I have WAY too much to do to be here. I’m one of those people who can’t leave home without having my whole universe in order. Since I normally procrastinate a far amount on things like insurance billing, case notes, and cleaning bird and pig cages there’s always a lot to get organized.
I don’t know why I feel compelled to clean every closet, re-write my will, set up trust funds for the kids and buy enough pet food and litter to last 14 years just to take a 7 day vacation, but I do. When I finally get on the plane I’m pretty frazzled and exhausted but Hawaii is a long way from here and we just got upgraded to first class (YES!) so I will truly relax and snooze and knit and have a free drink, thank you very much. And chuckle when they announce that, in the back, they are selling 3.00 snack boxes that have nine times your daily sodium allotment. (Kristen says it cuts down on people running to the bathroom; you just sit in your seat and swell up.) I’m bad in this gloating, I know it.
Anyway, today I need to clean the aviary and Millie, the guinea pig. I need to pack and that includes lining up reading material, planning my knitting projects and charging up the camera battery. Reassure the cats that the suitcase doesn’t mean End of Days. Go to church and lose this haughty "I get to go to Hawaii, nah, nah, nah, nah" attitude. I’m squeezing in an extra yoga class. Make a list for Chris and Juanita who will watch over things, unless Juanita has the baby. Then what? Hmm. I’ve scheduled new carpet for the office while I’m out of it and my new (better posture!) office chair is coming so I’m sort of hoping she holds off until I return. Yeesh! Me, me, me. Yak. I think I’ll go call my mother.
I like these Fall blooming anemones. They hang on until the very bitter end, enduring all but severe frost. They look like alien flowers with their little satellites rising up all around. And then I found this teeny tiny green insect hanging out on (eating) my orchid which took a year to get blooming but he’s kinda neat and seems to like it there; he’s been on the same flower for two days so I’ll leave him be.
Gene wanted to know if I would post from Maui. The answer is yes. That’s too good an opportunity to pass up. I’m thinking I could do an Athlete of the Day photo for you. There are some incredible men and women who run this triathlon. I’ll try to get an interview with the woman who runs the 60-65 category and wins it each year. She’s great. I’ll scout out the youngest runners, too. And the best looking. Sound good? And then there’s food and flowers and snorkeling. Also, this is the one and only time in the whole year when Rich will get predictably tipsy- at the 19th hole award party after playing golf. He loves this tournament because it’s both competitive and all in fun. Last year his team dubbed themselves "Moons Over Maui" and there’s a photo held by the tournament organizers that could be, um, compromising if it found it’s way into the wrong hands. So yes, I’ll post from Maui. Just think, I’ll be one of the first up in the morning!