So here I am, at home, and there's a USDAA trial in Madera. It has been a long time since I've missed a Madera USDAA trial. My limited budget, limited vacation time contributed heavily to my missing it, but the final straw was that I was out of town the last 2 weekends and I'll be doing agility next weekend, and four committed weekends in a row is just too much for me--I keep saying that I'm trying to cut back and keep some semblance of a Real Life.
But I miss it. And all my friends are there. (OK, not entirely true; I've received email and a phone call from 2 friends who have often also gone to Madera who expected that I'd be there this weekend and didn't expect a response from me.)