The first thing this morning when I got my coffee and came in to turn on the computer, there was a very loud buzzing noise that was louder than the sound of the computer coming to life. Imagine my surprise to find a ginormous bee flying around my room. Now, I don't know if you are aware of it or not, but one of my totally irrational fears is of stinging insects. So being the brave girl I am, I went out to the living room and asked the hubster to save me. He got a fly swatter and took care of it for me. My hero!!!
I am expecting the daughter to be coming out this morning (probably in a couple of hours) for coffee and hanging out a bit before going to work. Little miss 2 1/2 will be left with me for the day. Her 1st grade sister has an early release day today and the bus will drop her off at my house later. I am going to try to get some art done with her. I think we will attempt the elephant picture. Someone suggested that she trace mine, but she would never be happy with that. Instead, we will both draw from scratch using my drawing from the other day as our model. But we will feel free to make whatever changes we feel like. I try not to constrain her imagination too much.
I think the son and his 1st grade daughter are coming out later in the day (I think she has a full day of school today) for art and a hot dog roast if the weather cooperates. It will be a busy, but very pleasant day.
I do need to get packed this morning as I am planning to leave tomorrow morning so that I can have a good visiting day at my sister's while we get Mom packed up so she and I can leave on Sunday morning. The trip takes about 5 1/2 hours from my sister's house if you don't stop, but we will be stopping frequently to get the kinks out of our legs and to make bathroom stops. I am also planning to stop for a sit down, relaxing lunch on the way, so I am thinking if we leave around 8:30 am we will be to her house around 4:00 pm or so. Once we arrive I am only going to unpack the absolute necessities for the rest of the day and we are going to chill. Perhaps I can make a light soup with crackers for our dinner and we will have an early night.
For now, I have started a little doodle this morning that I hope to work on in between packing and such. Here is what I have so far:
I started with the bird in the lower left corner and then just made some random lines to get started. I'll show the progress I make as I go.
I am not sure how much internet access I will have at my Mom's, but will try to keep in touch.