These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Same Ol' Whine, Second Verse, Could Get Better. But It's Gonna Get Worse

Are you old enough to know the significant of the above paraphrase? :-))

It is real. I'm going to leave in (OHMIGAWDDOYOUBELIEVE IT?????) less than 5 days. I'm exhausted. Physically I'm on my last leg. Emotionally, I'm kaput. I do better when there is someone here with me, but that is rare. Tonight . . . . I'm pretty much toast.

Bless Scottie's heart. He was here all day, and he took on the biggest of the remaining tasks. Not only did he take it on, but he made it bigger than originally planned, but he is doing it RIGHT. What would I have done without him? I'm telling you that Scottie has shouldered task after task after task without a question. I owe him a huge debt, and while I've done a few things to repay him, I'm sure it isn't enough. He is such a treasure. Thank you, Scottie, for being a substitute son, a friend of the first order and, most of all, for being who you are. I can't imagine where I would be right now without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'm almost finished packing up the kitchen. That means I'm eating out of a box, a can, an order-out window or from a restaurant booth for the next 4 days. Tonight I warmed some things from the fridge, cooked a piece of meat with a plastic fork in the one 8" skillet I kept out. Interesting meal! I'm dining out several nights this week, and I'll order in pizza for the "packing crew" on Thursday, then leave Friday morning.

Is everything ready to go? NO!!! I'm still trying to figure out how to get the last few items into the already packed storage unit. It is insane!! WHY DO I HAVE THIS MUCH STUFF??? Question of the century, and I don't know the answer. Well, I do, but the answer is very long and complex, and that's for another post.

People, I’m still running on autopilot, and I’m weary, weary, weary. I’ll post as I can over the next few days, but I don’t know how regular it will be. I leave on Friday, and I’ll be out of touch for about a week.

Wish me lots of luck. I really, really need it!!


  1. Wishing you lots of luck, restful nights and smooth travel.

  2. I think your balloon countdown says it all. It reminds me of 'I'll fly Away. Enjoy Ruidoso, -there's peace in them there mountains.- Much better than gold.

  3. I wish you lots of luck indeed....ans when you are ready to go just utter that classic phrase, "Beam me up Scottie!"

  4. Good luck with getting everything done! And good travels to you!

  5. You know I wish you luck,peace,happiness and blessing after blessing after blessing. Safe journey on Friday

  6. Godspeed...I'll be sending good thoughts your way.

  7. I'm waiting for friends to pick me up for dinner, so I'll answer a few comments. Boy, it has been some day. Maybe I'll post after dinner. We'll see.

    ragged - Thank you so much.

    st - I'm looking forward to the peace. I love that area, and I'm even thinking a little about considering looking there. We will see!

    seven - Thank you for the wishes. Great line! I'll use it! Stay tuned for the song I'm going to be playing when I drive away! I'll post about it when I can.

    cheryl - Welcome! and thanks for the luck. I can't wait to hit the road.

    patti - Yes, dear, I know you do, and I think you sincerely. Just think of the adventures I'll have to blog about in a few days!

    johannah - Thank you and keep the good thoughts flowing.

  8. Good luck..I'll be thinking about you! :)

  9. When you are sitting in NM looking out at the beautiful desert and mountains all this hard work and frustration will be worth it.

  10. jen - Thanks, and I'll be back to "normal" soon.

    caroline - Ohhhh. I surely hope so! Thank you for the encouragement.

  11. Good Luck Good Luck Good Luck. May the luck o' the Irish be with ya (said in Irish accent). And may the force be with you (said in Obi-Wan Kanobi voice). And may the wind be always at your heels. Peace be with you on the packing eve of your journey.

  12. ilias - Me Irish grrranmuther would be thankin' ya fer tha blessin'. And by the time I do seven's "Beam me up, Scottie," your "May the force be with you," and let the wind grab my heels, I will be in NM!! Thank you so much for the bucket of blessings! I'm so tired, and I can't wait for it to be over. The ticker says 3 days, but today is nearly over. Thank goodness!!

    Could I be any more fortunate with blogger friends? No way!!

    My love to all of you who have graced me with your good wishes.

  13. While these words may sound vaguely familar, as I was reading your post I thought of them and you:

    I hope each road leads you where you want to go.

    I hope your dreams stay big and your worries are small.

    I hope you never look back but you never forget.

    I hope you make all the choices that feel right, weather or not they turn out to be right.

    I hope that you will always have someone to take care of you, and someone for which to take care.

    My wish for you is that all your dreams come true.

    I hope you get settled quickly and post us some of your amazing photographs of your new home! And what will I do for a week without you. Lucky for me we will be on the beach while you are traveling.

  14. old lady - Thank you for all the well-wishes. It seems like I've been doing this my whole life, because I'm so tired I can't think long enough to remember a happier time. But I will start healing soon, and I'm sure I'll be back to normal before long. I'm going to miss you and the rest of my blog family, too. I hope you enjoy the beach and come back refreshed.


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!