Well. It feels like it’s been a really long time since I’ve been here.

Because . . . it has been.

All the posts that were here last week? Written and scheduled way in advance. So, technically, I’ve been away from the blog for almost . . . two weeks. And in those intervening days, it has been a whirlwind around here. In the best possible ways.

My sister has been here for a visit. In fact, I just put her on a plane to return home this morning! And while she was here, I stepped away from my regular life entirely. We played. Pretty much that’s what we did. We saw the Barbie movie and we went to the West Michigan Fiber Festival and we had a Ted Lasso marathon (she had never watched before). We sipped wine and went on walks and chit-chatted a lot. We had lots of time with our dad and we laughed a lot with Tom. It was a good time.

I did not, though . . . oh . . . read my mail or look at my email or think about my blog or read anyone else’s blog or paint or draw or read or ride my Peloton or do any weeding or tend my calendar in any way.

I’ve got some digging out to do now!
(As you might imagine.)

But my priority today (besides the laundry) . . . is to celebrate with this guy . . .

Because today is our 42nd anniversary! (Time. Flies.)

I’m back.
A bit scrambled.
But back!