Well the suitcase is packed again! And as usual I have an overstuffed suitcase!! But…you just never know what you are going to need! My trip is getting really long and it is not quite what I wanted to do at this point but it is what makes sense so off I go! Chris and I are going to spend the day in Minneapolis and spend the night at some swanky hotel he found so we don’t have to get up before the crack of dawn to drop me off. That makes me happy. You know I need my beauty sleep!!! And I even get to drive his car!!!
So going to fly into Raleigh where my darling youngest son will escort me from the airport to apartment number 1. Spend the night there, cook a nice meal for he and all his buddies who have been so great to him this year helping him out with moving, apartments, getting things done for him while he was in Australia, etc. Also see his roommate, Thom, who became another son to us when they stayed with us in Australia. That will be fun… then off to Mooresville on Monday (let Aaron get on with the finals studying) and lunch with my Epworth pals. Staying in Race City, USA for a couple nights, spending time with my bestie Ann (that would be Original Ann, not Australian Anne or English Ann) and time with other friends also. Then back to Raleigh on Wednesday to help Aaron move into apartment number 2 on Thursday and Friday. What that will entail will be using my “over 23ness” to rent a truck to move them and all their worldly possessions, cleaning, situating , etc. It should be fun and I am happy to be able to do that. I got to help Micah with one move and now I get to help Aaron!! Yippee.
Then Saturday it is off to the metroplis of Freeport, Ohio to go with my sister and mom to some Mother/DAughter/Sister thingy at one of her 3 churches and hang out with my sissy for as long as she and Carl can stand me. Actually I am hoping to be able to actually be of some help to her since she broke her ankle 2 weeks ago and is moving in June and has to get some stuff done!!! Then off to Sebring, Ohio to see my mama for a bit and covort with the retirees at Copeland Oaks. Then off to Lima to see Chris’ dad, brother and sister and family and let us not forget my kitties!!! Buddy and Holly turn 2 on May 7th and I have missed half of their lives!!!! But they are being well taken care of and one of these days I will take them back!!!
Chris will come on Memorial Day weekend and then we will drive my car back together—the whole reason for this trip was to get my car but there is a lot going on in the middle!!! But it is all good—I miss everyone a lot and it will be great to see them all! I am excited but sad to leave Chris for that long and also there is much to be done on the house here but I guess it will wait till I get back!
So there is my itinerary for anyone who cares!!! One parting thought—-my fortune cookie last night said ” A short stranger will appear in your life soon and bring you many blessings”. So I am waiting…..