Pictured: Our lilies! Last year I spent an hour or two clearing out dead leaves and brush from our lilies, and I wondered why our lilies hadn’t bloomed, while our neighbors’ had. Well, it looks like the work paid off — a year later. Yay, for reminders about divine timing!
Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. And I leave in less than a week! Last week was a little rough because some fears started creeping in. And it seemed to be mirrored by my surroundings. People I would talk to were worrying about my going it alone.
But this week I feel ready. It’s time. 2 weekends ago I walked 10 miles in a day. This past weekend I walked 12. I need to be more consistent when I’m walking, but at least I know I can do it. So far only 2 blisters. One on my finger from holding a water bottle, and the other from a backpack shoulder strap. (I think my backpack was a little lopsided from uneven water bottles — gotta figure that out.) My feet have been great, and my legs feel strong. Now it’s just about the long haul.
Tonight I go in to check on my Verizon plan to see about communication while in Spain. One of my last tasks to get ready! This weekend I will go through my packing list again, make sure everything is washed, and repack my backpack. I also plan to get another long walk in.
A few people were razzing me about not having a return flight or even knowing where the nearest airport would be, so I finally looked that up today. There’s one right at the end! That makes it easier. I’d like to walk the extra last bit to the ocean before I go, but we’ll see.
I have a few odds and ends to clean up: I’ve been unsubscribing from e-mails so that I don’t have a big mess when I get home. I’ve also got to return all of my library books and set up away messages on my e-mail, Facebook, voicemail, etc. It’s coming, my friends! It’s coming!