Look at you, Washington State…

With your sunny, almost warm weather and leaf buds growing on trees. If I did not know better, I would think you were ready for Spring or something, and that you did not have a couple of feet of snow (in the low lying areas) on the ground a couple of weeks ago.


I have received some excellent and awesome invitations to tea. I used to turn them down because I was insecure. I did not think I was the type of person who would enjoy high tea. I thought I was too busy or not fancy enough to do that . I am so glad that one of my favorite friends in the world (and a lady I truly admire) invited me to take some time from my often (overly) busy schedule for high tea. I had such a wonderful time that I went out to tea – a lot. The tea and food was nice, but it always struck me as a relaxed setting to catch up with what was going on with my friends. I miss that. I really hope I can get back to it every now and then when life is more normal and more safe.

Plans and Meetings.

I want to take rock climbing lessons so I can do stuff like this photo. This is Abby Dione. She is the first Black woman to own her own climbing gym.
Mentally, I feel like I already did a lot of climbing today, just getting from one task to another to another to another. I had two evening meetings back to back and they were exciting and mentally demanding at the same time. I have the opportunity to participate in an event that I have been dreaming of experiencing for the past twenty seven years. The other project that I am working on is challenging me at every turn, but I know the outcome will be beyond anything I could imagine, because it is beyond anything I could imagine already. I want to do well at these things, but they require lots of hard work and life with my family during COVID is already hard work. I will not give up, even on days like this, when I feel like all of my get up and go has been long gone.