What a weekend with our beautiful niece. In a feeble attempt to not go into all of it (because you'd be here all day long), I'll just do a quick run through -- so, start your engines! Dinner at Cha Cha Cha (Mexican food, one of our very favorites); breakfast at Milo's on Broadway; facial/makeup session at the Bobbi Brown Counter at Nordstrom; shopping spree at Wet Seal at Lloyd Center; egg dying and dinner at our good friend's home; the most amazing Easter church service (yes, gay people do go to church) you've ever encountered complete with original music compositions written for the organ and trumpet; Easter dinner at our house complete with homemade quiche (yes, real men do eat it), citrus asparagus and beans, and strawberry-almond cream cake; time around the piano singing and being silly; ride on Max to downtown (remember, Portland has one of the best transportation systems in the country); time at Powell's, the largest bookstore on the West coast; lunch at Hotlips Pizza; obligatory stop at Abercrombie & Fitch (for her, not me); and dinner at our favorite Thai place. And so, this morning I'll put her on an airplane back home. She's a doll. A real trooper in this nutty world of ups and downs.
My back is better but I'm not sure if it's from the cortisone shot or not. Simply, I think that time has allowed it to heal some. It's been a struggle or seven years or so. Plus, when you get old, that's just part of the package deal!
I can't believe that it's already the last week of March. I guess we'll forever be saying "I can't believe how fast time flies....." Do you ever feel like you're wasting time, or letting things pass in front of you that you should be taking advantage of, or wishing that things were different than they are? I mean, for some of us, we're definitely at mid-life. The run is close to half over. Now, that's a pretty thought, isn't it? I have no regrets. But I definitely want to be sure I'm grabbing every opportunity that presents itself. I hope you will too.