Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Temporarily Unavailable...

I'm heading home in about 20 minutes and will hopefully be on the road for NB by about 5:30pm.
Some points about the drama that is "Me getting ready to go home."
  • I haven't packed.
  • Andrew hasn't packed.
  • I'm hungry and a little cranky right now.
  • I have to work in Moncton on the weekend. This is adding extra stress - I'll be away from my yarn for 4 nights. (Andrew will be home tomorrow night - he'll have to keep it company)
  • I will panic about what I'm taking with me and will undoubtedly worry that I've forgotten something.
  • I will forget something.
  • We will have to go back for that thing I forgot.
  • Andrew will sigh and roll his eyes but he'll turn the car around.
  • While I'm in the house, I'll remember something else I forgot (that will be my sunglasses).
  • I will have brought too much stuff with me.
  • Andrew is exhausted, so I hope he'll let me drive...
  • He'll insist that he is fine. I'll protest. A small black cloud will form in the car (that would be me). When we stop for gas, he'll let me drive.
  • I already feel like I need a coffee...
  • No, I need a Cafe Mocha from Starbucks.

We have to stop at Tangled Skeins to drop off some stitch markers. I spent my packing time last night making them because I was in avoidance mode... and I was doing laundry.

I'm worried about seeing my grandfather - I know he is more frail than when I saw him last, but I don't want to upset him by being emotional. I made this kind of trip several years ago when the lady who took care of me when I was little was in the hospital (she was my other mother - her name was Bessie, but I called her Bebe). I didn't know it then, but it would be the last time I saw her. She died about a week later.
I don't know if this will be the last time I see Gramps. I hope not. But we don't always get what we want or what we hope for, do we?
See you next week.


  1. I'm sure you will make the most of your visit. Take care of yourself.

  2. Oh man, you sound just like me! I am terrible with packing- packing sucks. Why is leaving for a trip always so stressful? And why do I pack so much crap?!

    Anyway, I hope you spend some good quality time with your Gramps...

  3. Four days away from yarn is a lot. I think you need to pack at least three projects, and plan on visiting a yarn shop if at all possible. These steps will help to ease the pain.

    Have a good trip and all the best with your Gramps.