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Cindy Maddera

I’m leaving for Colorado today at noon, so I decided to be lazy and not research anything for Friday Science, that and I’ve been busy with all the packing and gathering of stuff. My Dad asked me way back in April if I wanted to go back with them to Colorado this summer and I told him that I didn’t think I would. Then my sister called and said that she and Amanda wanted to go, but Janell’s husband couldn’t and he didn’t want her driving out there by herself. So I said OK with a little nudging from Chris who thinks it’s good for me. Now it seems like there’s a big group of us going. My niece-in-law and the Thomas and JR are all tagging along. I think no one wants to be around here for the first of August. Even my brother and sister-in-law are going somewhere (Mexico!). I’m a little apprehensive about the trip. I have a tendency to be the buffer and also the one trying to make sure everyone’s happy. But I have to remember that this is my vacation too. Repeat after me: It is not my job to make sure everyone is happy and having a good time 24hrs a day. I will not become neurotic and stress out if Dad starts making that grumble face or Mom starts pinching her lips closed into a thin line.

It will be good. I will catch lots of fish, do some hiking, and rediscover my yoga mat. Reservation aside, I am really excited about going. The only thing that could make it better was if Chris could go too. As it is, I guess I’ll just have to try out the new tent with out him. See ya in a week!