What in the world am I doing blogging instead of being in my bed catching up on my beauty sleep?
Most of our California family (I'll explain that in a moment) left this afternoon. There were tears. There were promises to return this winter. We have been trying to get the California contingency to move to Minnesota for y-e-a-r-s, and I think we may have finally succeeded. It's lookin' good for pulling some of the clan back together after a separation of 40-some years.
C is going to extend her visit by a week so she changed her return plane reservation. But K and B and daughter L needed to go back home as their vacation time is over and two dogs and two chickens are lonely for them.
Although hubby and my normal routine has been non-existent for a week and "work" has been almost totally neglected around this here little homestead (is there still a garden out there?), and I'm really short on sleep, and have a desire to hibernate for about a month in order to regain my stability, having family here has been wonderful.
I relaxed tonight by totally vegging out and watching my favorite movie, "Dirty Dancing." (Patrick Swayze. What a beautiful man he was. So sad to think about his death at too young an age.)
Okay, Mama Pea, snap out of it! There are things to be done starting with a good night's sleep and then getting back on schedule tomorrow morning.
By the way, I think summer in northeastern Minnesota is over. We've had rain for the past two days (very welcome!) and temps in the 50s with a strong wind blowing. The tree leaves they are startin' to scatter hither and yon. It's hard to imagine anymore 80 degree weather now.