As you know by now, I am unexpectedly in Washington. There was a death in the family and after the call went out all three of the children managed to get ourselves across the country within 24 hours of notification. Our country is definitely large, but thank goodness for modern means of transportation. I kept thinking about what would have happened if we lived in the horse and buggy days.
I haven't visited my hometown in over two years and it's kind of trippy to see what has changed and what hasn't. The world's most fabulous Cherry Lemon Sours are still at the Soda Fountain and, most important of ALL, there is a new Knitting and Tea shop! Yarn in the front half and tea in the back. Could it be more wonderful?! Actually, it could have been open when I was there (was the 4th of July...), but thankfully, I have a few more days in town.
The Parents have a new puppy. She's a lot to handle and has an affinity for ankles. I named her "Attila". The Father can't remember the name he gave her so keeps calling her by the previous dog's name. We've all told him to just re-name the current dog as he can barely get our names correct.
One of the best parts about visiting my parents during the summer is the food. Not food that they make, because somehow they seem to survive on cheese and crackers, but food grown in the valley where they live. Currently, the cherries are ripe and cost a delightful $1.99/lb. Also, blueberries and raspberries are in season. I can't wait to go to the farmer's market.
Sorry this is random, turns out if you accidentally fall asleep on the couch at 8pm, you just might wake up at 4:45. Not too bad if you adjust for the change of Central to Pacific time, but a little early for coherent thoughts nonetheless. Hope you had a nice 4th.