ok so I have made my lists checked them a dozen times ... and I think I know what all I need for this trip.
I need SHOES and SOCKS.... I wear berkinstocks year round with a side of crocs with white socks, when it is cold here.
I talked to one of my oldest chums from school and she said it might SNOW! just a little bit... GAH... I have seen south west Missouri snows, little bit usually does not equate in that.
I also need a pair of black hose to wear with my dress...and
some new black pants will be nice if I can find a pair that I like....
My neice is going to help me shoe shop today... and I am confident with her help I wont be too out of style LOL.
I need a new GPS since I am going a route I have only gone once before and it was from there to home so I am not as familure with it. Plus I have wanted a new one ever since Corys died... I ususally just use his but the thing you plug the power cord into on the garmin sunk into it and it wont work anymore so that is out.
I need lots of prayer and energy as this will be the 4 day whirlwind trip with two days of it spent on the road.
Need to clean out my van got a walker in it that belongs to my cousins father in law, been riding it around for a while LOL... got parts to the leaf blowers that I took to have worked on .... and two car seats that dont need to ride with me and I am sure assorted french fries and other food stuffs since I found some of Bradleys fries in the bottom of my purse last night when I cleaned it out .... hard to believe I clean it out weekly!
got to wash out my cooler and get ice... and bottled water cause I live on coffee and diet cokes when on the road (not really good.) maybe I should toss in a mountain dew or two LOL...
Its raining here... today, and I have Halo IF her mother ever gets her here... love how she makes it here at 720... NOT.
Its cold too... I decided it might be a good idea to shut the kitchen window when I heard the heat kick on... we keep our thermostat at 65 in the winter time.
did you read that keeping you house cooler will help with weight loss?? not too sure I believe that as I remain fat and sassy but then again I do love to cook and eat so... what do ya do?
My aunt was telling me of all the family feedings that are planned... this sounds bad but I am looking forward to them these people can COOK and they will have things that I cant get here... like gooseberries! *real gooseberries like I grew up on not the things people here think are gooseberries.*
My cousins are already on the road one heading in from California the other from Virginia... talk about east meets west... in the middle ...the last time all 5 cousins were together was when my uncle (their father ) passed away. They are much better at going to visit than I am, Jason is military and has more time off and Charisma well shes just closer to our aunt than I am ... which is cool. when we were kids every summer was spent at grandmas house no less than 2 weeks of it anyway. my uncle and his kids spent more time with my aunt and her kids( they live close to their mom and dad) and my other uncle growing up so it makes sense that they are closer to each other. Because of my mom I was excluded from alot of stuff... My Aunts (on both sides of the family) have told me that in recient years. they have apologised ... for letting that happen, but God is in control so It is all good.
I had thought I was going to stay at the motel that my dad and step mom are staying at but when he called me yesterday and told me how much their rooms are I decided I would rather sleep in the van... NO I am not sleeping in the van I am going to stay at TC's ... She and I were best friends in Highschool and then lost contact with each other for many years and since the advent of facebook we have reconnected and I am so happy about that.
Michael and I were talking last night about how families grow up and grow apart ... it is ment to be that way to some extent I do believe. Least wise that is how I read it in the bible... ephesians talks all about families and how they are ment to be.
My mother made me so mad wednesday... last night she called and it was like talking to a whole nother person... a much nicer more plesant one....I have wondered for years if she is bi- polar... dr's say no but dang it would sure explain alot.
geee I am a chatty cathy today and saying absolutely NOTHING... I guess just attempting to sort my little mind out ...well theres tons more flopping about in my head so.... will give you a break and say thanks for sticking with me so far and hope you have a wonderfilled weekend and I will be back sometime next week, with tons of pics and stories to tell I am sure... for those whos phone numbers I have ... dont be too surpised if you get a text or call... cause I do things like that when I need to. :)
love hugs and God bless you and keep you till we meet again!