Well, it's 1:51 in the morning on Sunday as I wind down and blog a moment. Why not go straight to sleep? I'm the type of person that needs to read or write before bedtime or I just lay there wide awake. I am finally stopping at almost 2 am, trying to get everything done as we are leaving straight from church tomorrow.
Why go through all this? Well, first of all there's nothing worse than coming home to a messy house. Second, there will be people here. A housesitter to take care of things in our home including Jordan's bunny while we're gone and also a very good friend from the church (I could just kiss her feet right now) who is going to be at our home to finish up what yard work I did not finish. Now you KNOW you have a good friend if they are willing to weed for you. (smile) So, our house will not be unoccupied, thus one reason I did a lot of cleaning but also because I just want it that way.
We did about 10 loads of clothes and packed, and cleaned the house and car, and got Maddie ready to go to her sitter. She's a full time job if cared for properly so somebody else will be watching her. It was hard for me to say goodbye to her. I am so attached to her I can't imagine being away from her this long. I hugged her and kissed her a bazillion times before she left. And I put one of my favorite photos of her on the screen saver of my laptop.
In a few hours we'll pack the car and go to church and I'm going to preach a word I just can't wait to unleash that God put in my spirit! Get ready! I'll twitter from the road and blog about Sunday's service and our trip as I have opportunity, along with photos. Can't wait!
Amidst all the craziness of getting ready for vaca, I stopped for about 20 minutes last night and got in my swimsuit and went in our jacuzzi on our back patio and watched the fireworks over the lake. It was a beautiful sight and so relaxing. I needed that. Sitting out there I just thanked God for all His many blessings. He has been so good.