Thursday, December 16, 2021

Getting Packed and Ready

 We are off for an early start tomorrow. We want to leave the house by 5am (yikes!) so we don't interrupt oldest son's morning work routine. It's a long old drive so if we get an early start we might make good time. Sometimes when we go we avoid Chicago as it is horrible driving there but it adds an extra hour onto our time. Hubby says we are going through Chicago tomorrow. Yikes. People drive so fast and there are lots of lanes. It makes me quite nervous even though I'm just in the passenger seat! 

I was busy most of the day running last minute errands and getting stuff together for our visit to daughter's. I must admit that I am feeling a little (lot) frazzled. I know things will go okay, but it's more the anticipation that is worse than anything. I am even clenching my jaw at night. I can feel myself doing it when I wake up and my jaw hurts. Perhaps being anxious is another reason for not sleeping. Sigh. 

Everything is packed (I think) and ready to go (I hope). I'm glad I made a list for things I needed to buy and stayed on track. I was almost tempted to go to the lakeshore for the waves as it was another windy day but I knew it would put me behind. I had gone at the weekend and got lots of photos so I decided (wisely) to keep on track. 

I did have a few minutes later in the afternoon to pop up into the craft room, make one card and take photos of a couple of others. 


  1. Very cute cards! Have a safe drive to your daughter's and back, Sharon. I hope the storms and tornado that touched down in Minnesota were nowhere near your daughter's home!

  2. Hope you have a lovely time. Safe journey x

  3. I hate driving and or riding in Chicago! It is too many lanes, all too fast! Only 1 time in my life did I ever do it and I actually pulled over on the side of the road and started crying....I was so scared, lost, turned around. I will NEVER drive in it again! Even as a passenger, I just close my eyes...I do that in St.Paul/Minn too....ahahaha. I just can't!


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