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03 August 2005 @ 10:34 pm
My poor travel-stressed Hubby...  
Mark was just up here a minute ago staring vapidly into his suitcase muttering, "Shirts, shoes, socks..." to himself... ;) He always gets this way before a trip - which only proves how different we really are. ;) My theory is - if I forget to pack something, that's a good excuse to go shopping! ;) For him, it's all about fearing the unknown. Mark has a thing about liking to know exactly how things turn out before he's fully comfortable in any situation. Gotta love our yin/yang relationship - it must be why we get along so well together - we must even each other out in some strange way. :D

So Mark is leaving for Vegas tomorrow with his family - and though I'll miss him, I know that he'll have a great time. :) Apparently, he's sharing a room with his sister (who's two years younger and unmarried). He jokingly told me that if ANYONE during the course of the trip referred to her as his wife he'd be completely offended! ;) I'm really going to miss him a lot!

In some wonderful website news, I just heard from Bets who happened to see the site I created for her last week and sent over a VERY sweet email. :) I was a little worried when I saw her email sitting in my inbox - the site isn't completely finished and I was so worried about what she'd think about it (I always worry when the subjects of my sites view it for the first time...) Thankfully she was SO gracious and VERY sweet. She's wonderful! :)

I'm off to spend some time with my hubby who's probably downstairs, as I type this, staring out into space muttering to himself the contents of his suitcase again... ;) Hope you all have a nice evening. :) *HUGS*
 
 
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ex_angeldove677 on August 4th, 2005 08:44 am (UTC)
Ah, the opposite attracts!

And that's why the two of you completes each other. I'm the same way like you. IF I forgot some things during my trip, it is a good reason to go shopping. However, since hubby is always very conservative w/ money. Many times he makes me cringe and uptight. LOL!!! So yeah, that's the way it goes...
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on August 5th, 2005 09:10 am (UTC)
We're definitely opposites alright! :D Sometimes I think that's what makes our relationship work. We even each other out. When he's upstight, I'm calm - but when I get riled up about something, he's there to calm me down. Works out quite well. :D
Care: it's just mecareleswhisper on August 4th, 2005 08:58 am (UTC)
I hope Mark has a nice trip. :) I'm a mixture of both of you when it comes to traveling lol. I'm not as uptight, but I do like to know that I have the things I need. If not, I'll look for a Wal-Mart or something when I get to my destination. :P

I'm glad Bets liked the site! :) I knew she would.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 5th, 2005 09:12 am (UTC)
I don't know what I'd do without that Target in Burbank. It's the first place I hit for all the things I forgot to pack for my trips. :)
ex_angeldove677 on August 5th, 2005 09:13 am (UTC)
OMGE, you and Laura look so much alike. It is uncanny!! For a while there, I thought you were Laura...and I said, "What? Did she create a NEW LJ?" hahaha!!!! Good thing you explained that in your user info. Or, I would have thought that Laura had 2 diff. journals!!!
ex_angeldove677 on August 5th, 2005 09:14 am (UTC)
typo error
OMGE = means "OMG"
Mrs Beanshuman_beans on August 4th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
I used to be similar to Mark when I'd pack. I was so afraid I'd forget something until once years ago the person I was traveling with said, "I know where they make more and we can go buy [some/it/missing item]". Now I just remind myself of that & I don't stress as much.

Once early in our married travels I didn't want to appear to be the nag so I didn't say, "don't forget socks & underwear". Well guess what? Fredster forgot exactly those two things. But we knew where there was a store that made more. ;)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 5th, 2005 09:17 am (UTC)
Haha! I love your Fredster story! :) I do hope that he feels better and you both can go on your trip! :(

And I think there was only one instance where I got really stressed because I'd forgotten to pack something... If was a couple of years ago and I'd forgotten the tickets for the shows were seeing! :( Boy was I thankful that we were early to the airport that day and even more thankful that my in-laws (who were taking us to the airport) were understanding. :)
kenna_clairkenna_clair on August 4th, 2005 12:49 pm (UTC)
Mark sounds just like my husband! I hope he has a wonderful time - it's a shame you can't go and I'm sure it'll be hard to be apart for so long but what a great reunion it'll be!
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on August 5th, 2005 09:18 am (UTC)
I wish I could go with him, but alas work has continually been kicking me in the butt lately. :(

How have you been? I've missed reading your updates!
Blanche: beeblanche on August 4th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
Hope he has a good trip!
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on August 5th, 2005 09:19 am (UTC)
Awwww - thanks so much! :) He just called not too long ago and he's having a great time! :D
ajayne on August 4th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
Joe is like that too, in that he likes to know the outcome before he even enters into a situation. As for packing, he asks me how much he needs to bring... I am the queen of overpacking. He thinks for a week's trip he needs 3 shirts, two pants, three pairs of socks and 7 boxer shorts. (I always bring more undies than necessary, not that I have ever needed the spares, but it's nice to know I have them if I ever do, ya know?) I usually end up helping him pack.

I hope Mark has a wonderful time in Vegas with his family.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 5th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
Oh I have a HUGE problem with over-packing too! Lately, I've been trying to be better about it, though - but I still probably pack way too much! :)

And I can't get over how similar Mark & Joe are! :) They seem like they'd get along really well! :D
ajayne on August 5th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC)
I think they would really get along well. They seem to be so much alike. :D
karmastyx: Eeyore by peaces_iconskarmastyx on August 4th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
I hope has a nice time in vegas. He'll need the relaxtion after stressing so much.

I'm glad Bets liked the site. :)
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on August 5th, 2005 09:23 am (UTC)
Haha! Very true about the relaxation! :) Though his travel stress never really ends until he's at the airport waiting for his flight home... He's an interesting one to travel with. ;) He and I are like night and day! :D
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on August 4th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC)
Hope Mark will have a wonderful time in Vegas. :)

I've been similar like Mark. I even was used to make a list (3 pullovers, 2 pair of trousers... :) but that changed some time. I'm much more relaxed now when I've to pack a suitcase.

I'm happy that Bets liked your site. :)

Please take care, Sheri. Big *hugs* to you
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 5th, 2005 09:26 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks Sabine! :D He just called me not too long ago and he's having a great time. :D

Mark makes packing lists too! In fact, I found his list upstairs after he left- I don't think that I've ever seen him pack for a trip without one. ;)

Hope you're having a nice week, Sabine. Big *HUGS* to you! :D