greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

"So the powers that be left me here to do the thinkin'."

And here it is September, and here it is Tuesday, and on Friday afternoon we board the train back to Providence. When I left it home, it seemed I had a very clear idea of what I was coming here to do. But as every day has passed, as the time has slipped away from me, I have become less and less certain. This morning I awoke and realized not only did I not know why I'd come, but, regardless, time was almost up. Three more days. That's all I have. And then it's back to Rhode Island, and I have no way of being sure how long it will be until I make it back south again.

So, presently, I'm a little frustrated.

This afternoon, we'll probably head back to Birmingham, though I cannot say that I'm entirely certain why. It doesn't help that I'm coming off a three-day migraine, which is a sure way to screw up any trip anywhere. I suspect the air conditioning is to blame, the AC and the dry air caused by the AC. Back home, there's really no air conditioning to speak of, and...I'm rambling.

I need to have the broad strokes of Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird in my head, and I don't.

Yesterday, we had barbecue for Labor Day, and my Aunt Pat and Aunt Joanne (my mother's sisters) came over, and also my my cousin India (Pat's oldest daughter). It was good seeing them, as it had been many years since the last time. I meant to get a group photo before they left, but then I forgot.

Now that I'm typing, I really don't think I'm up to this entry. Maybe I'll try again this evening.

Aunt Beast
Tags: alabama, alabaster, birmingham, family, leeds, travel, uncertainty

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