Thank you all so much for your advice and prayers yesterday. So far, Ali seems fine still, but I will be keeping a close eye on her over the next few days.
And, actually, I will be keeping that eye on her with a lot of help, and in Chattanooga! We leave today for our annual vacation with my family – Gramamma, Pop, Nick, JC, Lindsay, Eli, and Mammaw. Oh – and the canine members – Layla, Shadow, and Sophie.
(Oreo feels SO left out – there’s nothing our quiet, set-in-her-ways indoor cat would love more than to go on a long car ride to a different house in a different state with seven more people and three dogs.)
Instead of exchanging birthday, Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts, we all put money into a savings account, and then use it once a year to go on this trip. And, we rotate which couple’s year it is to pick the location, pick the vacation rental, and in general organize the trip.
This year it’s Mom and Dad’s turn, so we’re staying on a Lake outside of Chattanooga.
(Next year it’s our turn again, so feel free to give me any tips on great vacation spots in the Southeast.)
Maybe we’ll play a nice rousing family game of spoons – I’m hoping since it isn’t his dining room table in jeopardy, Dad will lift the spoons ban.
But for now, I leave you with corn pictures.
I think this is the third time (at least) that I’ve had corn pictures on my blog.