Can you believe it? 700 times I've blabbered about life as I know it. And...life as I've made up.
I'm over at Desert Aire, sitting at Pat and Susie's wathing the Seahawk game. I'm drinking red wine that I believe has been made here in the Mattawa Valley, enjoying the company of friends and family.
I learned today that my Aunt Janet passed away. (actually, she was my cousin but I've always called her my auntie). As we get older and our families grow, we don't get together as often as usual. When I get back to the West side of the State I plan on stopping at their home and seeing the family. What I learned tonight from her daughter is, Aunt Janet took her grandkids on vacation during the earlier part of August, felt cruddy when she returned, when to the hopsital shortly after she returned home, and died in the hospital. My heart is so sad that I wasn't able to spend some time with her during her last days. I really loved her sense of humor. She will be missed.
I slept the entire ride over the mountain today. After a day full of crying and sleeping I was worn out. Hopefully, after a weekend of relaxing and laughing...I'll be ready to get back to the place we call the "real world".
I'd better go now so I can visit all our company.
P.S. It was a comfortable 92 degrees when we got here today.
Love you lots,