This trip is a little different from my usual. Olds College puts teachers up in their student condos which have kitchens...but no dishes. Since three of my roommates are flying in and I'm driving, I am also bringing cups, cutlery, coffee and tea makings. I will be adding extra blankets because the beds only come with the standard issue college thin bedding. I guess students at an ag college are a lot sturdier than 'elderly' ladies!
Since my three roomies are also from the southern US, I am also bringing shawls because spring has been very chilly this year and they will seize up from the cold!
Trying to pack for a complex trip in the midst of continuing renovation work is stretched my tolerance for unexpected things to the breaking point. But I am working my way through my packing list, remembering more things that will be needed, both for class and making our stay at the college more pleasant.
I still have to pick up the spinning wheel for Mary to use, but that will be tonight at the guild pot luck. There is an even bigger heap of stuff at the annex that needs picking up and the van will be crammed with bins and boxes.
We are very near done with the last of the renovations and then it will be cleaning up the aftermath. But most of that is outside and once my studio is back to rights, I should be able to go full steam ahead - at least until my dental surgery. I'm hoping for quick healing and back to my production schedule, all too often interrupted the past year.
I guess I have to come to the realization that I am now establishing what my new 'normal' is and learning what my limits are, physically.
But I am still on this side of the grass, and so far? It's a Good Thing. Even given my current state of irritability!
Currently reading Cold Earth by Anne Cleeves