Yesterday, I wrote a long (and trust me, really well written) blog post about my hometown of Walla Walla, Washington, where I am right now visiting family. It went on about the Norman Rockwellian nature of this town, which often seems like the land that time forgot.
But then I lost my internet connection and unwittingly lost my glorious post before I could upload it. Poof.
I’ll summarize by saying that I’m having a lovely time with my parents, brothers, sister-in-law, niece and nephew. One set of the family, my brother Larry, his wife Margaret, and kids Miranda and Taylor, live in Australia, so it’s a rare treat to spend time with them. We’re participating in wholesome family activities, like playing cards. That’s my idea of a good time.
Here’s a photo of Miranda and Taylor wearing t-shirts I brought them from my friend Sally Brown’s t-shirt company, Roll Over Rover.
My niece, Miranda, and nephew, Taylor, in their Roll Over Rover t-shirts
My husband Barry is coming in this afternoon, along with our friend, Jim, who is also a good friend of my brother and his family. In the days ahead, we have a family talent show to look forward to (and prepare for), a birthday party, bowling, and (I fervently hope), some quality time at some tasting rooms. Walla Walla is a now a wine-making mecca, with some really delicious wines.
We return on Monday evening. After that, I’ll get back into the swing of regular blogging. And regular living and working. I’ve done little but travel or be in conferences for the last month and I’m looking forward to getting back to real life.