I can't even begin to tell y'all how overwhelmed I was starting to feel. Thank goodness the cavalry showed up to save me! Jenn and Bella came over Monday afternoon to stay for a few days and help get me organized!
Jenn's been to Warrenton a number of times with me when Cat Daddy couldn't take off from the "money" job. She knows all the ropes when it comes to loading the trailer (in fact, she and my oldest melon head always threaten not to answer their phones when it is loading time in Texas)...pricing, packing...everything that goes into trying to have a successful show...she can do it all!
She's been in and around this business as long as we have. When I had a shop in Lindale, she was there working right beside me. As a matter of fact, we bought out a S&P dealer when Jenn was ten and set her up with her own little business. She worked the shows and bought her own stock. She's as knowledgeable (or maybe even more so) than a lot of old timers, including me! I lean on her hard when I start getting ready for Zapp and depend on her to bring sanity and clarity to my easily distracted mind...and y'all know what a challenge that can be!
~It seems only fitting to start Bella out junking as well! There's no such thing as being to young to start 'em at the Casita de Trash! Graycie has crawled up into the trailer on more than one occasion to help her Pop load...while wearing pink cowboy boots, of course!~
Jenn came in and immediately took control and started sorting things out for me. I only have one box left to pack, thanks to her! Thank you Jenn and I love you forever and ever!
Joey, AKA The Oldest Melonhead, will be coming over tomorrow evening to help his dad finish loading the trailer with the really heavy stuff. Cat Daddy tends to forget that not only am I a weak chubbette (law, I hate to admit that), but I'm also only 5'1"! Loading with him can be quite a strain...especially when he wants me to lift from the bottom...my arms don't reach that far...AND somehow he always manages to have me be the one walking backwards!
Misty, my DIL, has volunteered to come over next week and help with the packing of Moi! Y'all have no idea how detailed this is. Being in Texas means packing the whole closet. It can be hot one minute, cold the next and pouring down rain before a cat can lick it's tail. There are work clothes for unloading and setting up, cute clothes for greeting the public and last but not least...party clothes! There's a bag for shoes...a bag for bling...a bag for makeup...you get the picture! Cat Daddy packs one suitcase, a ditty bag and BOOM...he's done!
Thank goodness for my children! I knew I had 'em for a good reason! I just call it payback for their teen years!!!
~Bella was none too happy when we stopped the car. That little girl must have been born with wheels on her diaper!~ ~And just like that...everything was fine...as soon as mom showed up with a bottle! I think I need to go find a bottle.~ Jenn truly has been blessed. Bella is such a sweet baby and so good natured. She's already sleeping through the night...as long as there's some noise! She's constantly chattering...even when she's asleep. I think it's because of all the lines that were down her tiny throat. She's making up for lost time. She doesn't have a "big" girl cry, but she does have some "big" girl tears! When she smiles, I get all goofy! That big, ol' gummy smile, complete with dimples, just melts me! I look at her and I can't believe this is the same baby from March. Do y'all realize she had just been delivered when we left to go to Warrenton last spring? God continues to hold her in His mighty hands and she is thriving. To Him that continues to hold us all, I say Thank You, Lord!
~I waited a long time for this photo and so did my Graycie. These are my trashettes and I offer no apologies for the noses!~
This will probably be my last post (unless something wonderful happens) until we get back from the Really Big Show! I'm going to miss y'all while we're gone and since I don't have a laptop, I won't be able to check in either. Y'all best be behaving yourselves while I'm away...you know I will be! Try not to talk about me behind my back! Oh, go ahead...be my guest...just make it really juicy. Feel free to spread the rumor I've run away with Harry or Johnny...make it a doozie! I'll miss y'all, but just think of the photos I'll be bringing back with me! I hope I get to see some of y'all while we're at the show and at the blog party. In the meantime, TTFN!