I’m posting again because it Tuesday, but go ahead and comment on my last post if you haven’t yet! And thanks to all of you who did already! What would I do without you? 🙂
Sorry this part’s a little short. The one after the next one is really long, so that’ll make up. I can’t make things uniform: the chapters in my books are different lengths, the books in my series are different lengths, etc. I don’t fit in categories. At all.
We ate canned soup for dinner (it was very different from home-made chicken noodle!) and then went to bed, as the three of us were worn out from traveling. The door on the other side of the living area went into a third room, that was divided up into four rooms with temporary walls (the kind that feel as if they are carpeted, like the floor). There was a pathway down the middle, with two rooms on each side. Mom and Dad had the first room on the right; while I had my own room, the other on the right; Aunt and Uncle slept on the far left; while Dr. Peterson took the remaining room. We slept in sleeping-bags, laid on cots. Mom came in to say good-night to me before I turned off my electric-lantern.
“Mom,” I asked, “is this a once-in-a-lifetime trip?”
“Do you want it to be?”
“Mom! I never said that!”
“It was implied.”
“Mom, I don’t know anything about fossils–and I don’t even care!”
“Cassie, those guys are just having fun—you know that, right?”
I rolled my eyes. “Glad somebody is!”
“You are too.” Mom said confidently. “Or you would be if you’d let yourself! It’s an adventure, honey. Few people get to go to Siberia before they’re even in high-school. Just enjoy it!” She kissed my forehead. “I want you cheerful and adventurous in the morning! Now get some sleep.” She clicked off the light and went out. I sat up straight in the dark, exasperated.
I’m hoping to finish this before/by next Tuesday so I can move on. I must have lost all my self-control between this story and Into the Dragon’s Lair! 🙂