Happy dance, happy dance . . . . we are unpacked! I’ve even washed the first load of clothes!
It’s kinda weird how it takes us a few days to get our minds and hands reset to a new place, even one in which we spend half our lives. We find ourselves reaching into the drawer by the stove for utensils because that’s where we keep them in Georgia. Here, the ones we use the most are in a canister on the counter. It takes a while to get back into the swing of recycling – paper products in the trash container on the left side under the sink, “garbage” on the right side, cans rinsed and put in yet another container. In Georgia we don’t have a garbage disposal; here we do. But by next week, we’ll have it all straightened out in our brains . . . . until we return to Georgia and do it all over again :).
After the last piece of luggage was put away, I bundled up and headed downtown for the first time. It was SO GOOD to be outside walking down “the hill” again – even if it was cold!
I walked with Frankie and Hershey down to the Mission District where she is staying and visited with her awhile, then came back through town and up Cadotte home. Oh my gosh it felt good to be moving again!
Tomorrow and Wednesday I’ll be in Mackinaw City volunteering for Shepler’s as a greeter. It’s time for the Winsome Women conference at the Grand, and there will be a thousand ladies arriving for Tuesday’s session. On Wednesday, that thousand will leave, and another thousand will arrive. It’s going to be crazy busy! The only sad part is that Chris Ann won’t be there alongside me. We had so much fun volunteering for this conference over the years. I know she’ll be smiling down on us though!
Personal note: Please keep Lowell and Faye Greene in your prayers this week. They have a trip planned to the Island June 2-4, and they are so, so excited. Lowell has been feeling a little under the weather for the last few days, and we need to send up prayers that he will feel stronger and be able to make the trip. (Lowell, I hope you don’t mind that I shared that prayer need.)