my mom has been out of town for a couple of weeks, she got home monday. my sister and her newborn have been visiting for a few weeks and she goes home today. wednesday, my sister - who is leaving on vacation for a couple weeks but home now - and i had dinner with the other two... it was nice. family is good, i love them and am glad we like each other - mostly...
i am taking my vacation vicariously through my family this year... not exactly the same*, but it is better than none at all.
this is the view, at sunset on wednesday, from my mom's house. it is a good thing i don't live there, i might never, ever, stop looking at the trees and the water, or hoping for that next wonderful bird to fly by, perch and wait for me to identify it.
*living vicariously is...... horse shit.