I'm leaving in about 30 minutes to take Oceana to play with Lady Sadie. :) Sadie's my former youth pastor's youngest - who's turning 4 (?) tomorrow. Oceana's going to play with Sadie for the afternoon. I'm going to the Replenish conference in Auckland (3 hour drive). I leave Oceana with Hayden and Carlee and then go to church to catch my ride. I have to leave the car at church - hopefully in the church's one free space, lock the car, and leave the key with the church administrator. If he's not there, or he's leaving before Matt gets back from golfing with Pastor Mike (boys time ... ) I have to leave the car unlocked and put the key somewhere that Matt can find it. It's turned into a big chaos getting away for the conference. But MAN am I determined! I've thought about not going, about how I should just stay home, about missing Oceana, about the house falling into disarray, about the fact that I didn't do all the stuff I needed to do this weekend, and I'll lose two days going away - and you know what? I'M GOING DARN IT! I haven't been this determined about something in a while. I will not let myself feel guilty, or let myself think about not going.
And before anyone suggests it, I know that we should have an extra key for this car, but it's an old car, the key is really worn, and we have to get a key specially made by the code - not just by getting a copy made - and we just haven't gotten around to it since its at least $25 for a new key (which seems steep for a car we're planning to decommission in the next few weeks!)
So with all that said - I'm going to vacuum really quickly, so that I can say I accomplished a little bit of something before I left Oceana with her friend Sadie for the afternoon.
Have a lovely weekend ladies, I will too!
*I'll make myself have fun! And guess what? I'm even bringing my knitting.*
Oh shush - it's a 3 hour car ride there and 3 hours back - I have to do SOMETHING!