Not much time to write tonight. I'm busy trying to get some packing done for vacation. We leave on Wednesday and I spent the day doing laundry, finishing some orders and beginning to make the Easter candy I'll be taking with us to deliver personally. That latter item was the big time-consumer today.
We didn't allow a lot of advance planning time for this trip. We try to do this cross-country drive to visit the in-laws twice a year - once after the Spring thaw and then, again, just before the Fall snows begin. (Twenty hours of driving can grow very long when the weather is rough.) My mother-in-law has been in very poor health for several years now and has been in and out of the hospital several times since New Year's. She's had several falls in the last few weeks so we felt the urge to get out there soon. Less than two weeks ago, we laid out the plan and began making the appropriate arrangements.
Packing this time of year is difficult. It is forecast to be fairly chilly as we leave home but by the time we return in ten days, it may have warmed up tremendously. For this reason, I'm packing both heavy and medium weight clothes. We also pack a fair amount of East Coast goodies they can't buy in the Midwest. That involves making lists and running around gathering those items. I always make gifts to take to the little children and the Spring trip always involves a box of my home-made Easter candy. Two weeks isn't a lot of time to put all this together!
I plan for this rush to be over by mid-day tomorrow to allow me time to write a few blog posts and some other things I want to accomplish here on the home front before leaving. So, I promise something of more interest tomorrow.
In the, meantime, I hope y'all take the time to go out there and be creative!