But I can't help it.....we are 16 days away from our cruise and this morning I woke up STRESSING! First of all, I discovered my driver's license is missing....was almost late to work trying to figure out where it might be. Guess when I get home this evening I will tear the house apart.
Next, it seems like everyone at work has come down with something contagious and I am walking around with Lysol and anti bacterial hand soap, threating everyone to stay far, far away from me. My boss came in this morning scratching.....said she had poisen ivy! YIKES! Just what I don't need.
Tomorrow I have an appointment to get my contacts...however I am afraid they are going to tell me I need bifoculs instead, which I don't want to do. It is hell getting old...everything starts to fall apart...hahaha!
I think I need to lock myself in my bathroom tonight, run a hot bubble bath, put on some Carribean music and chill out. Sounds good!
i know that feeling, just stop take a deep breath and relax, go over your lists if that will make you calmer.
Bifocals are wonderful, they make such a clear difference, don't stress over that.
Bubble bath sounds good to me!!
Its not so much the fear of bifoculs, its the fear I won't be able to wear contacts anymore. Haven't got my hot bath yet, but I made an appointment to get my hair cut....getting it cut into a short, hassle-free do so I won't have to stress about that on the cruise, I can just wash and go! :-)
Locking yourself in the bathroom and taking that bath sounds like the best plan. Calm down, take a breath and let it happen. Reading these boards will give you a lot of great information but it can also give you a lot of paranoia. Don't make yourself sick before you get on the ship.
Just remember, VERY few people really get sick, miss the ship, get seasick, forget something that ruins their cruise, or has their toilet back up.
Have a wonderful time and I hope that license pops up.
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You know "Murphy's Law"? .....don't worry be happy!!!! Have a nice glass of wine every night until you go on this cruise. When and Where? I love cruising don't you....we went on a Thanksgiving cruise on Carnival last Nov....next Oct. we're taking our grown sons and going on the Princess Caribbean.....Can't wait....I need to lose a bunch of lbs and I'm stressing over that myself!!!!!!!!!!!
We leave May 2nd on the Sensation for the Western Carribean....Cozumel & Playa Del Carmen. Guess I am going to the driver's license place on Tuesday and just getting a replacement driver's license. Got my contacts today.....had a new optomotrist and he said no problem with contacts....I don't need bifoculs. Looks like my last eye doctor made an oops.....been wearing my new contacts all day and everything looks great! Got my hair done and it turned out great.....my father-in-law, who a few weeks ago was suffering from very poor health is back home and feeling 100% improved. I think I should just quit worrying! Look out sunshine and beaches, here I come!
Mix up some pina coladas and put on some Jimmy Buffet and relax! You are going on a cruise!! Oh yeah and have the BEST time ever.
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Hey to the person who posted about Bifocal contacts...........do you wear the hard gas permeable bifocal contacts? I was told that you could only get them in soft and I've worn hard gas permeables for years. Get a much better correction out of the hard lenses. Do you know the manufacturer of yours? Mine are Boston Lens and I would think surely they would make a bifocal............look forward to hearing from you
I know how you feel! I was up at 3:30 this morning making mental lists of things I wanted to remember to bring or get. I always do that when I'm worried or excited about something. By the way, with your driver's license, could you have left it at the bank? I've done that a couple of times when cashing checks. You'd think they'd call you, but I guess it happens so frequently that they don't bother.
It will be here before you know it, so take that bubble bath and relax. Poison ivy isn't contagious, so you don't need to worry about that and it sounds as though your bifocal and license problems are solved.
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I've been in the same place you are right now! We leave the 9th of May and last week I got such a BAD cold. My husband avoided me like I had some deadly germ. He was so afraid he'd get it about the time we were to leave. Here is my solution for beating the stress of pre-cruise:
I make a list of everything I want to take with me - so as I pack them, I can mark throught them on my list. Also on the list are things you need to do prior to leaving (cancel paper, hold mail, hair cut, buy needed items....) THEN
I pack anything that I can. Toiletries (we buy the travel size and keep them packed), film, an empty tote, our wine carrier.... THEN
I make a "frozen thingies" and discuss what I plan to do on the islands. THEN
I put on relaxing music, get in the bath and RELAX.
Add to the stress the whole thing in the news with the freak wave hitting the cruise ship! Yikes! My husband isn't a big fan of the ocean....he is doing this cruise cause he loves me and knows my heart is set on it. The first cruise we took, was the same year the movie Titanic came out!!! Now this happens with the Norwegian Dawn. He seems to have calmed down though (or he is hiding it very well).
Everything else is right with the world though.....found my driver's license!! Whoohoo. Everything is ready to be packed and I am now in the frame of mind...."if I forget something, oh well. I will do without or buy it somewhere along the way". No sense in worrying about VACATION...right? I am looking forward to frozen drinks and hot sandy beaches!! We leave for New Orleans in eleven days!