Plans are made to be changed

(Last night’s sunset)

We’ve been having some beautiful weather this week. The sunsets have been amazing. One of these days I’ll get up early enough to check out the sunrise. I think M and I are still making up for the sleep deficit we accumulated while living in Sabbaticalville.

Looks like some of our original plans may be back in action. M the Younger has found a ride to and from classes so that rids us of the need to rent a vehicle for the trip.

As of this moment (it could change in the next moment), we’re leaving tomorrow to go to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. We’ll spend the night there and then hopefully go to New Jersey to stay with my brother and his family. Then it’s off to the beach with them on Sunday (weather permitting).

Monday we’ll be where we need to be to help out family members. Everything from that point on depends on how the surgery goes and how much we’re needed.

If I have time and we have access to free wireless, I’ll post when I can. Otherwise, see you all around the 22nd.

Shortly after that, I’ll be making some major changes in my lifestyle.  It’s time to get healthy and stay healthy.

Have a great week!

The drama llama always comes in 3’s

(Bella, curled up next to Izzy, sound asleep and behaving herself for a change. As if you don’t know, Photo by Robin. September 2007)


We have some drama in our lives these days. I don’t want to air all of the family laundry in great detail. Instead, I’ll be a little sketchy about it.

M the Younger was in a car accident today. It was bad enough that the airbags deployed. He’s okay, except for a headache and sore back. The car will not survive.

His mother (that would be me) will also survive in spite of the hour or so of panic when she didn’t know what was going on. I guess a mom is a mom, no matter how old the children. The worry never stops.

He’s taking the GRE’s (Graduate Record Examination) early tomorrow morning. Usually M the Younger is great at tests. I don’t know if the accident will shake him up too much or not.

We were planning to leave here on Friday morning to go back east. The original plan was to go to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (just the two of us), then go to the Jersey shore with my brother and his wife, visit with my family for a day or two, visit with his family for a day or two (including a canoe trip on the Susquehanna River), head to Sabbaticalville to pick up the rest of our stuff, and come home.

Now that the LB totaled his car, we’re rethinking some of our plans. He needs a car to go to classes so it’s likely we’ll end up renting a vehicle for our trip and leaving him our car. In a way, this works out for us because I’m not entirely sure we can get the rest of our things into our car. We can rent a mini-van and that will take care of it. However, that will change when we leave because it will cost us a ridiculous amount more to have the car or mini-van for more than a week.

As it also turns out, there are some upcoming surgeries in M the Elder’s family that coincide with our visit. We just found out about it. The circumstances aren’t good. The surgeries aren’t good. The timing is good in that we’ll be there to help out. That also changes the fun part of the trip.

As I told M the Elder, it’s probably good (in the long run) that all these things happened when they did. (Well, okay, we could’ve done without M the Younger’s accident!) It’s placed us where we need to be to help out.

We can reschedule the fun for another time.