I spent Monday through Thursday of last week in Washington state - just north of Seattle. My friend Shae lives there and it is always a fun time when we can get together. We do our crafty things, shop, wine tastings, and talk, talk, talk. She was in Utah for a few days so I rode back to Washington with her and flew home. It's probably a good thing that we had the car to ourselves on the drive. I don't think our conversation let up once. It felt like the fastest 12 or 13 hour drive ever.
While I was up in the Pacific Northwest, I had dinner with a guy I met through and online dating site. He lives part time here in Utah but has his business in Washington. It wasn't a disaster. It wasn't wonderful. It was nice. There was no pressure because neither of us are looking for a relationship. We decided we would make good friends. I am no longer on the online dating site though and he is the only person I met. Online dating is not for me.
I loved my visit but was happy to get home to my son. I think he missed me. Lucky for me - and him - the house was pretty clean when I came home. It's nice to be able to trust my son enough that he can stay home alone and I don't spend the entire time worrying.
Today I went back to work. I was dreading signing into my computer and checking my e-mail so I put it off as long as I could. After wading through the 200 plus e-mail that was waiting for me, I realized it wasn't as bad as I thought. Had a meeting with my boss and will be getting a small raise in July. It should be just enough to make up for the higher cost of my insurance premium each month. Woo hoo!
I am now watching the rain delayed Daytona 500. There was a big wreck on the second lap and I doubt it will be the only one. We aren't even halfway yet. In case I haven't said it be for: I love NASCAR.