If you were here, you would hear me taking deep breaths constantly. That's my way of trying to JUST RELAX. My brain works overtime trying to remember everything. I try to fake it for Cooper's sake. The more I stress out, the more nervous HE gets.
I've been distracted from packing every morning by the fabulous sunrises ... but on THIS day, the clouds came down like a curtain and there were no bows on stage for Mother Nature. It was a dark gloomy morning.
An hour or so later I look outside to see a nice blue sky. It's weird how the clouds hung on the mountain tops all day long. In no time the clouds were back making for a gloomy day.
I probably haul more for the dogs than I do me! On one of my trips outside I spotted several of these guys. It appears they are a black throated sparrow. I haven't seen them much in the past, but they are here in numbers this spring. Tiny little guys ... maybe only 2-3 inches tall.
Pretty boy ... disco disco and here kitty kitty kitty were the words of the night. They tend to talk a lot just before the sun goes down ... then they become quiet as a mouse so predators don't know they are there. No one wants to be a midnight snack.
With most everything packed that I could at that point, I even got out to mow the lawn. Mow the weeds would be more appropriate. That weed and feed stuff I bought doesn't seem to be working one little bit. This I always do just before I leave because if I don't, Mr. Chance comes over and does it to be sure there aren't any tigers hiding in the dandelions. I could feed a grizzly bear there are so many tasty dandelion morsels here.
Today will begin the house prep ... there's a lot to do when you leave a house ... before I take off to visit with Deb and Tom who have arrived in Tucson despite the bad weather and potholes big enough to lose your tow car. Although Arizona does fix their roads, kinda sorta, it's based on travel patterns. If you drive the back roads, hold on to your teeth.
I'll be heading out in the morning to big Q town.
I am sure you have mixed emotions about packing up and heading out. Safe travels, and say hi to Deb and Tom for us!ReplyDelete
Yes I do. I'd really like to stay here longer for many reasons. For one, it's a long trip back to Cali.Delete
Safe Travels tomorrow. I start the packing routine this weekend...never fun but has to be done.ReplyDelete
The packing doesn't seem to bother me much ... it's all that driving!! I don't know how you do it!Delete
Be safe Nancy! I'm praying for you, Cooper and Jonathan to have a safe trip.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Frances. I appreciate the prayers.Delete
Hopefully there's not a lot for you to do and you've enjoyed your day! :)ReplyDelete
Not really too much ... It's most the fridge that needs packing.Delete
I hope you enjoyed your visit with Deb and Tom. It's nice that you all managed to get together. Packing is a tough job, someone has to do it. LOLReplyDelete
So sorry I missed you this year Deb. Next year I'm heading out earlier and am determined to catch up with you and Riley.Delete
I'm glad that Cooper is on the mend. So sweet. I love seeing pictures of Jonathan. It would be fun to hear him talking away.ReplyDelete
Safe trip Nancy.
Jonathan can definitely be entertaining.Delete