I'm heading out 4 am in the morning for Iowa and i'm nervous. I hate leaving the house and animals for so long. I keep worrying something horrible will happen to my family or animals while gone. I have a tiny bag packed with clothes then i have several bags and boxes of regalia, tools, and demonstration items. The pens are set up the coup is clean, everyone is updated on who gets what when. Hmm I should probably make and freeze some meals for the family. I've brushed up on my Tsalagi, and realized form years of disuse I have lost a LOT of the language so when I come home i'm going to have to reteach myself and call some Kituwah speaking friends to bounce the language off of. hmmm I hope i have everything! the schedule was sent to me and it turns out I've been volunteered to make more appearances than I thought. It's fine though, most of it is working with children which is what I am use to. Children are easy to demonstrate to. Tell some stories teach them a few phrases songs and social dances... I love working with children. They're so much fun and their excitement is contagious.