Friday, March 27, 2009

Coffee and Nerves

This is us - longing for the green, ripe days of summer, where we can swim around and then sniff the air! I am SO ready for it.

I'm sitting here drinking my coffee just less than three hours before I need to load the dogs up and head down the road. Granted I'm not heading very far down the road - this trial is only about 20 minutes from my house! That means I can either come home at night or bunk down at Julie or Mary's place - they've generously offered me and the doggers a spot to sleep should we want it.

I'm both anxious and excited at the same time. Nick has been very sound - and very happy to be at my side again. He's developed quite a few opinions while he was being rested, and that's a very good thing. I think once I send him today I'll be OK, but at the moment my stomach is flopping around, which is not very good for digestion I suppose. I remember how freaked out I was the first time I ever ran Nick in a trial - and it took me MONTHS to work up my nerve just to do it. This is definately a small drop in the bucket compared to that, but still I feel so out of the swing of things really. Maybe now that I've obsessed here I can get over it. Yeah right.

So I'll be back later with a report - maybe tonight, maybe not. We have two Nursery runs today, and then one more tomorrow. It's supposed to be rainy, rainy, rainy here. I can say I'm not looking forward to that. With the chance of thunderstorms I'm up in the air about whether to leave June at home where she's safe, or with me where I can keep an eye on her. I'm seriously considering just leaving everyone but Nick at home, at least today (since we're starting at Noon). I've got my rain gear packed, and after a shower and a few more cups of coffee we're going to roll on out of here!

8 comments:

Paula said...

Good luck! You guys will be awesome. So there.

Kathy said...

Good luck, Laura. Let us know how it goes. Is this the same trial that Robin is running Billy at?

Laura Carson said...

So there. LOL Thanks Paula, I needed that!

Kathy, yep, same one. I loves me some Billy.

Kelly said...

Good Luck! And sorry I will miss you running since I can't some until Sunday. I'll have all my dogs send good vibes to Nick today!!

Laura Carson said...

Thanks - we appreciate it! I'm planning (depending on how miserable I am by then) to be there Sunday to watch. That is subject to change at this point, though! Hah! See you Sunday (probably).

Laura said...

Good luck Laura! You guys will be fabulous ;-)
Can't wait to hear all about it...

Chasing The Dog said...

You're going to rock it. :)

BCxFour said...

Our collective paws are crossed for you and Nick. I know you guys will ROCK!