Last Friday, I was fortunate enough to be able to accompany my aunt on a three day trip to Vancouver Washington and Portland, Oregon. Bede took care of Lucia on Friday, and on Saturday, a friend of mine with three children had Lucia play at her house for a few hours. I had a wonderful, relaxing mini-holiday. Powell's Books was a significant part of my travels, as was Multnomah Falls. Early Sunday morning, I woke up and wrote for an hour, then fell back asleep. Later on, it occurred to me that I would be far more creative on a regular basis if I got more rest.
Here's what's coming up: more visitors, a gig at the Children's Museum on Thursday, and more visitors after that. I'm also planting two raspberry canes in a raised bed. This may not sound exciting now, but if one takes the long-range view, it may very well be something over which to kvell. Gardening is one big game of, "Maybe this time it'll be different. Maybe this time it will grow."