We are getting there! I feel quite proud that I've got all of my clothes in that one suitcase in the front except for a few things in that leather bag behind it. The other suitcase is Mr. Moon's.
I've packed my medications, our supplements, Ibuprofen, Benadryl, a little bit of jewelry, hair stuff, toothbrush, etc. I've got a bedside fan in a bag where my laptop, chargers, and pillows will also go.
Whither I go, there go my pillows, too.
Now. When it comes to kitchen stuff- oh god, y'all. I've got everything from olive oil and vinegar to a bag of all-purpose flour and one of cornmeal. Plus a ton of other stuff. Seriously. I'm ridiculous. We're taking a huge bag of unshelled field peas that Mr. Moon picked this morning. Also, a bag of green beans that I picked this morning. The hen house has fresh hay. Before I leave I need to water my plants, pack my books, and probably some for the kids. Also the puzzle I got them and a deck of kids' rummy cards.
And more and more and more. But my husband has reassured me that if we need to take a trailer to get it all there, we will take a trailer. He is very sweet. He's been plotting us out a route that will carry us on back roads through many cool places. As I may have mentioned before, I was born with absolutely no sense of direction and no navigational skills either so he is actually writing down directions on a legal pad. He knows me well.
I have written Mark about a dozen pages of instructions and I hope he can read my handwriting. I haven't written anything by hand in forever.
I am not freaking out but probably will be tomorrow. I don't want to feel pressured to leave at any specific time but I'd also like to get on the road before noon.
I will be posting some, I am sure, but if I feel like skipping a day here and there I will. Don't worry. I don't plan on dying.
Well, I better get in there and make our last supper in Lloyd for a week. I know that I am going to miss my home, my trees, my chickens, my cats (sort of), and my garden. But I know that it will be absolutely wonderful to step away for a week, enjoy time with my husband, my daughter Jessie, and her family. Glen and I are good travel companions when I'm not being an anxious mess and we laugh A LOT! We shall have adventures! See new things, drive on roads unknown to us, stop when we want, relive old memories, make new ones.
That's the plan, anyway.