Thursday, July 22, 2010

Headed to Portland, OR

Well, the time has come at last. Guy has moved out of his apartment in Ithaca and tomorrow we leave for Portland, OR, where he is relocating. I decided to tag along on the trip because I loved seeing the country last year when we drove to Seattle. It will be a bittersweet trip, to be sure.
Lucas will be caring for things at home while we're away. It has to be something he can do easily, so I moved all the outdoor potted plants to the back side of the house near the hose, so he can keep them watered. Hubby said this looks like a jungle.
Most of the flowers were planted from seedlings I grew in the house last spring, so I am hoping they will still be pretty when I return. (heck, I'll be happy if they're alive. No offense to Lucas, but the heat has really left them in sad shape) I'd like to think he'll water the flower beds, too. Hey, a Mom can dream, right? :-)

I also moved all the indoor plants to a central location so he can easily water them at least once while I'm gone. Last time I went away and he was in charge one of the tropical plants set up blossoms. Maybe he can work his magic again! This reminds me of the day my friends Jackie and Diane helped me move the plants to this house- they were astounded that one person could have this many houseplants!

It has been years since we have had a nice family picture made, and I imagine it will be a while before we get another chance now. So I set the timer - and even got Guy to not look miserable (he hates having pictures taken).

We're making it a sort of an adventure, rather than just driving straight out. I'll post pictures when I can. And when I get back, you can bet I'll be getting back to the sewing room! I never thought I'd see the day when my sewing machine had dust on it!!!

I am grateful for:
A whole week with the family together!
Cool nights- just made for snuggling.
Frozen cookie dough to put in my ice cream.

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