Miss Caylee--always on duty.
This will be my last blog post for a few days...we are leaving on our most excellent adventure first thing in the morning. We are packed, the arrangements and list of things to do to care for the critters is in place. I have printed out the directions to the Mallard Resort at Chippewa Falls, I have gassed up and oil changed the car. I have gathered up the funds we'll need, the food we'll need, the food we don't really need but will have anyway-(Brownies)- The trail mix is made. 2 gallon water jugs are in the freezer, and will be our freezing component on the way down and drinking water while we're there. The laundry is all done up and the suitcases are packed. The books are packed (I can't travel without books--can you ??) . I will be without a computer for 4.5 days. It will be heavenly, lol.
We are waiting to see if the promised storms are coming, but it doesn't look like we're getting any of it. We could use a little rain...it was 97 here today. It's been in the 90's 3 days in a row. If none comes, we'll water before we leave. I cleaned house today, and we cleaned and filled the chicken coop and the birds cage and the cats and the dogs. And so I think we're all ready.
Today the Irishman and I celebrate 21 years together. It's been a beautiful journey, not without it's hardships, and certainly not without it's miracles and joy as well. I feel blessed. I also celebrated 23 years sober and clean today. Another milestone. And the former wouldn't have been possible without the latter.
We worked around here and got a lot done in spite of the 97 degree heat. It was horrid. You could barely breathe out there. Tonight we went to a newer rather upscale Indian restaurant for supper. The food was splendid, the service was impeccable and we had a great time. We came home to get the suitcases packed..and now the dogs are REALLY suspicious. They know something's up...and they don't like it. Miss Caylee is following me around room to room, not letting me out of her sight. The other 2 dogs are flanking the Irishman or sleeping in here on my feet. They're not used to one of us not being here and I'm a little worried. I'm sure they'll be fine...but will I ?? lol
I'm tired and it's an early one tomorrow. I went down for my knee injection this morning early and have been up since 6 AM. That wouldn't be any big deal, but I haven't been sleeping well. Oh well. Hopefully I'll get in there and get some shut eye tonight.
I hope everyone has a grand time while I'm away. Don't work too hard. Don't forget to be kind.