When I get through this day, I will be ready for the trip to Florida. I got up at 4:45 (thanks to Missy) and have made up my meatloaf and done part of my packing. I also took Missy out on the carport for a little while after we both ate our breakfasts. She knows something is up. I have the dreaded suitcases out. When I get those out and begin packing, she knows she will be alone for a week. That seems to make her nervous.
In a little while I will pick up Bob and then we will go get Phyllis for church. We are having a surprise birthday party for Sue but of course when she gets there and sees the food, she will know what is up. Sue always brings lots of food but since the party is for her, she won't be bringing anything. I just hope we have enough food. I just made a meatloaf and Karan is making a potato casserole. Leslie bringing a salad. She worked last night and when I contacted her last night she was still at work. Melissa is bringing a salad and a veggie. I might take my bag of chopped broccoli too....just in case. Johnna is bringing her mother's birthday cake. I don't know what any others are bringing. I know Cyndi won't be there because she has out of town company. And not all of our congregation has e-mail. I don't even know if Mike and Laura will be there. Mike works several weeks on and several weeks off in town. When he works, he stays at Burlington where the plant is. He has an apartment there. Laura is not a member so she doesn't come without Mike. She is still recovering from bypass surgery too.
It's a worry. I didn't want to fix too much food because I will be gone a week starting tomorrow.
Then I have my sermon and then the newsletter to do after the dinner. I will finish packing all but just the last minute things this afternoon after I finish the newsletter. This evening at 6:40, I will pick up Gary for the Living the Questions group meeting at Marilyn's. I hope to get home shortly after 9:00. I don't know how early the kids will want to leave in the morning. I'm not in the loop.
This is a photo of Ronnie Graham and I doing the dishes at the birthday party following church. Karan had to have this photo because she never thought Ronnie would do the dishes.
He was washing and I was drying. I've known Ronnie for years.