Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Scattered thoughts

These last few days of trying to get everything ready to go to MN have really done a number on me. I've had Lexy in the outside kennel part of the last two days. My brother and nephew fixed up to Hopefully hold her in and every little while I've had to get up and go to the other room to peek at her and make sure she was still there. Several times when I looked, she was inspecting the fencing and looked like her little brain was on overdrive thinking on ways to escape. Another time she was mangling the inner layer of chicken wire just to reach through and pull a weed inside, from the looks of it. Had she gotten through both layers of wire, she'd have been tickled pink, I'm sure, but I don't think that was her aim. That weed and it's thick stalk just looked good to her, I guess, so she worked it through the fence.

All this extra time on my feet is just plain painful. It's only a little after 9pm as I write this and I'm exhausted and my foot is on fire. I don't want to get up even to go to bed, but I don't really want to go to bed yet anyway. If I go this early, I'll be awake extra early.... I guess that wouldn't be such a bad thing, since I have stuff to get ready yet and I'll most likely end up getting up earlier during the reunion. It's too early to go to bed yet though and there is so much I feel like I still should be doing tonight...... IF I start feeling better, which might be a big if. I do have just the finishing on an afghan to get done though and that I do sitting right here. Maybe I'll finish it before I go yet. I thought about asking some of the ones coming from out west to bring Tillamook cheese and Orowheat bread along with them. I miss both of those here where I can't get them. I didn't ask though. I'm sure they've all been extremely busy preparing to go and that would be more hassle.

Anyway, 2 more days and we leave!! Hard to believe it's already here and before I know it, it'll all be over and done with. I pray we all get there and back safely, especially since most are driving! Three vehicles coming from WA (I think) and 2 from here in SC. The one sister who still lives in MN will be loaded up with company at her house on the coming and going ends of this reunion.

Oh, Hallelujah! Not sure if that's spelled right, but it works. My best neighborhood choice of pet-sitter is free all next week while I'll be gone! I'm almost afraid to believe it. I was really worried when I thought he had to be gone to band camp, or something like that for 12 hours a day! I thought I was going to have to try arrange shifts with several kids involved and that did not sound good to me! One kid doing it all is less likely to forget, or think someone else has the next duty covered. I know that God is always on time and this last minute answers stuff is for my good, I'm sure, but whew! I have been fighting with worry and Panic for days now! That's probably exactly why I had to wait for a last minute answer... but still.. lol Thank God for His mercy!