Arizona Here I Come!

Published Wed, Nov 30 2011 4:57 AM

Less than 24 hours to go! And just in time too...they are predicting 2-3 inches of snow today. YUCK! Oh please, dear sweet Jesus, hold that snow until I get out of here. Then you can dump all the snow you wish.

I have to say I'm disappointed that I haven't been able to say goodbye to my favorite furry friends Bella and Mercy Me. Both of their mommies didn't bring them when they came over thinking there would too many people here and the dogs would be in the way. What kind of thinking is that! It's the people that are in the way! My furry friends and I could have gone in another room to play away from those pesky humans! Yesterday I got to see Bella from the car. I swear if Lynda had opened that car window, Bella would have jumped out and come running into the house! She has done that before in the past. Bella loves her Auntie Linda and loves to come spend a day with me once in a while. And Mercy Me gets so excited when she comes to Auntie Linda's house that she can't control her bladder and pees the minute I bend over to pet her. Fortunately, I usually grab some paper towels when I see Deb pull into the drive. But yesterday there was no Mercy Me.  I'm going to miss them. However, in Arizona there is Indie...the cutest Havanese who I haven't seen since last March. Indie is a service dog for a deaf person and I've already been put in my place about that!! Service dogs are working dogs, not pets.  But she's so doggone cute! And she knows how to get around Auntie Linda so I will take her for a walk...and maybe a treat. Well she deserves a treat. Afterall, she's a working dog, right?

Well, now, I've got less than 24 hours to get my final massage therapy, get a prescription straightened out and refilled, get the house in order with the help of my cleaning lady this afternoon, email some files to myself that I will need for year end purposes,  make sure I have other files packed, need to finish packing suitcases, make sure I have all my meds (that's a bit important),  need to finish the binding on Pastor's wall hanging  this morning and need to figure out where I'm packing that (I might have to prepare 1 more priority mail package), have to shut down my computer (waiting till the last minute for that one). Last night I cleaned up all sewing areas and put the sewing machines away. I'm still in the process of cutting out my plaid quilt, but almost done. I want so bad to take it with me, but I have too many projects shipped out there already and I'm told there are projects at RWYS waiting for me. So my plaid quilt will wait till I get home.  I already have my x/y block quilt, log cabin table runner, Hanna's doll quilt, a Faithy doll for Mila, another Abbey Bag...Whew, don't know if I'll have time to visit with friends!!

I'm going to miss my friends here. I feel like I'm deserting you, but hey someone's got to do it, right!!!!!!!!!!!! I will have computer access, so QCA members you will continue to hear from me, but maybe not as frequently.

SEE YOU IN THE SPRING! Have a wonderful winter.



# safrmaz said on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:36 AM

Have a safe trip.  We're in the process of finalizing our travel plans.  I can't wait to get back home to Phoenix and warm weather!!!!

The middle of Michigan got hit with a snowstorm yesterday.  It missed us this time but it's only a matter of time..... we usually get blasted with the lake effect snow and that really piles up :-(  The dogs and I are staying in and staying warm!

Hope to see you in February.


# Linda said on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:51 AM


We will have a get together in February. Let me know the dates you will be in  Phoenix so I can make sure the get together is schedule during those dates.


# safrmaz said on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 12:59 PM

Read and replied to your message before reading this.  We are planning to book our flight to Phoenix for Feb. 10 and leave for San Diego around the 17th or 18th.  That departure will be flexible because we'll be driving.  Since we have some prior commitments & I don't have firm dates yet, go ahead and plan the get together to suit everyone else's convenience.  Hopefully, it will work for me.


# Karla said on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:25 PM

Hope you have a good trip and beat that pesky old snow, Linda.

# Kathy M. Boice said on Thursday, December 1, 2011 6:25 PM

I miss ya already! Be in touch soon! Hugs.