It's FUN FRIDAY! It also happens to be my husband's birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ERIK!
(That's the hubster in his GQ pose on our wedding day.)
I feel really guilty for leaving him on the glorious day of his birth. But we celebrated wildly on Wednesday (and I still managed to get my wishes out) so I am leaving tonight to fly to Seattle. My dad and I are going into the forest in search of Elves. Well, not really. My dad is going to camp, relax and fish. I'll be hiking, writing and searching for Elves. Perhaps if I turn my head fast enough, I'll catch one just before it disappears behind the trees again! They're out there on the edge of our consciousness. Our mass consumerism has driven them out of our conscious world and deeper into the forests. (Oh! On a mass consumer side note because I'm so big on overshares when it comes to my life - we have a house in our neighborhood that we walk past ocassionally when walking Dear Lily that is just over the top ridiculous. They bought the lot next to them, knocked the existing house down and built a huge house that covers half a block. Every light in the house is ALWAYS on, they have two RVs, all of their cars are SUV gass guzzlers on monster tires, their air/heat is always blasting and they have lawn decorations for every holdiay that take a great deal of energy to blow-up with their commercial blower and even more energy to keep lit all night long - we have dubbed them the Mass Consumer House. Excess everything. The Elves would not be fond of this family.)
The forest is such a magical place. I grew up spending a few weeks every summer there - running through the trees, wading through parts of the river we were told to stay away from (sorry, Mom!), hiking into high lakes with my cousins by my side and having magical adventures. I look forward to falling asleep to the sound of the river as it runs over rocks and fallen logs, to breathing in deep the fresh pine! I can hardly wait to walk the paths to waterfalls. I can feel the inspiration already and I'm not even there yet!
I will be back on August 3rd and have a FABLOUSLY FUN Summer Giveaway planned. You don't want to miss it!
What FUN things do you have planned for this FRIDAY? Salt, anyone? Happy Hour with friends? Or a little 'me' time at home and some writing? Whatever it is, I hope you all have a FANTASTIC time!
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