Monday, June 26, 2006

All my bags are packed...

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!

4 comments:

Darcie said...

I cannot wait to hear all about your girls' retreat! Will you be able to blog from there...together? That would be great! Pictures speak louder than words.... ;-)

Elizabeth said...

What I can't figure out is how you guys EVER get anything done with all this blogging!

love, Grams

Dawn said...

Oh you will have so much fun! But your story about poor baby Abe would make me sad too. But you know what - you'll both survive, but have a wonderful memory of it! Have fun!

Judy said...

Is that a Featherweight in that black case?? I'm about to get me one and I'm excited!

Glad you are getting to have such a nice girls retreat!! Hope you have a fabulous time!