First of all, in spite of all my traveling, I'm a bit of a homebody, especially if it means driving in heavy traffic on Washington freeways. (which are h*ll in general, but rush hour is a true inferno) However, my beloved Ashley was home and wanted to head up to the San Juan Islands with a friend; that involved a nearly 6 hour drive for me up to and back from the Anacortes ferry Saturday, and a pick up on Monday at the Tulalip Casino, followed by a trip home in rush hour. THEN BEER! You need to understand that my normal commute is 7 minutes over countryish roads, where my biggest frustrations are if I get behind a school bus or if there are more than two cars ahead of me at the four way stops. :) Ashley and her friend had a great time on the island, bicycling, touring and eating/drinking, so it was well worth it.And when I came home, there was this addictive series to get back to!
My tomatoes are ripening quickly in our now sunny, perfect weather. I love mid-80s!! So do tomatoes evidently. I will lose the beautiful weather when I head up to Alaska for a week on Sunday. It's looking like 70 and sun/rain? It's difficult to predict, so I'll be ready for anything! That includes coffee shops, reading, museums, bakeries, breweries, and making memories with my friend, Becky. :)
Some of my Stargazers are blooming, so I will focus on that instead of comparing it to prior years and finding it wanting. A message to me? I also had a great chat with my long time(over 25 years?) dentist about loss, new relationships, etc. It was weird because he is normally very reserved, but I did give him a card when his wife died a couple years ago. I guess I must have started up the conversation--not much of a surprise, eh? ;) Last night Ashley met Henry, and they appeared to like each other. It was wonderful to see him; I HATE that I missed him when he was gone to Ashland! And Ashley told some very embarrassing stories about me... Tomorrow Henry and I are going out to the new Star Trek movie and then dinner as his belated birthday gift. One day at a time, right?