no, can't do it...
It's tomorrow now. I couldn't keep my eyes open last night but they're open now, at 5 a.m., so the date has changed. I hate to use the cliché, but sometimes there really aren't enough hours in the day. I wonder what people do who sleep more than I do. They must be fast workers or else even more behind than I am. Seems to me there was an expression, the kind of thing "they" used to embroider on samplers or tea towels: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get." Something like that. It's a good thing I don't do embroidery. A paper and pen work better for me.
I have sorted out the next two days, I think. The lists seem to be disparate but the common denominator is me. I have to have back-up plans as well. This is where my Pollyanna philosophy comes in handy. Does anyone remember Polllyanna, the Glad Girl? I think her story has been made into a movie a couple of times, more than a couple. Mary Pickford (1892-1984) starred in one, and the Disney production made a star of Hayley Mills ( b. 1946) who won a special Oscar for her work in it. (the last Juvenile Oscar). Has anyone read the book? I looked it up and it's older than I thought. Published in 1913, written by Eleanor Porter, it's regarded as a children's classic and Pollyanna and her Glad Game have some pejorative aspersions. The purpose of the game is to look on the bright side of things, especially when " "things" are not so good.
That's what I'm going to do. I am taking a risk with my documents to attempt entry into the United States before I go away for a long time. If I am turned away at the border I will have to find a bus to take me back to Toronto. That's my back-up plan. My Glad plan is to enjoy the ride and see the autumn leaves. i'll let you know.