I've been trying to finish some projects that are due this week for things I can't talk about yet. I don't know how it happened that I have a life where people ask me to make art-create something-design something-write something then tell me to keep it a secret until closer to publication. That is torture for me. I hate not being able to share things.
Karen, Tod, and I are going to make the journey to Walla Walla on Friday for Nana's funeral. It's hard to get to Walla Walla, especially on short notice. Our flight arrives at noon, an hour from the cemetery and the funeral is at 2:45. In usual fashion, I am going to predict that something will not go our way. When it comes to travel, Tod attracts canceled flights and lost luggage. Karen attracts bald Jewish guys who hit on her until they find out she's an attorney then tell her how much they hate lawyers, and I attract people who cry a lot or have gross bodily function OCD and have to sit right next to me. And since this is last minute travel, we don't get to sit next to each other but we are all in exit rows. I need to get some books for the flights, got any suggestions?
I can't help but laugh when I think of the 3 of us traveling together. It reminds me of the time we told our mom we were going to Tahoe to stay in our friend's cabin and really we went to Europe. Aaaah, the good old days. That was one of the best summers of our lives. It was shortly after that escape to Europe that Nana rewarded us for graduating college with a magical month-long trip to England and Wales and she kept asking to see my photo in my passport. I had to keep coming up with reasons for her not to see it or she'd see all the stamps from the European countries and let our secret loose in a roar of laughter. And then, she'd ask to see our journal and read all about our adventures with us. Nana gave us blank journals for every trip we took. I will buy one for our trip down memory lane this weekend. I'll also buy waterproof mascara and 12 boxes of Kleenex.
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