I'm ran away. On Wednesday, I hopped a plane headed west. My mother's birthday is this coming week and I'm joining her to celebrate and soak up some quiet time. First, I'll visit my mother on her farm in Eastern Oregon and then we'll take a road trip to Lake Tahoe where we'll meet her dearest friends for a week in a rental cabin on the lake. Heaven. I'll continue to check in here and there, but posting will be a bit sporadic until I return home.