Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I had a tough night and was glad to see the dawn shine in! I tried to alleviate the stifling heat in my little guest bedroom by turning on the overhead fan, and awoke at four in the morning with a bad headache and parched throat. I gradually felt better as I wrote my journals and packed away Jennie Traveller for her trip home.

Mom and Mick both arose at seven, and we enjoyed Morning Offering together and said our good-byes to Mom. Then Mick packed us up and we headed down the road, rejoicing! We picked up rolls and juice for breakfast and then I read Mick the newspaper for about ninety minutes. As we passed the state line into Iowa, Mick said, “Escape from Nebraska! A new film starring Jim McCarty and Carla L. Rueckert! Their torture is utter boredom! And it kills! But, oh, so slowly!”

Laughter is so good for the soul!

We had pleasant weather, overcast and fifty-ish F, and no real traffic problems, except that between Lincoln and Omaha there was massive road work and we had to take care and go more slowly. As full dark fell, we arrived at Boonville and The Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel, our destination. We had a fine evening – baths and then dinner, and for dessert, each other! We shared some lovely energy and rested in the afterglow before spending the rest of the evening reading and watching some junk TV. I offered the closing prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.