Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hurry Up! (and Wait)

Seems I have been spinning my wheels all day getting hardly anywhere. I'm like Bella, just sitting and waiting. ( I have no idea what she spied this morning, but it sure did keep her attention for quite a while.)

This morning, I dropped my car off to have the oil changed and tires rotated. I sure have been putting the miles on it travelling back and forth to Riverside this summer. We heading out again tomorrow afternoon once the kid gets out of school and hightailing it straight down; so I've been a little anxious today trying to get everything in order before we leave. It's actually getting easier each trip with less things being carried down. And since we will only be there for a few days, I won't be taking as much as I normally do. It looks like Gustav is still heading west of us, but unfortunately, that puts New Orleans right in the wrath of him. Those poor people.

I got mom's meds all set up for Sherrie who will come in and stay with mom since the teenager is no longer here. I went to Costco and stocked up on all her goodies she likes to nibble on and lots and lots of juices that she loves. She was a little out of sorts this morning. I couldn't figure out if she just wanted the jacket that I had washed yesterday (and had yet to be dried) or she senses I'm leaving. She gets things stuck in her head and just won't let go. It's difficult when she can't communicate, so I just smile and let her do her thing. She already had her PJs on by the time I got back (rather late) with a hot dog from Costco's. It was barely 2 p.m.!

Since then, I have been waiting on a phone call from the stationery store to let me know the card stock that I need to finish the invitations has arrived. They told me it will be there today. It has to be there today. I have to finish them up tonight so Sherrie can get them when she comes tomorrow afternoon. I have 30 pictures to print then the hole punching and attaching of the ribbons. All this waiting is making me even more anxious! And even my computer seems to sense my anxiety as it's running really S-L-O-W. Wheels on the bus go round and round. I hate that little time thingy that says it's working--and that churning. Oh my.

And speaking of which, poor Beth's computer went caput and she lost everything on it! I can't even imagine. So, go back up people! As soon as I heard that, I turned my little backup drive on and let it roll. Poor Beth. She has had the worst year ever. Big hugs being sent her way.


Peggy said...

Have a wonderful weekend at Riverside. Relax and just enjoy yourself. everything will still be waiting for you when you return. I have yet found those fairies that take care of everything while I sleep. LOL

PEA said...

I'll have to show a picture of Bella to my mom so that she can see what her kitten Tiger will look like when he's older! lol They almost have the same markings!!

Glad you're able to get away to Riverside for the long weekend...I know how much you love it there:-) I can't even imagine how much you worry about your mom. I'm starting to find my mom very forgetful so I'm keeping an eye on her.

Hopefully you got the card stock in time to finish off the invitations!

I just came from Beth's blog and the poor dear, I can't believe the bad luck she's been having!! I told her I'm going to spend the weekend backing up my computer!

Take care of YOU!! xoxo

Artsy said...

Oh my gosh..Bella is so cute. Look at that pose and that wide-eyed expression. No wonder you adore do I. Kitties are the sweetest.


Off to see how I can help Beth!

Vallen said...

I so hope that Gustav loses steam before making land. There is only so much that area can take. Fingers crossed. Be safe.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I hope Gustav will lose of it's power before hits anybody...

Bella looks so adorable!



Jeanie said...

So glad you can get away for the holiday. Hope the weather holds for you.

And I love that photo of Bella, as you knew I would. They were all amazing and I liked how you staggered them, far, closer, closest!

Good luck with the invitations. You must be insane waiting for that one!

Pearl said...

Oh my goodness, Bella is just one gorgeous cat. Something certainly has her attention for sure.

Miss visiting you. I am trying to get back to blogging. It has been a difficult summer for me. Looking forward to fall.

Love to you and a hug for your mom.



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