over the next few days. Yes, that's right. I am on V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N. My middle sis has bravely volunteered to (wo)man the farm from Friday afternoon until Monday afternoon. When I sat down to compose the daily to-do list, I ended up calling it "The War and Peace of To-Dos on Susan's Farm". An apt title, as it ran to three pages, single spaced, with lots of afterthoughts written in pen all over the borders and blank spaces. Luckily for me - and not so, for her - we will be like ships passing in the night on Friday. I leave in the morning and she arrives in the afternoon. I will not be there to see the horror on her face as she spies the stack of paper that is the to-do list. She is such a brick, though, and loves the animals. I can leave with a clear conscience - I usually only have a twinge that first evening. Then, of course, after three days, I can't wait to get back to the chaos. I guess I must thrive on it, but I sure am looking forward to sleep - beautiful, lovely, elusive sleep - not to mention immersing myself in culture for a whole weekend.
I have alerted the dogs that their Aunt C is coming - they were excited, but that means nothing. For all they know I was saying, "blah, blah, blah, blah, FOOD, blah blah." She takes them on multiple walks and lets them lick the plates clean. It takes me a week to get them back to their disappointed normal. Thank goodness they have the memory of a fruit fly and don't hold it against me!
If all goes as planned, and I remember my camera, and it doesn't rain continually, I will post all the details when I return. In the meantime, you all behave yourselves! And get those sewing machines out.