Aaaaand…This Is How It Begins.

I did it. I “broke the seal”, so to speak.

I like to do many things, but planning and list-making are definitely up there at the top, that is, if I were to prioritize (by making a list, of course!) my most favorite activities. After all, I make lists for everything, and I sometimes put the most simple of tasks–non-listworthy ones, for sure–just so I can cross them off when I complete them. The act of striking through something or checking a box makes me insanely happy.

If I can combine list-making and planning for a trip?

WOW, Mama like.

And the results are usually pretty good. I planned my heart out for last year’s trip to Manhattan, and many of you read about that trip for nearly two weeks. (sorry.) I get a total rush out of the research, the scheduling, all of it. (And sometimes it doesn’t ALL go according to plan. There was that issue with the “Dumbo” ride, after all…)

Something else that makes me happy giddy? Foreigners and foreign countries, Germans and Germany most specifically.

So when I purchased plane tickets last week, to Munich for our summer vacation, I was pretty giddy about the possibilities.

And then? Today.

Oy vey. Just look what I went and did.

Yes, I bought the Lonely Planet book about Munich, Bavaria, and the Black Forest, so I we can begin planning our trip. I got a blank notebook and an archival pen out of the cabinet too, and it’s all ready to go.

I even, when showing Jim the book earlier, uttered these words:

“This book sorta makes me hot.”

Oh yes I did say that.
I’m a lost cause, seriously.

G-d help my family over the next few months as I go into vacation-planning mode. I hope I don’t annoy them too much. It’s not looking good, though: I can already tell that I’ll be annoying myself plenty.


©2010 Suburban Scrawl


  • Tom

    The black forest? Ausgeseichnet! I wanna go!! Before it's gone completely.

    Could you pick me up one of those nifty cuckoo clocks while you're there? 🙂

    Have fun and don't trinkt zu viel bier!

  • Dawn

    FUN! I'm right there with you when it comes to planning a trip. Love every second of it! Love it almost as much as taking the trip. 🙂

  • kat

    I can already tell that you and hubby will get along just great. He's into list-making big time 🙂 Can't wait to have you guys here.

  • Michelle

    On the plus side, you know that I TOTALLY get this, so when your family is ready to kill you, you can turn to me to spout about all the fun and cool things you're doing 🙂

  • WeaselMomma

    You are too funny!
    Maybe that book should have come wrapped in plastic with a Rated M for mature label and not to be sold to anyone under 18.

  • Otter Thomas

    I think I said this last summer, but I need to hire you to plan my next trip. You are good. Germany for me would include beer and sausage. Good stuff.

    I actually went to Hamburg for 2 days on business. All I had time for was beer and sausage so that worked out ok.