I spent last week in Central Washington visiting my mom and her husband. My mom is sick so I helped around the house this visit. It's a great feeling to take care of your parents, even in small ways, after they've given so much to you. It was a great visit.
Before driving back I stopped in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth and beautiful Icicle Canyon and enjoyed the pretty flowers and gorgeous mountains. There's something special about the place you grew up, isn't there? Even the dry air felt familiar and refreshing. Central WA will always be home.
Since returning to Portland I've been sick as a dog. Yesterday I slept the entire day until 5:00 pm (you heard me) and today I slept off and on until 6:00! And I'm still beat. I've been watching wave reports and was hoping to get out and do a little surfing tomorrow, but there's no way that's going to happen. Cross your fingers I'll feel better before the clouds come later in the week.