But boy, was I glad to crawl into bed (which I'm still in since it's only 6 a.m. as I write this, and I don't want to wake everyone else up). I'd only gotten four hours sleep the night before, and had been going, going, going all day long.
I started out Friday by getting together with some of my friends for a morning of crafty fun. I finished sewing the blocks together for the baby quilt! I still have to choose fabric for the borders and then add those, but the hard part is done. Whew! All that hard work was assuaged by the delectable goodies different women brought to the gathering :)
Then it was back home to pack, clean, pack some more, clean some more, load the car and finish cleaning. I should tell you that the house was a DISASTER! While trying to get Ivan ready to leave for Wisconsin on Thursday, I had opened ALL our suitcases and strewn stuff all around, looking for a small item (which turned out to be in the dresser, after all that).
But it was fine that stuff was everywhere, because I needed to go through it all anyway. There's a possibility that a family heading to Uruguay might be able to take a few boxes for us in their container, so I sorted through all our
Are you wondering what we can live without for the next 8 months? No? Well, I'm going to tell you anyway. Books, fabric, bedding, and winter clothes. And should I get word that they have room, I'm going to grab 3 dozen pint-sized canning jars to add to the mix. I picked up a couple of those storage bags where you vacuum out the air, shrinking the size of the package by about half. I put all the fabric and some bedding in one, and the remainder of the bedding and clothes in the other. I'm a big fan of those bags and have used them often in the past.
Not sure what all we'll be doing this weekend, but I don't care. I just enjoy hanging with my daughter and her husband. They're fun and cute and they feed me well.
And I know Ivan's having fun, 'cause he's sent a few photos already. He's attending not one, but TWO air shows: a smaller show in Broadhead, Wisconsin, and then the big EAA fly-in in Oshgosh. It's been over 20 years since the last time he went, and he's pretty excited. Later in the week his brother will be joining him, and he's looking forward to more time with him too.
So as much as I miss him, I know it's going to be a good week for both of us.