Daily Archives: December 10, 2019



I have about ten minutes to spare this morning. I spent the morning rushing around. I walked the dogs, finished packing my suitcase, and loaded it into the car along with a tote of Christmas gifts (that I was up wrapping until two in the morning!), and everything the dogs will need for two days at the kennel. I just dropped the dogs off. Time for one more cup of coffee before I head for the airport. Perhaps trying to write something worthwhile is not the best idea, but I’m going to make an attempt at it anyway.

I’m off to Frankenmuth, Michigan, to meet my daughters and their families for an early holiday gathering. Tomorrow is my daughter Kate’s birthday, too, so we’ll celebrate that as well. Frankenmuth will be the perfect setting, as it features Christmas all year ’round in its Bavarian-style shops and restaurants.

I’ve packed too much, I’m sure, for a short trip, but managed to fit it all into one small suitcase, so consider that a success. I have my reader loaded with two good books, plus a new audio book for the drive. I talked myself out of trying to fit the large book that is on my nightstand. Even though it’s really good. I will be fine without it. Surrounded by my children and grandchildren, I doubt I’ll be taking time to read at all!

Yesterday was stormy here, and the planes weren’t flying for at least part of the day. Then snow moved in overnight. By the time I went to bed, I was a nervous wreck imagining delays, bad road conditions and every other possibility to turn this jaunt into disaster. Today, the snow has stopped, the sky is clear, and the planes are flying on schedule. I have plenty of time to make it to my destination. All is well!