Just a quick note today....was it because January was left behind and February has come that my birthday pot has grown so much? Saturday it had six green spears....on Sunday, February 1, I noticed there were now eight spears above dirt line! The tallest spear is 8" tall. I figure soon my Birthday Pot Mystery will be solved.
I'm getting ready for a trip to see my Dad and his wife, Willie. I love my Dad so much (I love Willie too!), and wish we lived close enough to visit weekly or even daily! I live about 1 1/2 hours from the CA/Oregon border and Dad lives about 1 1/2 hours from the CA/Mexico border. California is a very long state. Liz, Sydney and I will drive to Sacramento, a 5 1/2 hour drive on Wednesday. We'll do a bit of business for the shop and then stay at Liz's friend, Brilynn's house. Brilynn has a new baby girl named Rylie and we haven't seen her yet. At the crack of dawn-thirty on Thursday we'll drive to Redlands where Dad lives. It's about a 7 hour drive, maybe more depending on traffic. Thursday night Liz will drive to the Ontario Airport and pick up Jason & Beka and my two Minnesota Grands. Oh joy! I've missed them so much even though it's only been a month since I saw them last. Mercedes had her first birthday last week and we'll have a cake and celebrate while we are in Redlands. Lots to pack into that little trip....going to see my friend Kris and go to her Quilt Shop in Brea, going to the park where Bill and I met and get pictures of my kids & grandkids in the tree we met in (that's another story), Disneyland (!) and spending time with some friends who moved last year to So. CA. In between all that we'll hang with the folks, celebrate Mercedes' & Willie's birthdays, etc. We'll begin our drive home on Tuesday, probably spending another night in Sacramento. I don't know if I'll have Internet access, but I'll be sure to share afterwards if not before.