Monday, May 19, 2008

The best laid plans......

Was three quarters of the way packed to leave Thursday 5/22 for a four month sabbatical. Now I don't know IF I'll ever get away. I remember when I told my physician that I was planning this trip and she said to me..."That's never do anything for yourself". And so it goes...the family is having financial problems so what do I do...give them my savings...of course!

I keep telling myself that this is the way it's supposed to be. That everything happens for a reason. I just don't know when I'm going to understand the reasoning. Seven years of financial disasters and now this. Oh what the h*ll...I'll get over it but I am allowing myself at least 24 hours to mourn my best laid plans. And now I've got to unpack everything I packed!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Countdown crunch!

Spent the day getting some more supplies packed for my sabbatical. Tomorrow I get to organize all of my eBay oddz and endz that I'll have to auction off when I get home in the fall. I've got a 7:30 am appt. on Tuesday for my six month CAT and bone scans and hopefully they'll be 'clean' so that I'll then be starting my fourth year of remission. Wednesday I've got to go food shopping for the first couple of weeks I'll be away and then Thursday morning it's sayonara NJ, hello PA. I'm hoping the trailer make it through the winter with no new leaks so I won't have to spend any time doing work related things. I've been cleaning house for a month and a half. That should let you know just how much sh*t I've collected over the last 21 years of residence in this house. If you wanna be one of my 'sabbatical sistas' send an email so I can put you on the list for semi-daily updates of my life by the lake.
Just my cat, my Chi and me...sounds like heaven 'cause I won't have to pick up a mop or a dustrag unless I want to...YAY!

Friday, May 16, 2008

I miss painting :(

I've spent the last six weeks, scrubbing, cleaning, hauling, dumping and now tomorrow yardsale selling to get ready for my four month painting sabbatical in the wilds of Amish Country, Pennsylvania. I'm going to learn to paint AGAIN! This time painting for me, from my soul, from my own silly sketches that make me smile. Hope my friends on line will keep me company while I'm there...I'm taking my 'puter with me so I can keep in touch. AND I'll have a cam so I can talk to anyone who wants to see the crazy painter from Jersey who is on a journey to herself!