You Can’t Take It With You
It’s time for my husband and I to go on a little vacation.
Everyone looks forward to vacation. Everyone but us.
My husband and I are not good travelers.
We hate leaving our precious things.
My husband hates to leave his garden.
And his kitties:
But we do need to get away for a bit. We always have a nice time and enjoy a change of scenery.
So I convinced my husband to take a mini-vacation. Just two days – only one night away from home.
We’ll go to Newport, Rhode Island. We love walking around that quaint but ritzy town, watching the boats in the harbor, sailing our kite in the sea breeze. Then of course there’s our favorite French restaurant. We’ll stay in a pretty Bed & Breakfast, and then we’ll spend the next day at the beach.
The kitties will be safe with a good friend who will spend the night.
The tomatoes will somehow muddle through without my husband’s loving touch.
So the only worry is for MY precious stuff.
I, too, hate to leave my precious things.
I realize I don’t need all of this stuff, and I don’t use more than 20% on a daily basis. (Okay, maybe 3%)
I can’t possibly know what makeup mood I will be in. Perhaps it will be a sunshiny day, and I will want a nice bronzer. Or the romantic lighting in the French restaurant may call for some Brigitte Bardot eyeliner. And what would happen if I pack the taupey-pink lipstick, when I really wanted the pinky-taupe lipstick?
And then there’s all my hair product. I need root lifter and volumizer and shine enhancer and a touch of super-light super-strong gel. Or maybe hairspray, depending on the weather.
See – the problem is that I never know EXACTLY what I may want to use. Even if I pack a volumizer – What if it isn’t the right one? Maybe I want the volumizer in the blue can. Or the one in the purple bottle. Or the white pump.
You may be thinking...’Wait a sec. They’re volumizers. Don’t they all do exactly the same thing?’
WHAT’S YOUR POINT?