Tomorrow morning, Walter and I will have started on a 10 day road trip: destination, Colorado. We haven't taken a long car trip like this together since the late seventies, except then, instead of driving a rental car with only 1700 miles, we were driving Walter's old van... my how life has changed!
Car trips can be challenging at best, so I am prepared with my favorite tunes loaded on my MP3 player, earphones in tow. Marissa, our youngest daughter, is the reason for the trip; she's living in Denver, working and going to school full time, although because of the holiday, she has some free time. We'll be spending time sightseeing with her and boyfriend Mick, as well as meeting his parents.
Please excuse me for not responding to blog comments and expediently answering emails. This past week has been a bit challenging time for me; being a stay-at-home kind of girl, this back-to-back travel is throwing me for a loop. To be honest, I haven't even quite (really) unpacked my bags from North Carolina (although I did unpack all my art supplies in the three boxes I sent USPS ground that just arrived back home). I've been spending my free time with the grandchildren, they're growing so fast, and I selfishly don't want to miss a thing. And of course it helps Heather out too, to have an extra set of hands to hold the baby, change a diaper, or play puppets with violet, when Jeff is away at work or on guard duty.
When I get home, it will be time to prepare for teaching and vending at ArtUnraveled in Phoenix. I do think this is looking like one of my businest summers to date, although it seems I say that every summer. I will have my laptop with me, and hopefully I'll be able to peruse blogs some, and maybe even post, although our time may be too filled up for much computering. I am bringing my art supplies though, and look forward to painting/collage when I get some free time. I will miss you all - enjoy the summer!