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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tough Call: How do you traveling working moms do this?

I have an incredible opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. with Indiana Farm Bureau to meet with our state's legislators and learn more about how Ag and our government work together!  After a meeting in downtown Indy on Monday, our flight leaves VERY early Tuesday morning, so I'm spending the night in Plainfield Monday night........ I think.......

HAVE YOU SEEN THE FORECAST FOR INDIANA THIS WEEKEND?

SERIOUSLY????????????

6-12 INCHES OF SNOW TO START FALLING LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AND ON INTO MONDAY MORNING!!!!!!

and the last insult to all this snow:  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL OCCUR!!!!!!

Sigh.................

This sounded like such a fun adventure when I signed up for it several months ago, but my crystal ball/Magic 8 Ball is really doing a poor job in projecting the future, at least weather-wise.  Because of all this astronomical drama, I have been mentally through the wringer all week trying to decide the proverbial or at least lyrical question "Should I stay or should I go?"

What?  What did you say?  I'm sure I heard equal shouts of "GO!" and "STAY!" all at the same time....maybe it's just all in my head.....

How do you working ladies whose job requires travel do this?  I have laundry in the washer and dryer, will pack my bags, and in a couple of hours, I will head to my wonderful cousin's house just a few blocks from my Monday meeting to camp and see just how far I will get on this journey.

This is such a weighty decision.  It helps that Tall Guy is fine with me going.  It doesn't help that I am coming off a steroid pack (trying to stop the muscles in my body from attacking each other.....that's another long story).  It helps that the girls want me to go and make sure I get my picture taken with the President of the United States.  It doesn't help that I will miss Tink's sports banquet.  AND it doesn't help that I am 98% certainly leaving my family to be stranded for at least a couple of days in the middle of nowhere with 134 cattle to feed and water.....

And yet, I think I am going to go, and probably about half of you will be cheering me on, praying for a safe trip, while the other half will be shaking your heads and wondering why I'm not staying home with my family.

At least that's what the two warring sides in me are doing.......

Stay tuned!

3 comments:

  1. Go! Stranded or not, I'm sure your family will take care of themselves (and the animals) quite nicely. It will be good for all--especially you!!

    Have fun. Say hello to President Obama for me.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. I think you should go. You owe it to yourself. Your family will surprise you. I am sure they will do a great job taking care of themselves.

    Lydia
    www.stillontheverge.com

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  3. I'm on the opposite side of the state, but at least here things didn't turn out too bad weather-wise. I thought about you several times, hoping you got to go!

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