Thursday, September 18, 2008
Counting the Hours
One more day to work and then I'm off! I'M GOING HOME! It's been two very long years!
I thought this would be a good time to share one of the two Louisiana hankies that Jane bought for me at the Long Beach quilt show! Isn't this just the neatest thing?!
When enlarged, it should be readable. Those little dots and names represent forty-something years of my life. I was born in Opelousas, and grew up over near Lake Charles. I went to LSU in Baton Rouge and then stayed there and worked as a court reporter for over 20 years.
On this trip I'm flying into Lafayette, and then heading down to Franklin. I always think of where on the boot or the foot things are in Louisiana. Franklin is way down south in about the middle, the arch of the boot! Judy and I were raised over in the heel area! Okay, no wisecracks here! Judy just recently taught at a quilt shop in Houma.
In the 14 years since I've been away, only one other time have I taken a whole week off for vacation. But since my ex was involved in that trip, I really didn't get to do anything I wanted. This time I will! It's always so much fun being around Don and Gail, and we really don't have to do much except be together. I'm sure lots of wonderful seafood will be involved, and, of course, swatting mosquitoes. There aren't any where I live so it'll take me a day or two of flapping my arms around to get used to them. Everything is SO slow there! And NO traffic to speak of! That alone is worth the price of the plane ticket!
I'm flying American from Ontario CA through Dallas and then on to Lafayette very early Saturday morning. I picked out a really safe plane, but please think good thoughts for an uneventful trip. I'll be back on the 27th.
Thank you, Jane, for taking care of Daisy for me! ILY!