Our house guests flew home a week ago, and so far all we've seemed to do is work on cleaning the house. We got the downstairs carpets shampooed and are currently working on the upstairs ones. We have another house guest arriving Friday, and I have commitments Monday, Tuesday and Weds. nights, plus I'm singing in a wedding in a couple of hours, so the craziness clearly hasn't ended. And who am I fooling? Around my life, it's always crazy, so I can't use it as an excuse TOO much. I did manage to knit a gauge swatch this weekend, though I haven't blocked it yet.
Some trip photos were asked for, so here are a few to start you off. First we have wild lupine at the top of Mt. San Jacinto (~10,000 feet). We took the aerial tramway up and hiked around a bit. This is in Palm Springs, CA:
One of many great views from the top:
Cholla at Joshua Tree National Park:
And a genuine "one-armed bandit," found in a diner in Searchlight, NV (I didn't try playing it, though):
Tomorrow night I will be conducting a mediation (parent/teen conflict — that should be interesting), Tuesday night I have band practice, and Wednesday night is my mediation class. Lots on the boards! But I'm attempting to take one day at a time... and hopefully will have some actual creative blog content soon ;-)