I am off to PA shortly and I am very excited about seeing family. If the next day I don’t write in my journal, you know that I got busy with my family.
In so many hours I will be heading to PA to visit my olest brother and his family for a few days. I will be leaving at 2:30 a.m. from my home to Chicago, IL to the Chicago O’Hare Airport and will be returning to WI the evening of June 30th. I do have to admit that the excitement is there – not the nervousness I once experienced when I have traveled by plane not too long ago now. I am actually relaxed and comfortable about going on a flight and getting to and from place to place. I do have to admit that I have not seen my brother and his family since May of 1997 when we saw each other at our Uncle’s funeral. That was the last time I have seen him and seeing him again is, all around, a very exciting time for my brother and his family and myself. My neices and nephew really don’t know me very well and I don’t know them well myself. In fact, these past seven years, I have estranged myself from my brother for personal reasons I can not and will not get into, but after tomorrow upon on our meeting and spending time together, I am not going to estrange myself from my brother’s life ever again. I can tell you one thing about why I was estranged from my brother’s life but I will not go into detail. I have been told falsely about my brother’s feelings by another family member and when I learned differently what my brother’s feelings were, I vowed I would never take stock into what I hear from this person again as far as my brother and his family are concerned. I do feel guilty to some degree because I took sides to the whole mess that can not and will not be discussed or written about here. This is one very private situation that I will not share with my Dear Diary friends. This private mess, if shared with the world,could hurt my family even more and I do want to respect the privacy of my loved ones as much as possible.
Again, as I write this entry, leaving it particially a mystery to my readers, I am excited about this adventure to PA. I want to see my brother and his family very badly and start from scratch in our still somewhat estranged relationship no thanks to me.
While Emilee ruled the roost, I had a great weekend getaway. I did, however, miss my kid (cat, Emilee). I saw friends and family this weekend at Campmeeting 2002 for my denomination and I went to a few meetings this weekend and had gotten a lot of spiritual food in my heart to keep forever in this soul of mine. It was definitely not quiet because there were people and kids all about me because the cabins, campers, and tents were pretty close. I slept well both nights even though Saturday night I did have troubles getting to sleep early and when I did wake up to run to the bathroom, it was only 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. that I had awakened. Where I was away for the weekend, the bathroom was the nearest shower and bath building a walking distance up the road. It was not a hop, skip, and a jump away at all! I almost, laughing about it and did, go to the bathroom in my pats, LOL Now my weekend is over and I have to get ready for my next trip which is just about a day away now.
I have not written an entry about my cat Emilee in a long time! In fact, I don’t remember when and if I wrote an entry just about my cat. I would have to go all the way back to the first entry to the present and I know I have a lot of entries written so far.
I was gone this weekend and a friend of mine took care of Emilee while I was away. Emilee was a very good cat while I was away but she did get huffy and hissy while I was away to the caregiver. I guess, even though she has been very good for a very long time, she still has her old self in her – that huffing and hissing. I personally think, while I was not here, she was ruling the roost and doing her duty as she was expected and asked. I do know that she will be ruling the roost again for a few days very shortly and she is a very good guard cat at times of need. Believe me…she is HAPPY to have me home for the time being. What a cat I have.
I thought, since I have a few minutes before I get super busy here, I would wish all my Dear Diary friends a happy weekend. It looks like it could rain today but it is just cloudy and very gray outdoors. It is going to be hot weekend and so I am going to keep cool where it is possible. I am also going to keep the sun from burning me. I will be back to writing in my journal, since I am going to be busy all weekend, on Sunday sometime. Until then, Happy weekend everyone!
I will be back Sunday afternoon so I will say good night and have a good weekend.
I can definitely recap about my day but I won’t. It has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride for me for a while today but now the day (evening really did get a little brighter. It is late, yes and I am tired. Time for me to go to bed. I have a nice weekend to look forward to and I will be very busy. Busy is the best for me.
I did not get online until after 10:30 a.m. when I had gotten an e-mail from my mom telling me not to call her or come knocking at her door until 11 a.m.. Here, just before getting the e-mail, I had knocked at her door at 8;45 a.m. while I was heading to another friend’s apartment to get a cooler. As I was walking by Mom’s apartment, I heard some rustling in the apartment so I knocked to see if she needed anything. Mom just did not have the best day yesterday and on top of that, I did not have 100% the greatest day yesterday and last night. This morning really seemed like the beginnings of a roller coaster ride once again. I guess my hormones are raging again as my period is ending. Man oh man, I hate roller coaster rides when it comes to emotional ups and downs. When I get emotional, I take things personally and it drives me nuts. I hate roller coaster rides!!!
Today was a fairly good day. I went to my doctor’s appointment this morning and the appointment only lasted ten minutes. I ended up having to wait for my ride, after the appointment, for over an hour and during that hour, my ride had come and I did not know it. What happened was, the company who picks me up, had a van break down on them in the morning and I had to wait for the ride for a great length of time. Honestly, if I did not have a good book, I would have been bored to death sitting there staring at the walls after looking at the magazines. Another thing that happened today was my ride came and I did not know it. Why can’t the drivers be made liable to make sure that their ride is okay or is not waiting for them outside to come in and get them if time lapses over an hour before the ride is picked up. I don’t quite understand that but i do understand some company policies. I finally got home some time before 2 p.m. and I had waited patiently for an hour while they were kind of unable to keep up with their customers/rides.
It is time for me to go for the night.