I made it to Broken Arrow. Gawd, what a long day! I'm so tired I can't pucker enough to spit, but I'm also keyed up and not ready to sleep. Sooo .... a post!
The last couple days have been crazy-making. It seems like everything attempted took me two or three or four times as long as it should. And when you're trying to get ready for a trip, that is disastrous. I didn't get on the road till two hours later than I planned, not good when there is a nearly eleven hour trip ahead!
I hated leaving the kids behind. My house/dog sitter is wonderful with them, but I just wanted to have them along. China and Ali knew I was leaving and they tried and tried to follow me out the door, making me feel so sad! And Max looked at me with big sad eyes with huge question marks in them. I was OK when I got a few miles down the road, but that driving off with little Sammy looking over the ends of the deck at me was heart-wrenching! I wonder if they wondered why Joey was going with me and not them.
My trip was uneventful. The normal, irritating construction here and there, but otherwise, all was fine. Joey traveled well, but the last three or four hours he was restless. I'm sure he was a tired of being cooped up as I was. I got to the rescue shelter pretty late (about 9:00), and Kim, the lady who runs it was already in bed. Her son and DIL came out to greet us with my little girl in their arms! She is a cutie!! She is petite and very friendly. Joey seemed overwhelmed and nervous. I'm not surprised. He may have been wondering why I was giving him away. The young couple greeted him and gave him hugs, and commented that he has put on muscle since he left there. Yeah! All that running and wrestling with his bros has helped him develop muscles! Since it was already dark I didn't try to take pictures of them. I'll have them ready for you on Monday night or Tuesday morning. I again hated leaving my baby behind. He looked scared, and I felt sad about it. I just don't feel right without my kids with me.
Not long before we got to Oklahoma City, the moon rose. I couldn't reach the camera and couldn't pull over because of construction, so you'll have to live with a word description. It was straight ahead of me most of the time, so I could watch the color show easily. At first it was a pale, translucent appearing pink, low on the Eastern horizon and huge. As it rose a little higher, it deepened to a warm, slightly dusty rose color! Wow, was it beautiful! Rising a little more, it began to be a coral color, neither orange nor pink, and it seemed to really glow. Finally, it began to turn to a pretty gold color before fading to a "normal moon color," the whitish color we are used to seeing. It was absolutely beautiful. BTW, the colors in the west where the sun was setting, we not spectacular at all!
OK, I'm wound-down now! I'm gonna get some sleep. I'll be back as soon as I have time!