(musings on packing lightly for short trips).
So anyway, my grandmother is not doing well, healthwise. In fact, she’s had a stroke and is unresponsive, so we are at the making tenative plans stage.
I haven’t decided yet whether I need new clothes for a funeral.
Nor have I any idea how long I would be visiting my grandmother.
But, assuming she dies soon, I would most likely wear my favorite sneakers, pack my favorite sandals, perhaps my “vacation shoes” (fake Crocs purchased earlier this summer while on vacation), and a pair of dress shoes suitable for a funeral.
Earlier this summer I took a trip where I left Friday, came home Monday, wearing favorite sneakers, having packed the vacation shoes, favorite sandals, and dress shoes suitable for a job interview.
And when I visited my grandmother for a trip from Thursday to Tuesday, earlier this summer, I wore the favorie sneakers, packed the favorite sandals, and probably a pair of walking shoes. That was the trip on which I acquired the vacation shoes, and so came home with one more pair of shoes than I left with.
And so, I tell you, when I try to pack lightly, this task is complicated by the number of shoes I feel desirable to take with me. How about you? Ever had this problem?