify it, I’ll accept it. How’s that for lenient?
Do you make lists to help you pack for vacation? What do your lists look like? Do you take your family vacation every year? Where do you go?
P.S. Since I am on vacation this week, I cannot say with any kind of certainty whether I’ll blog or not. I might pop in, I might do a CSA post or I might do nothing at all, except work on hydrating. I’m playing it by ear. You understand.