Monday, February 27, 2012
The Carnival Atmosphere
I am writing this story to you from my parents’ dining room table in Florida. If you’re shaking your head in wonderment about the tale of my getting here, you’re not alone. This is a long and fuzzy story, not only in the speed of which this all occurred (one moment I’m in The Big Apple, the next in the orange capital), but in the fact that I was just here SEVEN weeks ago…
If you believe I exaggerate a bit in the sort of dramatic bits of what go on around here, I assure you, when I say “topsy-turvy”--and it‘s been pointed out to me that I DO have a tendency to use it often, by golly-- it has been used with the full awareness of the complete lack of rational logistics around here. Granted, these are no more unusual than any other life lived or…if they are…it’s because I’ve sort of planned it that way. In other words, when I say topsy turvy, it’s not a complaint at all, but a long accepted way of life.
The topsy turvy, lately, has been going on at such a fast pace, I haven’t even had time to stop and breathe to tell it all: there has been the packing of ten years of my life, into boxes and bags, for a move down to another apartment in our building. There has been the incessant planning for the big Illinois and Iowa beekeeping tour (as continued from last year), which is exciting, but logistically sometimes complicated. Of course, there’s that attempt at getting the horse drawn wagon tour happening, which is also logistically complicated and sometimes frustrating. And there was also a sudden and unexpected stop in PA (which hopefully can be revealed soon), which threw my schedule out of gear, but may be worth it in the long run (and I got to see farmland and meet new people, which was DEFINITELY worth it!). Finally, there is this trip to Florida for a wagon train ride that may or may not be happening, which is another story unto itself…
As you might guess, my mind is still reeling, trying to process it all, instead of just auto-piloting from one task to the next, as is demanded of me. While I sort the past few days of carnival atmosphere, I shall tell you the stories one by one.
However, tomorrow, I will finally make an announcement on some of the Midwest tour for beekeeping and more. If you’re anywhere in the Iowa or Illinois area, I’d love to meet you! So please stay tuned!