Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Preparing to leave

When you have a bunch of animals, taking anything longer than a day trip involves a lot of preparation. I've been scrambling to get things ready to stay, get things ready to go - and take care of all the things that can't go or wait - like the deeply discounted produce I got at a stand that was closing for the season. (What was I thinking?!? Oh right. Stretching our food budget.)

Nevertheless, I am really looking forward to this trip. Thanks to Rick needing a certain number of continuing education hours annually to keep his veterinary license current and the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners convention being held in San Antonio this year, we're going to be able to spend Thanksgiving with my family! Not that San Antonio is close to Amarillo (where my folks live) or Dallas (near where my sister lives), but it's a WHOLE lot closer than Oregon. It's tough to have all our immediate family scattered in other states (AZ, NE, TX & WA); it makes the time we can be together that much more special.

Must dash to get Brian to his violin lesson; below are photos of a glorious tree on the campus of Linfield College, where Brian has a homeschoolers' P.E. class Tuesday mornings.

That's it for now from . . .

8 comments:

dr momi said...

Wow! is that tree beautiful. Enjoy your trip and the family!

Tombstone Livestock said...

I know the feeling about getting away, have a good safe trip, and enjoy Thanksgiving with all your family. Thanks again for the Shetland description help.

C-ingspots said...

Hope you have a safe and enjoyable trip Michelle. Happy Thanksgiving!

seashells said...

The tree is amazing! Have a safe trip, enjoy visiting family, and may everything be wonderful when you return home.

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

I can totally understand getting out of town with animals and how hard it is. I am trying to plan a trip to Portland for 3 nights over Christmas and am already stressing about it. But your critters will all be fine and sounds like you will have a wonderful time. Post pictures! Happy turkey day!

Theresa said...

Oh groan, I do know the work involved leaving the hearth and home and critters for a trip. You have a good one though. It's good to get away and even better to go see family!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Have fun, be safe!

Susan said...

Have a wonderful trip! Just think of how happy the sheep will be to see you when you get back. Enjoy your time with your family.