To Cle Elum
I have finally made it to the Homeland, after beginning my travels a couple of days’ back. I’m extremely exhausted so won’t wax lyrical about home, but I know that there are some of you who want to know what I’m up to, so here’s what my day looked like:
I woke up early at my baby sister’s house and had a cup of coffee before hitting the road for Cle Elum. On the way, I picked up my 14-year-old nephew, Haden, and 16-year-old niece, Felicity. It was the first time I saw them since the day I left for Scotland, so lots of hugs were shared before we got in the car and made the drive over the pass.
Then I finally arrived at my folks’ house where I was greeted with even more hugs.
At the folks’, I was excited to see a bag of goodies on my bed—including cookies and candy as well as a new loofa for the shower. And when Daddy asked me if I had any laundry, I happily handed over a bag of dirty clothes that later magically appeared clean and folded on my bed!
After a while, Haden and I went to McKean’s for a root beer. Only we really went so that I could surprise my 19-year-old niece, Virginia. And—you guessed it!—there were more hugs.
Then Haden and I went to the ammo store to see Uncle Christopher. (Yes, even more hugs there.)
And, finally, I was back at the folks’ for some down time before a lovely dinner of bratwurst, sauerkraut, and au gratin potatoes.
It’s been a long and exhausting day and I’m now going to bed (early!) with the hopes of a refreshing night’s sleep.
Tomorrow I’m planning to go for a run before I spend the day playing with the kids mentioned above. And on Monday I’m planning for more running, coffee with a friend, taking Mum to her physical therapy appointment, then dinner with Uncle Chris. Busy, busy, busy!
I’m going to need a vacation after this holiday!
[Photo is Haden, Felicity, and me getting ready to head to Cle Elum.]