I’m back in Orange County.
I’m having a hard time believing June is almost over. How is that even possible already?
• I cried when I left Oregon/my parents, but I’m also glad to be back home.
• The Neanderthal is seeing me this morning. I’m in pain from my trip. He’ll put me in more pain and enjoy doing it.
• I didn’t see the wild “cat” at my parent’s house, but I did get a glimpse of it’s tail for one fleeting second.
• A neighbor informed my parents he saw a mountain lion with two new cubs a couple months ago. We’re pretty sure my parents have been seeing one of the cubs – now a teenage/not full-grown mountain lion.
• The deer I showed in an earlier post was expecting a fawn or two … that’s why she looked so chubby. I hope the mountain lion(s) don’t eat her babies.
• This afternoon my web designers are meeting with me to train me on my redesigned site and to iron out any last minute kinks. It will be going live to all of you, SOON! (Yay – finally!)
• Yes, wild turkeys really do roam freely through the countryside in AbsolutelyNowhere, Oregon.
• Someone asked why my parents live in AbsolutelyNowhere, Oregon. My parents both grew up in Southern California. (I’m actually a 5th generation Californian – a very rare thing to be!) My dad had two best friends growing up. One of them, as an adult, moved to AbsolutelyNowhere and purchased about 100 acres of land. When I was a kid, we’d often go visit in the summer. (We’d camp out on my dad’s friend’s land.) I have many childhood memories of playing in Oregon forests, and picking wild berries and cherries. I remember visits to the hen house to collect eggs for breakfast, and playing in their gigantic barns. My parents fell in love with the area. When my dad retired they purchased a plot of land not far from my dad’s childhood friend.
• It’s HOT here in Orange County right now. (Or maybe I just acclimated to cooler Oregon temperatures?)
• I knew I was really home when the women I saw next to me at Starbucks tried to walk, but tripped on her own over-inflated plastic lips.
(You don’t see a lot of THOSE in AbsolutelyNowhere, Oregon!)
I have a lot of catch-up work to do – both at home, and related to my photography/website launch.
And oh yeah, there are also a few appointments with The Neanderthal to attend to ….