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!