Getting Ready

Larkspur is in rodent heaven right now because I decided to let her bring home three gerbil babies that were born to one of her best friend’s gerbils.  She spent the birthday money she had saved on a cage and supplies, and these are her first official pets.  (We think all three are boys and I will be watching closely for any indication otherwise!)

I spent yesterday getting my family and my animals prepared for me to leave them for a few days.  (See sad faces in last picture.  Family members not pictured with Jonny and Job are happy that I am leaving, and expecting junk food and fun.)  I bought my ticket for the Edel Gathering many months ago, and still, the day before my departure my to-do list included:  trimming goat hooves, feeding bees, cleaning out the chicken coop, grocery shopping, feed store shopping, and packing, amongst (too many) other things.

I am traveling with a few girlfriends, and really looking forward to this time together.  I am hoping to post some of our adventures on Instagram if you want to follow me there!



  1. I love last minute to do list! You deserve some time away!

  2. Your retreat sounds wonderful.
    I do hope you have a lovely time.

  3. Enjoy your time away! I haven’t been by for a while – so nice to catch up with your blog!

  4. Hope your trip is so relaxing and amazing! I also hope you get that long list of things done! Have fun!

  5. I see your coming to the Holy City for the Edel gathering! I hope you enjoy your weekend away and feel right at home here in Charleston … I think you’ll love it!

  6. Have a really wonderful time on your getaway!

    I’m guessing your daughter is having a simply wonderful time mothering her new babies.

  7. Enjoy your well-earned break!


  9. have a great time

  10. That’s so exciting for Lark – what a gorgeous picture of her proudly holding one of her new pets. “Family members not pictured with Jonny and Job are happy that I am leaving, and expecting junk food and fun” – oh that did make me chuckle. Have a safe and wonderful trip.

  11. Enjoy! K

  12. have fun Ginny!!

  13. Beautiful photos!

  14. have a wonderful time and God bless you all! You have a beautiful life and family! May God protect all of you always! 🙂

  15. Have a great time Ginny.

  16. Bethany C says:

    The gerbil looks like he is settling in well, and your Buff Orpingtons are so pretty! I hope you have fun on your trip!

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