I'm ready to go. I'm standing here, thinkin' they might explode! Never been accused of being a light traveler. I'm one who always throws in one more pair of jeans or one more t-shirt. Never have too many t-shirts. Had to sit on the suitcase to close it. Figure I won't have to open it until I arrive. To be fair, I am sharing the same suitcase with two little girls. Baby Abe woke me up this morning, crying. He thought I had already left. Broke my heart. He seems over it. I don't know that I am. That's the hard part- all the fun people I'm leaving behind. My DH is pretending like I'm not going. Now, the big boys are planning a horror movie fest. (I hate those things- keep me up at night. Well, I figure they can go for it, but no pity from me when the younger of the boys are up and worried at night.) I guess it'll be lots of pizza and sandwiches and cereal for them. Although Daniel can bake a great cake and Joe's very handy with the brownies. I won't worry. Ok, I'll worry, but they'll be fine.
I finished all the handwork. whew. Bindings are bound and labels are affixed. Dresses are buttoned. I have the sewing machine packed up. Sarah emailed me to remind me not to forget it. Apparently she nearly had. Then I get an email requesting that I bring my cutting mat and ruler- 'cause she was planning on bringing hers, but she forgot. I'm beginning to see why Sarah needs a plan. I already had my cutting board packed. I'll have to explain to Sarah the concept of a list when I get to Tennessee. You don't get to be a mom to 8 kids without learning to organize and never, ever, trusting your brain to be able to function like a normal person- information goes in, but it is seldom there for more than a flash and hidden under a pile of useles rubbish in no time. Kinda like my camera software. So... I'm finishing the few things that need to be done- like painting my toe nails, and plucking my eyebrows. oh, Sarah, calm down. I'll be there, but the whole experience is gonna need a little fine tuning if I'm going to get out of here without blubbering like a big baby!