Friday, January 20, 2012

Warning: Rambling Post

This is where I will be soon:

That's my backyard, in Virginia. Well, sort of.

I had a whole photo-essay planned out in my head. I would post "this" photo from Taiwan and say "this", then I would post "that" photo from Virginia and say "that".

But my photos are in complete disarray. On the computer - in disarray. How can that be???? I was looking for a photo from winter of 2009. It seems logical to me that it would be in the 2009 folder, but it's not. But I know it is SOMEWHERE, because my screen saver scrolls through my thousands of photos, and I've seen it. I tried looking in the folder labeled (by the computer) 2002. There are photos there from 2009, and 2007 and probably 1972, but not the photo I am looking for. I tried scrolling through ALL of my photos, but I gave up. I don't have time for this. I'm supposed to be packing. Because, the point is, I am leaving tomorrow. I am heading home to Virginia to begin making preparations for moving home. YES!!!! We will be moving home this summer. We are more than ready.

When I am supposed to pack my mind wanders here, there and everywhere. I can write novels (in my mind) and organize the cupboards. But I have a difficult time filling the empty suitcases. Instead I write all sorts of crazy stuff here, and then I delete it. And believe me, if you knew what I just deleted you would be SO grateful. I also eat. I just finished lunch. It's 10:40 a.m.!

I guess I'll spare you any more of my mindless ramblings and go stare at my empty suitcases. But first, I'll post a random photo. No, I guess I won't. Because every time I push the "add photo" button the "save now" button flickers and I am not brought to the screen where I can choose a photo. Sort of like my brain - I push the "add contents" (to the suitcase) button and the "feed stomach" button flickers instead.

7 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh, ramble on, darling, we've all been there! :)

Britiney @ Consider the Lilies said...

Home? To Idaho??!!!???

Elizabethd said...

A big step for you again. Prayers for your journeys and your next home.

Joel Wilhelm said...

Safe travels!

pro356mom said...

Great news! -- although it has been exciting to have a friend in Taiwan and to "travel" with you through your stories and photos.

bristowmom said...

Britiney, no, not to Idaho. To Virginia. In a way neither are actually my home and yet they both are! There is a possibility I will travel through Idaho on my way home. If I do I hope you won't be up at Redfish Lake or anything. Would love to see you.

Cindy said...

Safe Travels! I have loved all your posts but it will just another chapter to your family story. Hope to see you again soon.