Sure as clockwork – about this time every year I start to go nuts. Now don’t get me wrong – I LOVE Oregon and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, but the incessant rain and GRAY skies just get to me after awhile. I was hoping to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel when I went to check the 10 day forecast – HA!! Not only do we have rain and gray skies for as far as the eye can see, we have a possibility of more snow. If it snows it won’t amount to much but STILL! Enough already.
Spring break starts for my grands on the 23rd and that still shows rain and clouds – SIGH! Sure hope we get some nice weather so we can do some fun things during spring break.
We are planning to take off on April 1 for parts unknown – well, almost. We will do some traveling in Oregon. There are so many things we have always wanted to visit and never have. So we will be gone most of the month hopefully, and finally Therapy will be getting some exercise.
Unfortunately, we have determined that Rusty will not be able to travel with us so I won’t go anywhere unless I can be home in less than 1 day. Those of you who are not pet lovers may not understand but Rusty is my baby. I have had him for nearly 15 years and I want to be here when he needs me. He is fine with our house sitter but it is not like having his “mama” around. And if things go south, I want to be able to get home to him in a hurry. He has always been faithful to me and I will return the favor as he faces his final time. He used to love to go with us but that time is over. He just is not strong enough for the rigors of travel.
So we will take some shorter and closer trips with Poppy for now and wait to see what the future holds.
I haven’t been very active at reading or writing blogs this week. I got started on the Hunger Games trilogy and have spent a lot of time reading all three of those books and as a result have been fighting headaches all week. Migraines are the bane of my existence and I know I need to not spend so much time reading or computing and yet I never seem to learn. Oh well, we do what we gotta do!
Although these books are billed as Young Adult books, I enjoyed them. I personally think they are a bit too violent for young people but then with all the violent video games out there, I guess I am in the minority! Anyway, the Hunger Games and the other two books in the series, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay, are interesting reads and they do make you think. Although I do not go to the theater often, this is one that I want to see on the big screen. It opens March 23rd.
Earlier in the week, we had a chance to meet up with Dave and Carol again. Dave and Carol were the very first bloggers we ever met and we sure enjoy their company. Had a nice lunch at Papa's Pizza (thank you Dave) and a great visit. We only live a couple of hours apart so hopefully we will connect some over the summer.