Tomorrow morning I leave for a long drive to Michigan, but the miles are worth it. I’m going to see my mother and help celebrate her 90th Birthday.
There was a time many years ago when we weren’t sure she would make it to 70, let alone 90, but thankfully she is still with us, and still in relatively good health.
I’m really looking forward to this trip. It will be nice to kick back and relax, and if the weather is nice we can take our sketchpads out on the deck overlooking the river at my sister’s house. That is one of the things we enjoy a lot, and the first thing I packed was the bag with my art supplies.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we can sit inside and knit. That is another thing we share in common. We like to do all kinds of hand crafts, although Mother is much better at it than I am. 🙂
But the most important thing will be just being there. Talking, looking at pictures. Talking some more. Visiting with my sister and all her family.
I thought about bringing my laptop computer and keeping up with e-mail and maybe doing some work, but as this day has progressed, I’ve thought less about that and more about how nice it will be to have 10 days away from all that and just immersed in family.
So that is what I am going to do. I will disappear from the blogosphere and the Internet for about ten days. Will the earth stand still because of my absence?
Ha! I don’t think so.
But thanks to a function with Blogger that allows us to schedule blogs, I have a few posts ready for certain days so readers still have something fresh now and then.