I’m travelling tomorrow, so I won’t be writing then. I’m only going across the water to the mainland: no hours of driving downstate after my twenty-minute airplane ride across Lake Michigan. In fact, I won’t have access to a car when I get there. My friend, Linda, is going to meet me at the airport – she’s the one with the long drive from her home on the east side of the state – so that we can enjoy a short visit over the holiday.
Still, any travel takes planning and preparation. Today, after working all day, my evening is filled with a long list of “to-do”s. I have to measure food into labelled zip-lock bags – in meal-sized portions – for both dogs. I have dishes to do and laundry to fold. I have to finish some gift-wrapping; I still have to pack. Most importantly, I have to set aside time to give each dog some extra attention, because tomorrow they go to the kennel.
Tomorrow is busy, too, right up until I step foot on the mainland. I have to load the car, then drop the dogs off before 9:30. Then, I open the hardware for any last-minute shoppers. If the weather turns lousy, I may have to get on an earlier flight. Having, at other times, spent long hours at the airport, several days in a row, waiting for a fog to lift or a weather system to ease, I’ll be nervous until the plane gets in the air! Once I’m there, I’m sure I’ll have a jolly time!
With these few moments snatched from all I should be doing, I wish the very best of the season to all of you. Blessed Holiday! Happy Christmas! Peace! Joy! Love! Merry…Merry…Merry!