Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Travel Insomnia

I always have a hard time getting to sleep the night before a morning journey. I'm sure part of it is the fear of sleeping through the 4:30am alarm and missing a flight. That, and the weird things that go round and round in my head like "What am I forgetting?" or "Did I remember to put the black dress shoes in the (already zipped) suitcase?"

As of now, the larger bag is packed and sitting by the door, while the smaller one is waiting for the morning's last-minute items like the laptop and curling iron. I wanted to get the main suitcase finished early to make sure I could, indeed, stuff two weeks' worth of gear into a carry-on bag. British Airways allows two carry-ons, and thankfully, both of mine seem to comply with size and weight. I'm flying into Heathrow's notorious Terminal 5 and don't like the odds regarding lost luggage. So, yeah, I'm carrying my bags with me, thank you very much.

Anyway. Back to getting a little sleep tonight. I'm thinking a hot bath and a little G&T might lull me to Slumberland. After all, the alarm is set (for AM, not PM - I double-checked) and my bags are ready to go. All travel/hotel documents are in order. Yes, the passport's with the travel docs. I printed my boarding pass earlier today. But somehow, I'm not feeling sleepy. Probably won't until, oh, say, 3:30am. Aargh!

And now for that bath and gin. Hmmm. Did I remember to pack my underwear? . . .

6 comments:

jomoore said...

Wow! Good going on the luggage, Mary. I never even pretend I'm going to be able to do that.

Have a great flight and we'll see you on Friday.

Elsie said...

Travel safely.

chux said...

Friday?? As in tomorrow?? You over to visit jolly old Lundin ?(cockney - London)

If anyone wants to bring you over to the Pelican Pub in Weybridge at lunchtime i'll see you there!! I'm up for a day in my old neck of the woods!!

I'm serious, if you are around, a pint of your favourite nectar will be available to you. I can always choose for you if need be, but don't expect me to buy Pimms, Pernod, Schnapps or anything similar to that, as my manliness has an alergy to asking for these things :)

Hope it is/was a good flight?!

Liz said...

Ah, you'll be well on your way now, mary. Hope you're not too tired to enjoy your trip!

Anonymous said...

Chux - having dinner with the moores tomorrow evening in weybridge - can't make lunch. Can you met us for dinner? I think we're going for Chinese. Shame to be so close and not meet up!

chux said...

Sob Sob!! so near