Well, I’m sure as heck hoping this day goes by fast because tomorrow we leave for our annual camping trip and I for one can’t wait! It’s been somewhat of a challenging week where Hubby has been working all kinds of strange hours and I have been fighting a cold for almost two weeks now. Our next door neighbor’s teenage son has graciously agreed to watch the Smokester while we are away. I gave instructions that she would need to be held and cuddled for awhile. Can you tell I’m feeling some guilt leaving her? Luckily ferrets sleep a lot.
Each night we’ve done something to either prepare or clean for the trip. Tonight is grocery shopping night so I will be stocking up on all the proper provisions, including s’more fixings and lots of wine. Bizarre combination, I know, but when camping you do what you have to do. 😉 The turkey is defrosting in the fridge and I will also be making homemade cranberry sauce this evening to have with it Saturday night. Clothes are packed; shorts and t-shirts for the days, jeans and sweatshirt for the nice cool nights. And also polar fleece winter p.j.’s! Oh, can’t wait!
Please keep your fingers crossed that we get there okay. We were lucky last year and arrived without incident, but in past years that wasn’t always the case. Three Labor Day weekends ago I decided to give Hubby a break from driving and ended up rear-ending this poor lady on the freeway when traffic slowed to a crawl. Luckily she was okay and her pickup only received minor damage. On another trip during Memorial Day weekend, while I was driving again (of course) the truck started to overheat. It was rainy and foggy in the mountains and suddenly the truck started to overheat. Hubby was yelling for me to pull over but there really wasn’t a good place to do it. I tried to get over to the side of the road but the ground had turned to mud with the rain. Suddenly we found ourselves stuck in a ditch with mud covering up most of the tires. We had to wait 4 hours for a tow truck. Finally, Labor Day weekend two years ago, the truck broke down again. We were able to make it to the nearest town but the part we needed to fix the truck wasn’t available. SIL3 and her husband were kind enough to pick up the part and drive out a few hours to where we were. The truck was fixed and our trip was saved. So. . .this is why I say please keep your fingers crossed for us. 🙂 I will say that in all of these incidents we came across the kindest people who asked if we needed help or offered us a soda or snacks while we waited for help. Incredibly kind.
Work has been going well. We’ve been using the new contractors and I have also taken over a portion of the work which requires some creative writing. So far it’s been really fun placing this document together for clients. I have to do research on certain topics to include in the document and it has really been an enjoyable experience. The Instigator, as I’ve started to acknowledge this individual, started in on me last week over email. Rather than get upset I treated them with more niceness than was necessary and thanked them for their input. This seem to only antagonize The Instigator more but I wouldn’t give in. My need for peace at work far outweighs my need to be right. Funny enough I really haven’t heard much from this individual much this week.
Well, had the first Dunkin Donuts pumpkin (iced of course) coffee of the season this morning. Even though its going to be well over 100 today I can at least start anticipating cooler temps. I hope you all have something wonderful planned this weekend, even if you’re just staying in for some R & R, enjoy!